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Inside Aaron Sorkin's Brain

Chris Higgins

Aaron Sorkin is a fantastic writer of dialogue -- as long as you're okay with listening to Aaron Sorkin talking to Aaron Sorkin through the voices of miscellaneous actors.

10 Envy-inducing Video Game Bathrooms

Miss Cellania

The stereotype of the serious video gamer living in his parent's basement, sitting in the dark covered in Cheeto dust only covers a small portion of gamers.

Music History #1: "One Night in Bangkok"

Bill DeMain

Editor's Note: This is the big debut of Bill DeMain's new column, where he explores the real historical events that inspired various songs.

Brain Game: Greatest White North

Today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Tuesday Test Time challenge concerns America's neighbor to the north, Canada.

Morning Cup of Links: Digital Power People

Miss Cellania

Sunday brought the news that Lonesome George, the very last Pinta Island tortoise, had died.

5 Questions: "Don" Look Now

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5 More People Who Accidentally Found a Fortune

Jill Harness

We’ve all found something that we thought might be worth a lot of money. We have not all been fortunate enough to stumble across anything actually worth a fortune.

Do You Own The Space Above Your House?

Matt Soniak

Cuius est solum, eius est usque ad coelum et ad inferos means "whoever owns the soil, it is theirs up to Heaven and down to Hell."

The Missing Links: Things MJ Left Behind

Colin Patrick

Death By Vegetable All that talk about vegetables being good for you and helping you fend off death may be true.

Name the Songs on Nirvana's Nevermind

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Nirvana released Nevermind on September 24, 1991. Rolling Stone ranked it the #17 album of all time, saying, "No album in recent history had such an overpowering impact on a generation—a nation of teens suddenly turned punk—and such a catastrophic effect on its main creator." Can you name all 12 songs on Nevermind? (For this quiz, we'll leave out the hidden track.)

Every Item Inside the Time Capsule Nickelodeon Buried in 1992

Adrienne Crezo

In 1992, Nickelodeon assembled items important to the kids of the day, put them in a big orange time capsule, and buried it in front of Nickelodeon Studios in Universal Studios.

Name the Songs on Bruce Springsteen's Born to Run

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Released in August 1975, Born to Run was Bruce Springsteen's third album. Soon after, TIME and Newsweek put The Boss on their covers in the same week. Rolling Stone has ranked it #18 on a list of the Top 500 Albums of All Time. Can you name all eight songs on the album?

The Tallest Building in Kraków is "Szkieletor," He-Man's Nemesis

Chris Higgins

Photo circa 2008 courtesy of Joanna J., used by Creative Commons license. In 1975, construction began on a high-rise building in the center of Kraków, Poland.

Why is the Retirement Age 65?

Matt Soniak

In the early 1880s, Chancellor Otto Von Bismarck of Germany had a problem. Marxist unrest was spreading across Europe and some of his own countrymen were calling for socialist reforms.

Brain Game: Math Square #127

Today's Monday Math Square mentalfloss.com Brain Game challenge is the first of the summer.

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