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Follow @mental_floss on Twitter: Amazing Facts, 140 Characters at a Time

Jason English

We'd love you to follow us on Twitter! Would it help if I mentioned we've been ranked the 29th most influential news media Twitter account? No? Oh.

What's the Worst Halloween Costume You've Ever Seen?

Jason English

Every Friday, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else's reply, whatever you want.

Lunchtime Quiz: Name That Movie (Audio Quiz)

David K. Israel

So you think you know movies, eh? Match the sound clip to the film it was taken from. And don't worry if you get a few wrong along the way...

The War on Suffrage

Gabrielle Linnell

“Nine little Suffergets, Finding boys to hate, One kisses Willie Jones, And then there are Eight.” Ten Little Suffergets tells the sad tale of ten little girls who lose their pro-suffrage lea

neatorama presents: HDYK? - {day 4}

David K. Israel

It's an all-new 5-day trivia hunt! Co-puzzle Master Josh Halbur and I are happy to bring you the next How Did You Know?

Exploring Abandoned Mines in the Mojave

Ransom Riggs

Some people like to go fishing on the weekends. Others fancy a trip to the spa.

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Schools Perform UFO Crash Drills Some schools in the United Kingdom are teaming up with law enforcement agencies to practice what to do if a UFO crashes nearby.

Brain Game: Sweet Things

Happy Halloween! Unscramble these seven brand-name candy treats that will be found in many Trick-or-Treat bags over the holiday.

Morning Cup of Links: Zombie Teddy Bears

Miss Cellania

Behind the Scenes of America's Legendary Haunted Houses.

5 Questions: Boo!

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Backwards navigation:Forbidden

The Late Movies: Star Wars Music

Mark Arminio

Tonight's Late Movies celebrate the incredible music of Star Wars in some unexpected ways.

How Did You Know? - Day 3 Level 3/Bonus Round

David K. Israel

YES! You can play this challenge/contest without knowing a thing about the weekly hunt! It's sort of a one-off - a stand-alone if you will.

The Quick 10: 10 Dolls That Will Keep You Awake Tonight

Stacy Conradt

I love a good scare, but like most people, I have a line that just shouldn’t be crossed. And that line involves blinky eyes, cracked porcelain skin, and oddly jointed bodies.

More Name x in y Minutes Quizzes

Jason English

We're still on the lookout for entertaining name x in y minutes quiz ideas for the upcoming Reader-Submitted Quiz Week.

Whimpey's Malleefowl

Chris Higgins

Presented without comment: "In the desert, not only is mound-building incredibly difficult, but the bird population is incredibly sparse...and a mate is hard to find.