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11 Boozy Spins on Kid Classics

Rebecca OConnell

When you grow up, you don't have to put away your childish things—you just need to soak them in alcohol.

15 New Uses for Old VHS Tapes

Jake Rossen

1980s media never dies.

16 of the Coolest Playgrounds in the World

Shaunacy Ferro

10 of History’s Most Terrifying Swords

Mark Mancini

Humans have always been cooking up brand new ways to slice, dice, hack, and stab. You definitely wouldn’t want to tangle with any of the historical swords in this gallery—especially the last one.

15 Times Stars Took Method Acting Too Far

Beth Anne Macaluso

Morning Cup of Links: Malamanteau

Miss Cellania

The Tragic Race to Be First to the South Pole. A museum exhibit shows us how Roald Amundsen and Robert F.

5 Questions: Coney or Desert

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The Late Movies: New York Times Critics' Picks

Ransom Riggs

One of my favorite new features on the NYTimes website are videos by film critic A.O. Scott in which he discusses and dissects some of his (and my) favorite films.

Last Week's Most Popular Stories

Jason English

In case you weren't obsessively refreshing mentalfloss.com all week, here's what you missed: 1. The Origins of 10 Nicknames, by David K. Israel

Lunchtime Quiz Leftovers

Jason English

Ready, Aim, Fire: Scenes From Early American Dueling

Matt Soniak

Callin' out around the world: are you ready for a brand new beat? Summer's here and the time is right for duelin' in the

Brain Game: Math Square #27

The nine white squares inside the main red grid should be filled with the digits 1 through 9. Each digit should appear only once in this main grid. Two of these numbers are already provided for you.

Morning Cup of Links: Memorial Day

Miss Cellania

The bugle call "Taps" is used at military funerals and memorial services as well as for lights out. Where did this song originate, and why does it affect us so? * How The U.S.

5 Questions: Never Forget

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Strange Geographies: Venetian Graffiti

Ransom Riggs

One thing that surprised me about Venice was that graffiti was everywhere.

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