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Brain Game

Son of Mine

Brain Game

Son of Mine

Horrid Movie Families

Horrid Movie Families

WWI Centennial

Prelude to Apocalypse

WWI Centennial

Prelude to Apocalypse

Flying the Blah Skies

Flying the Blah Skies

The Grand Prismatic Spring

The Grand Prismatic Spring

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Brain Game: Math Square #239

Sandy Wood

20 Things You Might Not Know About 'Garfield'

Scott Neumyer

1. Creator Jim Davis originally intended to focus the strip on Jon.

Why Are Smart People Referred to as “Poindexters”?

Kara Kovalchik

101 Masterpieces: 'The Twilight Zone'

Jake Rossen the mag

For Rod Serling, TV was the perfect landscape to battle bigotry and corporate censorship. But was the nation ready for it?

Morning Cup of Links: The Best Smartphones

Miss Cellania

5 Beloved Traditions Invented to Make You Buy Stuff

the mag

Here's how some popular traditions came about, including diamond engagement rings and the ubiquitous green-bean casserole.

Weekend Links: What A Black Hole Looks Like

Roma Panganiban

10 Misconceptions from the Movies

Alvin Ward

Elliott Morgan clears up some things you might have picked up from movies.

The Least Common Presidential Names

14 Published Novels Written During NaNoWriMo

Stacy Conradt

Happy National Novel Writing Month!

Weekend Links: Broadway’s Theater Ghosts

Roma Panganiban

The Science of Fire-Breathing

Chris Higgins

7 Overlooked Thanksgiving Rituals, According to Sociologists

Arika Okrent

The first major sociological study of Thanksgiving appeared in the Journal of Consumer Research in 1991. Here's what the authors learned.

11 Patron Saints for Your Modern-Day Calamities

Stacy Conradt

There are plenty of saints that cater to modern-day issues if you know where to look.

Halloween Photos of the mental_floss Staff

Jason English

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