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What the Heck Is Sea Foam?

Matt Soniak

22 Fascinating and Bizarre Classes Offered This Semester

Stacy Conradt

From the Sociology of Lady Gaga to the Joy of Garbage, here are some of the coolest and weirdest college courses being taught this fall. 1. Sociology of Fame and Lady Gaga University of South

Weekend Links: The Soviet Union Plus Tetris Equals Brilliance

Allison Keene

When I saw the subject "best wedding pictures ever" I thought maybe it would be something really artistic or twee … but nothing prepared me for the truth.

Reporters Being Blown Away by Hurricanes

Jason English

Gawker understands why so many people tune in to watch hurricane coverage. Here are 10 videos of reporters being blown away by

Weekend Links: The Triumph and Tragedy of Lisa Frank

Allison Keene

Jim Henson's Legacy: how the muppets were born out of 1960s counterculture. * If at least one of you laughs out loud at even one of these expectations versus reality, my job here is done. * N

The Late Movies: Musical Livestock

Miss Cellania

How about a little "down on the farm" music?

What Does "State of Emergency" Really Mean?

Ethan Trex

Governors up and down the East Coast are declaring states of emergency in advance of Hurricane Irene’s landfall.

Folk Remedies From Around the World

Haley Sweetland Edwards

From Ashgabat to Atlanta, people all over the world subscribe to folk remedies and do-it-yourself cures for whatever it is that ails them. Here’s a short list of our favorites. The Choo Choo

Mail Call!

David K. Israel

You might recall the post I wrote about the very smart Web site, snailmailmyemail.org. Sadly, the cool project has ended, but I wanted to share some of the letters you _flossers sent me.

The Number of the Day: $11

Colin Patrick

If you made a film and it was set to premiere in a real movie theater, you’d probably assume that—worst case scenario—a handful of the people associated with making it (and maybe their friends and fam

If Libyan Rebels Raided Your Home...

Jason English

On Fridays, 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.

Infinite Jest's Eschaton in Video Form

Chris Higgins

Attention, fellow David Foster Wallace nerds! Fellow DFW nerd band The Decemberists have released a new music video reenacting a game of Eschaton from DFW's novel Infinite Jest.

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Marines To Ban Audible Farts In Afghanistan Silence is golden. A new order for U.S. Marines serving in Afghanistan bans audible farting.

Brain Game: Weighing Chuck

Good luck with today's Friday Free-for-all challenge here at the mentalfloss.com Brain Game. Using an old-style balancing scale, Chuck wants to be able to discern any weight from from 1 to 30

Morning Cup of Links: Jedi Kittens

Miss Cellania

Jedi Kittens.

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