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Breaking Bad's Gus Was Big Bird's Camp Counselor

Jason English

Giancarlo Esposito (the super intense Gus Fring on Breaking Bad) had a stint on Sesame Street—he played Big Bird's camp counselor in 1982. Let's take a look.

The Late Movies: The Feynman Series

Chris Higgins

Tonight, let's celebrate physicist Richard Feynman.

The Stories of 10 People Featured on Historically Bad Album Covers

Kara Kovalchik

Bargain bin recording artists are people, too. In the interest of balanced reporting, I hereby submit to you the very human stories behind some of those infamous photos.

5 Odd Balls

David K. Israel

Sure, you know your footballs, baseballs, tennis balls and basketballs. But what about the lesser-known balls? Let's take a closer look at some, er, odd balls now. 1. Jai Alai

The Best Timelapse You'll See all Week

Chris Higgins

Here's a beautifully photographed collection of timelapse shots from Arizona and Utah, created by one man (Dustin Farrell) using one camera (a Canon 5D Mark II -- hey, it's only a few thousa

The Money Trees of the UK

Jill Harness

Imagine wandering through the forest when all of a sudden you stumble upon a massive tree completely covered in coins dating back centuries. No, you haven't discovered a magical giving tree.

For a T-Shirt: The Weirdest Dissertation You Can Find (and Link To)

Jason English

I was working on a quiz called "Bizarre Dissertation Title or Something We Made Up?" Actually, the title—and trying to find something better than "Something We Made Up?"—is as far

Fun Photos With the Moon

Jill Harness

If you've ever felt like you could just reach up and touch the moon, you'll certainly appreciate Laurent Lavender's photos of people posing with the moon.

Brain Game: Math Square #93

As promised a new Monday Math Square here at the mentalfloss.com Brain Game. Enjoy! The nine white squares inside the main red grid should be filled with the digits 1 through 9.

Morning Cup of Links: Car Jumps Rope

Miss Cellania

In 1959, Marine Corps pilot William Rankin was cruising at nine miles above the earth in an F-8 Crusader combat jet when something went wrong and he had to eject.

Weekend Links: 348 Photos of People Losing it in Haunted Houses

Allison Keene

348 Photos of People Absolutely Losing Their S**t in Haunted Houses. (Thanks, Alex Segura!) * Despite being a writer, I have always been terrible at marking up poetry.

Last Week's Most Popular Stories

Jason English

In case you weren't obsessively refreshing mentalfloss.com all week, here's what you

Weekend Links: How the [bleep] Does Swearing Work?

Allison Keene

Get in the Halloween spirit by checking out the eerie sound of … a meteor shower! * The Smithsonian Magazine's blog has been filled with some pretty cool articles recently (ok, maybe cribbing

9 Strange Courtship Rituals From Around the World

Ethan Trex

© Tetra Images/Corbis Love wasn't always as simple as liking — and putting a ring on — it. Here's how the dating game has been played in various cultures over the years. 1.

The Old Milwaukee Brewers Logo Was an M and a B

Jason English

The Milwaukee Brewers just won their first playoff series since 1982. I just wanted to point out the M and B in their old logo.

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