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Accented Memories

Allison Keene

I have had a theory for a long time that people, consciously or unconsciously, change their accents depending on who we are talking to and what we are talking about.

Brain Game: Math Square #74

The Brain Game kicks off another week here at mentalfloss.com. Today's Monday Math Square is a bit unusual, in that five of the six calculations result in the number 2.

Morning Cup of Links: Lost in Translation

Miss Cellania

The Lazarus File. A 1986 murder was solved 23 years later as DNA technology caught up with an unlikely suspect.

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: The Longest Baseball Game in History

Allison Keene

Do you fear an NFL lockout because it may deprive you of a 2012 Puppy Bowl?

Weekend Links: The Ghost of Email Past

Allison Keene

It feels good to be back, Flossers! I did enjoy my trip though - in fact, I found you a little ride along video.

The First Beatles Record

Eddie Deezen

Most any musical history book will tell you that the first Beatles record was "Love Me Do." Sure, "Love Me Do," released October 5, 1962.

The Late Movies: Buttered Cats

Miss Cellania

This week, we bought you The Buttered Cat Paradox, with a promise of some illustrated experiments on Friday.

Things Everybody Loves Except You

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.

"Inception" Explained Via Folders

Chris Higgins

This is supremely nerdy. Back away from the computer now if you're not up to the task. Are the normals gone yet? Good.

The Number of the Day: 13

Colin Patrick

Friggatriskaidekaphobia (or paraskevidekatriaphobia) is the name for the fear of Friday the 13th.

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children: Prologue and Chapter One

Ransom Riggs

I've been dropping not-so-subtle hints about my upcoming YA novel for weeks now, but the day is finally here when I can share a little of it!

5 Things You Didn't Know About John Candy

Ethan Trex

The world hasn't been quite as funny since we lost John Candy in 1994.

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Man Jailed for Tortilla Dough Antonio Hernandez Carranza drove from Carson, California, to visit his sister in Johnson City, Tennessee. He missed an exit and ended up in Asheville, North Carolina.

Brain Game: The Two Spirals

I strive to use original creations whenever possible for the mentalfloss.com Brain Game, but occasionally, I stumble upon an old challenge - often a visual one - that's worthy of reintroduction.

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