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The Late Movies: Jacobus, A Vlogger from the 14th Century

Chris Higgins

Tonight, for your viewing pleasure, the video blog of Jacobus, a 14th-century serf with a suspiciously bad accent.

Fresh Perspectives: Libya

David K. Israel

Ever wonder what The Colbert Report might look like with children panelists? Look no further

Dr. Ruth's Game of Good Sex and Other Absurd Celebrity Video Games

Cole Gamble

Making a good video game is incredibly difficult. It requires loads of talent, creativity, hard work and time. In contrast, making a bad video game is rather easy.

Beefing up the Kids Aisle of the mental_floss Store

Jason English

We're expanding the mental_floss online store and we need your help! Specifically, let's talk about the Kids section.

Bottle Rocket: Dignan's Notebook

Chris Higgins

In Wes Anderson's first movie Bottle Rocket, a young Owen Wilson plays Dignan, a wannabe criminal whose prior work experience includes lawn maintenance -- before he was fired.

How Hard Is it to Dissolve a Body?

Meghan Holohan

During the Sicilian Mafia wars of the early 1980s, residents of Palermo feared the “white shotgun” or lupara bianca—a murder where the body disappears.

9 Really Dangerous Pieces of Art

Rob Lammle

Normally when artwork is described as “dangerous,” it means it challenges the viewer to think and feel outside their comfort zone.

Dietribes: Pecans

Allison Keene

• The history of pecans can be traced back to the 16th century.

William Swallow's Excellent Adventure

Erik Sass

Back when Australia was a penal colony, Macquarie Harbor, Tasmania, was the place that Britain sent criminals who were really bad… or really clever.

Brain Game: Comfortable Shoes

Here's a word ladder, just in time for the Wednesday Wordplay segment here at the mentalfloss.com Brain Game. Good luck! Many of us remember the highly-rated last episode of the TV sitcom Chee

"Ghost Babies" and the Macabre World of Post-Mortem Photo Collecting

Ransom Riggs

Boingboing recently published an excellent and very in-depth article on the strange world of post-mortem photo collecting -- something I know a bit about, tangentially, because I'm a collector of

Morning Cup of Links: New Duck Voices

Miss Cellania

In 1997, a volcanic eruption buried Plymouth on the isle of Montserrat under several feet of ash, rock, and lava.

The Quick 10: The 10 Worst Sports Logos Ever

Stacy Conradt

Think the Memphis Grizzlies have a terrible logo? Scratching your head about the Tampa Bay Rays' completely unintimidating sunbeam?

The Late Movies: Steve Earle

Matt Soniak

In February, I braved the frozen tundra of Philadelphia’s Fishtown neighborhood to see Steve Earle in the intimate confines of the upstairs room at Johnny Brenda’s.

How Did You Know Sarah Blask and Liz Fontenla?

David K. Israel

We had a lot of fun giving away daily neatorama prizes this month! We hope you continue to enjoy this new aspect of the game. Thanks for being active on the Facebook page.

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