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Why Are Scrubs Usually Blue or Green?

Matt Soniak

Medical professionals can choose from a wide variety of scrubs with different colors and patterns. So why are plain blue and green ones so

The Late Movies: 8 Character Actors Who Always Steal the Scene

Ransom Riggs

Obviously, these are some of my favorites, and I've certainly left lots of worthy actors off this list.

Neatorama presents: HDYK? - {day 5}

David K. Israel

It's an all-new 5-day trivia hunt! Co-puzzle Master Josh Halbur and I are happy to bring you the next How Did You Know?

Choose Your Own Adventure

Allison Keene

Most of you probably remember reading Choose Your Own Adventure books, which gained a lot of popularity in the 1980s.

History of the World: Cable TV On, Women’s Shirts Off

Stacy Conradt

Before the Internet became a limitless font of pornography just a mouse click away, late-night premium cable TV was pretty much the best thing ever invented, as far as teenage boys were concerned.

Does Language Shape Culture?

Ransom Riggs

According to a raft of new research (and this great article in the WSJ), the answer is yes, profoundly.

Jimmy Fallon and JT Drop Some Hip-Hop

Chris Higgins

Last week, Justin Timberlake appeared on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon to promote his new movie role.

How an Island Full of Landmines Led to a Thriving Penguin Population

the mag

by Hank Green War—what is it good for? Well, if the Falkland Islands are any indication, it certainly helps

Record-Breaking Marathon Comedy

Colin Patrick

The majority of people who give stand-up comedy a try struggle to cobble together 5-10 minutes of material strong enough to hold an audience’s attention.

Brain Game: Math Square #44

The nine white squares inside the main red grid should be filled with the digits 1 through 9. Each digit should appear only once in this main grid (the red square). One number is provided for you.

Morning Cup of Links: Biblical UFOs

Miss Cellania

Close Encounters of the Sacred Kind. A retired Presbyterian minister finds UFO sightings in the Bible. * Facebook Fakery.

Last Chance to Get 3 Free Issues of mental_floss When You Pre-Order Our New Book!

Mangesh & Jason

It's smarter than your old history teacher, funnier than the founding fathers and more American than Betty Crocker cradling an apple

Weekend Links: A Penny for Your Floor

Allison Keene

I love kids, I really do, but this pictorial meditation on "If Build-A-Bears Were As Terrible As Real Children" was still pretty hilarious and on-point! * Hopefully you guys can do better

Our Most Popular Stories Since September 14th

Jason English

Since my daughter Katherine was born on September 14th, I haven't been obsessively refreshing mentalfloss.com, and we haven't been posting The Week's Most Popular Stories.

Win a Copy of the National Geographic Answer Book!

Andréa Fernandes

Every day, more than 20,000 Chinese people leave the countryside to settle in urban areas. Related Link: For the past two weeks, we've been pulling Numbers of the Day from the beautiful and fa

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