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The Missing Links: In 1492, Columbus Sailed ... Into A Mall?

Colin Patrick

In A Perfect World, Science Museums Wouldn’t Have to Advertise But since it isn't and they do, you might as well make sure the advertisements are geeky and cool to show off your science smarts.

How mental_floss Helped Erik Dresner Win $22,401 on Jeopardy!

Erin McCarthy

This morning, I got a great email from mental_floss reader (and friend of a friend) Erik Dresner about his experience on Jeopardy! that I had to share.

1-Up: Ohio State Marching Band Rocks Video Games

Chris Higgins

In this stunning 9-minute video, the Ohio State University Marching Band performs a halftime tribute to video games during this weekend's game against Nebraska.

We're #4! Help Our iPad App Reach the Top Spot

Jason English

Last week we launched the iPad version of mental_floss magazine, and with your help we've climbed all the way to #4 on the App Store's Newsstand chart!

What Happens When You Get the Wind Knocked Out of You?

Kara Kovalchik

You know that feeling.

Brain Game: Math Square #141

Please enjoy today's new mentalfloss.com Brain Game Monday Math Square challenge.

Morning Cup of Links: Marching Arcade

Miss Cellania

The 10 Most Lovable Movie Monsters of All Time.

One Man's Trash Is Another Man's Art

Jill Harness

A great artist should be able to create no matter what materials he has at hand, and since the cost of traditional materials like paint, marble and clay can add up quickly, it only makes sense that ma

72 Scenes from the Portland Retro Gaming Expo, 2012

Chris Higgins

On September 30, I spent a geektastic day at the Portland Retro Gaming Expo.

Last Week's Most Popular Stories

Jason English

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

How the Neighborhoods of Manhattan Got Their Names

Laura Turner Garrison

For an island of only 24 square miles, Manhattan sure has a lot of neighborhoods. Many have distinct monikers that might not seem intuitive to the lay-tourist, or even to a lifelong New Yorker.

A Brief History of "Battle of the Network Stars"

Kara Kovalchik

Television viewers of the late 1970s who craved a combination of amateur athletics plus celebrity skin (mixed together with more cheese than a Wisconsin souvenir shop) had to look no further than Batt

Weekend Links: Where The Streets Are Paved With Gold

Allison Keene

This falls under the banner of "mind = blown" -- apparently, we've been using ketchup cups all wrong. Ok, seriously, how many of you knew this is how they were supposed to be used?

The Craziest Myths the MythBusters Have Tackled, According to the MythBusters

Erin McCarthy

To celebrate the new season of MythBusters (check out the epic sizzle reel here) premiering this Sunday at 8pm ET/PT on the Discovery Channel, we asked hosts Jamie Hyneman, Adam Savage, Grant Imahara

The Magazine With a Smartphone Inside

Chris Higgins

The latest issue of Entertainment Weekly has a smartphone in it.

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