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Follow @mental_floss on Twitter: Amazing Facts, 140 Characters at a Time

Jason English

We're closing in on 100,000 Twitter followers. If you like quick facts and arbitrary milestones, help us reach six

The Late Movies: Animals on Piano

Miss Cellania

My kitten waits until long after everyone is retired for the night and then announces to the entire house that someone forgot to close the piano.

Ode to the Brain

Chris Higgins

"The brain is a very big place, in a very small space" -Carl Sagan, in the latest Symphony of Science song.

Manifestos Made Easy

Colin Patrick

Do you have a burning desire to start a powerful new movement, but can’t quite figure out how to concisely encapsulate your vision, ideals and goals to the world?

The Number of the Day: 1,200

Colin Patrick

In 2001, famed chef and television host Julia Child donated her entire kitchen to the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History.

5 Famous Fires and the Lessons They Taught Us

Kara Kovalchik

The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire happened 100 years ago today. In this article first posted in 2009, Kara Kovalchik looks back at what caused five famous fires.

What Are You Saving for a Special Occasion?

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.

Does Hysterical Strength Really Exist?

Ransom Riggs

You hear about cases every so often: a mother lifting a car to rescue a pinned child, performing a feat of strength not usually available to humans.

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Public Restroom to Reopen as Food Outlet A 660-square-foot former men's restroom sitting on the Boston Common is set to reopen -as a sandwich shop!

Brain Game: Got a Spare?

It's Free-for-All Friday here at the mentalfloss.com Brain Game. What say we knock back a few...

Morning Cup of Links: Victorian Wire

Miss Cellania

A year ago, we linked to a Metafilter thread in which the forum banded together to avert disaster for two young women from Russia. Now those who were there tell the entire story. One NSFW image.

The Late Movies: Super Mario

Mark Arminio

I'm feeling a bit nostalgic, so tonight we have some clips inspired by Super Mario Brothers.

Fordlandia: Henry Ford's Ill-Fated Foray Into the Brazilian Jungle

Ethan Trex

We remember Henry Ford as the automotive magnate who perfected assembly line technology, but he also dabbled in ambitious social programs, including one in which he hired ex-convicts straight out of S

The Number of the Day: 650,000

Colin Patrick

A California man named Thirry Chahez, channeling his inner Cosmo Kramer, found out the hard way that all money is not created equal.

The Brother IntelliFax 2800 App Store (FINALLY)

Chris Higgins

Isn't it time you played Angry Birds on your Brother Intellifax 2800? Of course it is.

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