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The Late Movies: Ewoks

Miss Cellania

Remember those little fuzzy bear things that saved the day in the movie Return of the Jedi?

How the Big Ten Schools Got Their Nicknames

Scott Allen

From Badgers and Boilermakers to Hoosiers and Hawkeyes, the Big Ten Conference boasts an interesting set of school nicknames.

SUNDAY - "Great Migrations," the Latest Mega Nature Documentary

Chris Higgins

Premiering Sunday, November 7, on the National Geographic Channel: Great Migrations.

The Number of the Day: $1.5 Million

Jason English

Jammie Thomas-Rasset of Minnesota has been ordered to pay Capitol Records $1.5 million for illegally downloading and sharing 24 songs on file-sharing network Kazaa in 2006. Related Fact: That'

Eating Aliens: One Man's Answer to Invasive Species

Ransom Riggs

Back in high school daze, my buddy Jackson Landers was a hyperactive polymath who could always be counted on to have the most interesting summer plans.

The Quick 10: Our 10 Favorite Mr. Potato Heads

Stacy Conradt

You have to love when a company has a sense of humor about its products… and when your product is Mr. Potato Head, how can you not?

Stuff You Did as a Baby (That You Still Do Today)

Jason English

Every Friday, 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.

5 Things You Didn't Know About Nolan Bushnell

Ethan Trex

His name may not ring any bells, but if you were born after 1970, chances are Nolan Bushnell had a hand in shaping your childhood.

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Toddler Falls Six Floors Unhurt An 18-month-old boy in Paris fell out of a sixth-story apartment window Monday afternoon.

Stiller & Meara Make Things Make Sense

Colin Patrick

It's official: Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara are the coolest married couple on earth. What's my evidence?

Brain Game: You Send Me

Welcome to the Friday mental_floss Brain Game, which is a quick one.

Morning Cup of Links: Convalescent Prose

Miss Cellania

A print magazine lifts an article from the web without crediting (or even notifying) the author. The editor defends the action by saying the web is "public domain".

The Late Movies: Acoustic Cover Songs for Fall

Mark Arminio

Tonight's Late Movies are a collection of my all-time favorite acoustic cover songs that have a fall-like feel.

Digest This: 9 Celebrities Who've Written Cookbooks

Ethan Trex

You could turn to a celebrity chef if you need a solid recipe, but why ask an expert like Bobby Flay for advice when you can get a recipe from a celebrity who dabbles in the kitchen?

Puppies Wearing Hats Eating Bacon Sharing Facts

Mangesh Hattikudur

Today, 53 years and a day after Laika the Russian space mutt became the first dog to launch into orbit, mental_floss hopes to help dogkind take a giant leap backwards: with a new column we're cal

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