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Brain Game: The Top-10 Queen

Today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Free-for-All Friday entry is trivia, but this question should warrant enough thought to qualify as a mental challenge. A hint? Okay...

Morning Cup of Links: Mangy Sloths

Miss Cellania

Pickiness: The Secret Eating Disorder Nobody’s Talking About.

The Late Movies: Guess The Theme 43

Mark Arminio

Welcome once again _flossers to the Thursday Late Movies. As always, it's GUESS THE THEME. All the clips below have something in common.

At the Libraries: RIP Jan Berenstain

Miss Kathleen

Each week Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books. If there’s something noteworthy going on in your local library, leave us a

12 Offbeat Holidays You Can Celebrate in March (and a Contest!)

Laura Turner Garrison

Here are some reasons to celebrate this month, plus the once-in-a-lifetime chance to create your own holiday. March 1st: National Peanut Butter Lover’s

What You're Missing at TED2012 Right Now

Chris Higgins

As you and I sit here like dopes in front of our computers, a swarm of alpha nerds are basking in the Long Beach sun and enjoying TED2012.

10 Adorable Needle Feltings

David K. Israel

I discovered the absolutely adorable needle feltings of Kit Lane via pokate.com and knew I had to post some of them here.

7 Extreme Bugs and Creepy-Crawlies

Miss Cellania

There are over a million described species of insects, and even more when you count the arthropod class they belong to -but more are being discovered every day.

Brain Game: Six Years

Today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Think Thursday challenge is quick to dispense, but may take a bit to figure out.

Morning Cup of Links: Nerf Sniper

Miss Cellania

The government of North Korea has offered to stop their nuclear activities and submit to inspection in exchange for food.

The Stanford Professor Who Resigned to Teach for Free

Jill Harness

Most educators dream of the opportunity to teach at an elite university, but after teaching one free online course for Stanford with 160,000 students, Sebastian Thrun realized the prestige just wasn&#

10 Screensavers of Yore

Chris Higgins

Here's a roundup of screensavers from the '90s, when they were delightfully corny, 3D graphics meant "the future," and flying toasters invaded our dreams. Enjoy!

Why Does the Sound of Running Water Make You Have to Pee?

Matt Soniak

Reader Bill wrote in to ask, “Why does the sound of running water make me want to pee—and sometimes

RIP Davy Jones: Remembering The Monkees

Kara Kovalchik

To quote a song from Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn and Jones Ltd, it’s Hard to Believe.

Big News From NASA's Kitchens

Jill Harness

Big news from NASA—2011/12 was a record-breaking year when it came to astronaut applications.

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