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Facts of Interest! Things You Didn’t Know About Futurama Characters

Danny Gallagher

The people who occupy the strange world of Matt Groening’s Futurama seem like something that could only be created by a twisted merge between the worlds of “Metropolis,” “Eraserhead” and the upper wes

An Epic Journey: Windows 1 Through Windows 7

Chris Higgins

In this video, a Scottish computer nerd* named Andy installs MS-DOS 5, then Windows 1.0, and proceeds to upgrade through every major Windows version (except Windows ME, which we can all just pretend n

The Number of the Day: 300

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Our Readers’ Favorite Bookstore Cats (Volume Three)

Miss Cellania

Many mental_floss readers contributed to the list of bookstore cats we met in the previous four posts on the subject -and I certainly appreciate your help!

Brain Game: One Vote

Winslow

This is Brain Game #696, and it’s Tuesday Test Time. Don protective gear now. Two former U.S.

Brain Game: One Vote

Winslow

This is Brain Game #696, and it’s Tuesday Test Time. Don protective gear now. Two former U.S.

Morning Cup of Links: Mardi Gras

Winslow

Chicken Chasing: A Cajun Mardi Gras Tradition.

The Late Movies: My Favorite Misanthrope

Winslow

In case you haven’t heard of him, Charlie Brooker is a British national treasure — and also a sneering, acidly sarcastic, fast-talking, hilarious journalist and TV presenter whose distinctly British t

Anarchist Cookbook Author: “I’m sorry that it has been used by people for violent purposes.”

Chris Higgins

In 1971, William Powell’s book The Anarchist Cookbook was first published.

Brain Game: Math Square #65

Winslow

The Monday Math Square turns 65 today, but retirement is still a ways off. Good luck! The nine white squares inside the main red grid should be filled with the digits 1 through 9.

Brain Game: Math Square #65

Winslow

The Monday Math Square turns 65 today, but retirement is still a ways off. Good luck! The nine white squares inside the main red grid should be filled with the digits 1 through 9.

Next Year’s Short Film Oscar Winner

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It’s been awhile since we’ve heard from Afghanistan Sam, my buddy who’s been living in Kabul for the past several years.

Morning Cup of Links: Placebos

Winslow

Raymond Daniel Towler was imprisoned for almost 29 years for a crime he did not commit.

More Measurables! Comprehending the NFL Combine

Bud Shaw

Certain people can feel a storm approaching. Their joints ache. The NFL Scouting Combine sends a similar physical warning for me, but the symptoms are usually migraine-related.

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

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If you like mental_floss, perhaps you’d like us in much smaller doses. Follow us on

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