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A Silly 2013 Fact to Ring in the New Year

Jason English

via @qikipedia: 2013 is the first year since 1987 where all four digits are different from one another.— Mental Floss (@mental_floss) January 1, 2013 Happy New

Morning Cup of Links: Hello 2013!

Miss Cellania

Today is the 150th anniversary of the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. And some are still arguing over the meaning of the document that changed our country. * 2012 In 4 Minutes.

10 Words 'The Simpsons' Made Famous

Roger Cormier

10 Female Gangsters You Should Know About

Kristy Puchko

8 Grand Yet Forgotten Profane Expressions

Therese Oneill

The Late Movies: Songs About Eagles Coach Andy Reid Getting Fired

Erica Palan

I've mentioned several times that I'm from Philadelphia and while I'm not a big football fan, it's awfully hard to miss the most talked-about story of the season: How awful the Eag

The Missing Links: '12 & '13

Colin Patrick

On Tap for 2013 What notable, or completely trivial, anniversaries will take place in the coming year, and how will they be covered? * Innovations Ahead in ‘13 The Smithsonian offers up a list

How to Make Your Own Marshmallows

Chris Higgins

You guys, you guys, you can make marshmallows at home! In this video from America's Test Kitchen, senior editor Louise Emerick shows you how it's done.

Fish Markets: Cooperation and Competition in the Undersea "Economy"

Matt Soniak

You probably know that hermit crabs live in shells.

36 Bizarre Things Ceremonially Dropped on New Year’s Eve

Stacy Conradt

Image credit: Matt Smith/Express-Times /Landov Don’t live anywhere near New York City, but still desperate to see something - anything - drop during a countdown to 2013 on New Year’s Eve? We can

The 15 Most Popular mental_floss Quizzes of 2012

Jason English

Run out the clock on 2012 by taking the best quizzes we posted this year. 1. Name the 11 Sitcoms That Lasted 250 Episodes (Since 1960), by Sandy Wood * 2.

Our 12 Favorite End of 2012 Lists

Erin McCarthy

'Tis the season to be making lists, and checking them twice, about the best and the worst of 2012. Here are 12 of our favorites, in no particular order. 1.

Morning Cup of Links: Bye-bye 2012!

Miss Cellania

Take the TIME 2012 News Quiz. I scored 86% -how did you do? * Festive Vintage Photos from New Year’s Eves Past.

11 Not-So-Famous People We Lost in 2012

Mark Juddery

It’s been a solemn year for the deaths of famous and significant people – and as always, many died who were less famous, but should be saluted nonetheless for their contributions to the world.

What's the Best Thing You Read in 2012?

Jason English

Could be a book. Could be an article. Could be a letter. Could be from a particularly prescient fortune cookie.

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