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The Number of the Day: 90%

Andréa Fernandes

According to some estimates, upwards of 90% of the world’s curlers live in Canada. Related Link: What Exactly Is Curling? [See previous Numbers of the Day

Brain Game: Math Square #42

The nine white squares inside the main red grid should be filled with the digits 1 through 9. Each digit should appear only once in this main grid (the red square).

Morning Cup of Links: Squirrel Under Glass

Miss Cellania

How the iPhone changed the life of a blind man. Combine the Color ID app with VoiceOver, and it almost sees for you. * A squirrel built a nest on the outside of a window.

24 More Cool College Landmarks

Andréa Fernandes

Back in February 2008 (posted again in January 2009), we brought you a list of 10 cool college landmarks, ranging from MIT's relatively new Stata Center to the 130-year-old Nott Memorial at Union

Weekend Links: When Pigeons Outperform Humans

Allison Keene

In looking up lists of "must read books" I fell upon this list of 100 books put together by the Art of Manliness.

The People's Artist: Qi Baishi

Andréa Fernandes

Thursday was the 53rd anniversary of the death of Qi Baishi (1864-1957), who is considered an “obscure Chinese artist” by westerners but “the Picasso of China” by the Chinese.

10 Ways to Learn Stuff While Procrastinating Online

Eric Johnson

It's Monday. You've had a nice, long, idle weekend, and—what's this? Someone who says they're your boss wants you to do work?! Well, we'll have none of that, will we?

Wildly Imaginative Wedding Cakes

Jill Harness

The wedding "cake" above seems to be a major splitting issue for many people.

Lunchtime Quiz Leftovers

Andréa Fernandes

Weekend Links: Spain on the Edge

Allison Keene

What would happen if you unleashed 100 cats in Ikea? Why would you even think to ask?

Dance, Dance Revolution

Meghan Holohan

Bad news for men who shuffle their feet on the dance floor—such dance moves are not sexy.

10 Things You Should Know About J.R.R. Tolkien

Special Guest Star

By Brian Gottesman Most mental_floss readers probably know and love him best as the father of The Lord of the Rings.

The Late Movies: Pirate Talk

Miss Cellania

International Talk Like a Pirate Day is Sunday, so here are some songs and videos to set the mood ahead of time.

The Quick 10: 10 Altered Images

Stacy Conradt

It’s all over the news this week – Egyptian newspaper Al-Ahram decided to do a little Photoshopping on what should have been a rather benign picture.

Cartoon Voiceover Contest Winners!

Andréa Fernandes

On Monday, we asked you to tell us about a cartoon voiceover role you find surprising. After sorting through more than 100 entries, we've picked our two favorites.

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