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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.

Large-Scale Legos: BrickExpo 2010

Rob Lammle

If you were lucky enough to be in Cincinnati last weekend, you could have seen some amazing Lego creations at the 2010 BrickExpo held at the Clemont County Fairgrounds.

Woody's Winners, NFL Week 2

NFL WEEK TWO: For those who missed last week's column, Woody's Winners is written with highest respect in a similar style to that of the most entertaining football prognosticator of my youth

How Did the States in the USA Get Their Names? (Part V)

Matt Soniak

Reader Adam from Fairfax, Virginia, wrote in to ask, “How did the US states get their names?” This week, we’re tackling the origins and meaning of the names 10 states at a time.

Nutty, the Squirrel with a Human Best Friend

Chris Higgins

Need something cute and kinda silly to lighten up your Friday?

Real Schools of Rock

Ransom Riggs

I'm sure you all remember the recent film School of Rock, starring Jack Black.

History of the U.S.: Thomas Edison Gets Enlightened

Stacy Conradt

In 1862, at the age of 15, Thomas Edison’s first job was selling newspapers at a train station near his home in Mount Clemens, Michigan.

6 Constitutional Amendments That Just Missed the Cut

Ethan Trex

Since 1789, Congress has approved 33 constitutional amendments. Twenty-seven of those amendments were eventually ratified and became part of the Constitution.

5 Things You Didn't Know About Cher

Ethan Trex

Cher's done a little bit of everything. She's blown up the pop charts, hosted a hit variety show, and even won an Oscar.

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