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5 People Who Were Wrongly Convicted

David K. Israel

1. Madison Hobley On January 6, 1987, Madison Hobley was awakened early in the morning by a blaring smoke alarm.

Roll Over Beethoven: 6 Modern Deaf Musicians

Rob Lammle

Famous composer Ludwig van Beethoven began to lose his hearing around the age of 25. By the time of his death, he was completely deaf.

Odds/Ends: Contest Winners!

Jason English

Before I disappear on paternity leave, we've got a few old contests we need to settle up.

Brain Game: Math Square #41

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). One number is provided for you.

Morning Cup of Links: Solo and the Wookiee

Miss Cellania

Some say bypassing a higher education is smarter than paying for a degree.

The Number of the Day: 1

Jason English

Founding _flosser Mangesh's wife Lizzie gave birth to their first child on Sunday, a happy and healthy boy named Henry Narayan Hattikudur.

Weekend Links: Shoelaces That Tie Themselves

Allison Keene

As mentioned yesterday morning on Wait, Wait!

10 Provocative Questions About Raising Chickens…Answered!

the mag

by Megan Wilde 1. Where do chickens come

The Week's Most Popular Stories

Jason English

In case you weren't obsessively refreshing mentalfloss.com all week, here's what you

Weekend Links: Jumping the Shark

Allison Keene

I have a thing for pie graphs, and this one showing the most common jobs portrayed in movies (jaded cop, anyone?) is well worth a look.

10 Headlines from 9/11/01

Jason English

We spent the summer of 2001 chastising Gary Condit, mourning Mr. Belvedere, and pardoning Microsoft.

Lunchtime Quiz Leftovers

Jason English

The Late Movies: The Tetris Theme

Miss Cellania

The theme from the video game Tetris is one we'll always recognize. It's an 8-bit version of the old Russian folk song Korobeiniki. Tetris just made it into a worldwide favorite.

The Quick 10: 10 Bizarre Barbies

Stacy Conradt

I wasn't much into Barbies when I was growing up, and the ones I did have were pretty predictable: Movie Star Barbie, Miss America Barbie, that sort of boring thing.

Behind the Scenes of SNL's Weekend Update

Colin Patrick

Saturday Night Live fanatics have had plenty of gossip to discuss lately - with Will Forte and Jenny Slate leaving the cast, several new members joining the fray, and now the news that Amy Poehler wil

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