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The Creation of Artificial Reefs

Colin Patrick

The enormous Mesoamerican barrier reef system is facing an expanding list of destructive forces – such as pollution, warming ocean temperatures and overfishing.

Brain Game: Lucky Ones

It's Tuesday Test Time; good luck! What's the next number in this sequence, and why? 1, 7, 11, 27, 77, ? Here is the ANSWER. THE ANSWER: 107 or 111.

Morning Cup of Links: The Trench Run

Miss Cellania

A Plague of Pigs in Texas. At least a million invasive wild hogs are eating everything in sight, spreading disease, and wrecking the ecosystem. * Tucker plays the piano and sings.

Last Week's Most Popular Stories

Jason English

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

The Late Movies: Films by Jem Cohen

Ransom Riggs

Jem Cohen is one of the pioneers of "experimental" documentary -- or "punk rock" doc, if you prefer -- and has spent his filmmaking career solidly outside the mainstream, working o

The Dude, The Port Huron Statement, and The Seattle Seven

Colin Patrick

I was, uh, one of the authors of the Port Huron Statement. The original Port Huron Statement. Not the compromised second draft. And then I, uh...

8 Disabled Animals That Triumphed Over Adversity

Jill Harness

Like humans, animals are prone to birth defects and devastating accidents that leave them disabled.

Michael Caine Impersonates Michael Caine

Chris Higgins

Okay, the snake is now eating its tail. Back in November, we were treated to No, THIS is How Michael Caine Speaks -- a series of Michael Caine impersonations, along with more in the comments.

Thousands of People Say Happy Birthday in Two Minutes

Ransom Riggs

This rather blows my mind.

What Does "Organic" Mean?

the mag

By Maggie Koerth-Baker According to the Organic Trade Association, organic foods have become a $20 billion industry. And a quick scan of the grocery store aisles seems to confirm that.

An Artistic Use for Old Cigarette Machines

Colin Patrick

When the hundreds of cigarette vending machines sitting in bars and restaurants all across the country became taboo – or downright illegal – the people behind Art-o-mat had a good idea about how to us

Brain Game: Math Square #57

Thanks for playing the Monday Math Square. The nine white squares inside the main red grid should be filled with the digits 1 through 9.

Morning Cup of Links: Honey Buns & Cookies

Miss Cellania

You can bid on NASA souvenirs, ephemera, and hardware from the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo projects. The auction of 422 items will begin on January 13th.

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

Jason English

We'd love you to follow us on Twitter! Would it help if I mentioned we've been ranked the 29th most influential news media Twitter account? No? Oh.

Weekend Links: Autobiographical Memories (Blessing or Curse?)

Allison Keene

The BBC has compiled a list of Things We Learned in 2010, or as I like to call it, "topical trivia to impress your friends and coworkers with." * From my friend Dekalb, an amazing video fr

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