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Act Quick: Chicago Trivia Show tickets are moving fast!

Mangesh & Jason

Hey, Chicago Flossers: Just a quick reminder that we're bringing the (not yet) award-winning Mental Floss Trivia Show to the wonderful Goose Island Wrigleyville on Nov. 21st.

Anti-Suicide Speech from "Pump Up the Volume"

Chris Higgins

In recent months, we've been reminded of teen bullying and suicide as a rising problem in the U.S. For example, I posted a Late Movies installment about the It Gets Better project.

The Cool History of the Slurpee

Rob Lammle

When President Obama commented that the Republicans were standing around drinking Slurpees while the Democrats were busy creating real change in Washington, it caused quite a storm.

Damn You, Autocorrect!

Ransom Riggs

My phone thinks it's smarter than I am. It has a nasty habit of twisting my words -- before I'm even done typing them -- into things that are radically different from what I meant to type.

Coca-Cola: Coupon Pioneers

Colin Patrick

In today’s world, it is pure, irritating routine to walk to the mailbox and be greeted with a smattering of coupons. But, that wasn’t always the case.

Can a Blood Test Diagnose Concussions?

Meghan Holohan

Ann McKee at Boston University School of Medicine examines the donated brains of former professional athletes to understand how repeated head injuries affect the brain.

Making Puppets With Jim Henson

Jill Harness

Muppet fans are sure to enjoy this great puppet-making video featuring Jim Henson. While the creations aren't as detailed as Muppets, they are much faster to make.

Brain Game: Math Square #50

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).

7 Seminal Robots

David K. Israel

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Morning Cup of Links: Brave Cat and Deadmau5

Miss Cellania

Triclosan and triclocarban are chemicals used to kill germs in surgical patients.

Weekend Links: Playing With the Moon

Allison Keene

From Jane, a fantastic set of photos featured on NPR.com: playing with the moon.

The Week's Most Popular Stories

Jason English

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

Woody's Winners, NFL Week 10

NFL WEEK TEN I posted last week's column a day late, on Saturday, and for whatever reason, the extra day seemed to make a world of difference.

Weekend Links: Snow White Does Hip Hop

Allison Keene

From Flossy reader Shilo comes a great link from Gizmodo: "You've never heard Disney like this: the sampled sounds of Snow White remixed, reshuffled, and refitted into a soaring trip-hop be

Lunchtime Quiz Leftovers

Jason English

They’re not the most beautiful songs, or the most musically important. In fact, a few could literally drive you nuts.

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