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Brain Game: That’s Weird

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The Wednesday Word Ladder is now Wednesday Wordplay, which will offer other word-related puzzles in addition to ladders.

Brain Game: That’s Weird

Winslow

The Wednesday Word Ladder is now Wednesday Wordplay, which will offer other word-related puzzles in addition to ladders.

Morning Cup of Links: Egg Toss

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Ten percent of all people are left-handed, a ratio that holds up over generations.

The Late Movies: Power Ballads

Erica Palan

While the days of truly great power ballads (and truly great hair in music videos) have passed, there is always time to sit back and reflect on the glory of a tough-as-nails metal musicians going soft

Facts of Interest! Things You Didn’t Know About Futurama Characters

Danny Gallagher

The people who occupy the strange world of Matt Groening’s Futurama seem like something that could only be created by a twisted merge between the worlds of “Metropolis,” “Eraserhead” and the upper wes

An Epic Journey: Windows 1 Through Windows 7

Chris Higgins

In this video, a Scottish computer nerd* named Andy installs MS-DOS 5, then Windows 1.0, and proceeds to upgrade through every major Windows version (except Windows ME, which we can all just pretend n

The Number of the Day: 300

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Our Readers’ Favorite Bookstore Cats (Volume Three)

Miss Cellania

Many mental_floss readers contributed to the list of bookstore cats we met in the previous four posts on the subject -and I certainly appreciate your help!

Brain Game: One Vote

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This is Brain Game #696, and it’s Tuesday Test Time. Don protective gear now. Two former U.S.

Brain Game: One Vote

Winslow

This is Brain Game #696, and it’s Tuesday Test Time. Don protective gear now. Two former U.S.

Morning Cup of Links: Mardi Gras

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Chicken Chasing: A Cajun Mardi Gras Tradition.

The Late Movies: My Favorite Misanthrope

Winslow

In case you haven’t heard of him, Charlie Brooker is a British national treasure — and also a sneering, acidly sarcastic, fast-talking, hilarious journalist and TV presenter whose distinctly British t

Anarchist Cookbook Author: “I’m sorry that it has been used by people for violent purposes.”

Chris Higgins

In 1971, William Powell’s book The Anarchist Cookbook was first published.

Brain Game: Math Square #65

Winslow

The Monday Math Square turns 65 today, but retirement is still a ways off. Good luck! The nine white squares inside the main red grid should be filled with the digits 1 through 9.

Brain Game: Math Square #65

Winslow

The Monday Math Square turns 65 today, but retirement is still a ways off. Good luck! The nine white squares inside the main red grid should be filled with the digits 1 through 9.

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