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Who is Your Favorite mental_floss Commenter?

Jason English

On Fridays, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments.

Risqué Photos From the Late-1800s

Jill Harness

It's not every day that you can look at risqué pictures on your work computer without worrying about getting in trouble.

Why Does 60-Degree Water Feel Colder Than 60-Degree Air?

Matt Soniak

A question from reader Josh: "Why does 60-degree weather feel warm to us, but if we get in the ocean or pool and it's also 60 degrees, we feel

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Naked Shopping is a Hit A new Priss supermarket opened in Süderlügum, North Frisia, Germany, on Saturday with a special promotion offering €270 worth of groceries to the first 100 shoppers who showed

When Will URL Shorteners Run Out of Links?

Brian Abrams

More than 250 million messages are tweeted daily. Approximately 290,000 status updates are posted to Facebook every minute.

Brain Game: Counting Letters

Here's a new mentalfloss.com Brain Game Free-for-all Friday challenge.

Morning Cup of Links: Walking Moai

Miss Cellania

Here's a shocking secret: a lot of "reality TV" is fake.

A Sea Slug Out of Water?

Jill Harness

This jewel caterpillar might look like something that belongs on the ocean floor, but it is a purely terrestrial creature.

10 of the World's Most Expensive Beers

Lucas Reilly

If you like sampling new beers or hate having money, you might want to try one of these.

The Late Movies: Guess The Theme 59

Mark Arminio

It's Thursday, it's late and it's time once again for the game that's sweeping the nation, GUESS THE THEME! All the clips below have something in common*.

At the Libraries: Is MLIS the Worst Master's Degree?

Miss Kathleen

Each week Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books. If there’s something noteworthy going on in your local library, leave us a

The Missing Links: This Whole Summer Thing Is A Bit Much

Colin Patrick

Knowing How A Magician Pulls Off A Trick Ruins the Show.

8 Incredible Libraries in Asia

Jill Harness

We’ve brought you libraries from Europe, South America, and North America. Now it’s time to head to Asia to see what the East has to offer. 1. David Sassoon Library,

You May Already Be a Winner! The Story of Publishers Clearing House

Rob Lammle

CBS/Landov Once upon a time, magazine publishers hired teams of commissioned salesmen that went door-to-door to drum up new subscriptions. It was a pretty inefficient way to sell magazines.

Burning Matches in Slo-Mo

Chris Higgins

In this five-minute video, photographer Nick Moore shows us how to build and photograph your own micro-forest fire, using strike-anywhere matches in a workshop setting.

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