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Next Year’s Short Film Oscar Winner

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It’s been awhile since we’ve heard from Afghanistan Sam, my buddy who’s been living in Kabul for the past several years.

Morning Cup of Links: Placebos

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Raymond Daniel Towler was imprisoned for almost 29 years for a crime he did not commit.

More Measurables! Comprehending the NFL Combine

Bud Shaw

Certain people can feel a storm approaching. Their joints ache. The NFL Scouting Combine sends a similar physical warning for me, but the symptoms are usually migraine-related.

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

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If you like mental_floss, perhaps you’d like us in much smaller doses. Follow us on

The Late Movies: Beatles Cartoons

Miss Cellania

Taking on any project involving The Beatles is an overwhelming task, so I simplified matters by limiting the selection to a few animated videos.

Space Shuttle Launch, Seen from Airplane

Chris Higgins

If you’ve seen a space shuttle launch from the ground, it’s an amazing experience — so I’m told.

The Weird Week in Review

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Drunk Driver Crashes into Sober House An SUV driven by a drunk driver slammed into a building in south Los Angeles Saturday night. Firefighters arrived to find the vehicle inside a room.

Brain Game: The Great Bracelet Mystery

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Almost all my Brain Game puzzles are original creations, but I occasionally stumble upon an old challenge that’s worthy of reintroduction.

Brain Game: The Great Bracelet Mystery

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Almost all my Brain Game puzzles are original creations, but I occasionally stumble upon an old challenge that’s worthy of reintroduction.

Morning Cup of Links: The Science Swindler

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There is a movement among those who study such things to refer to the current stage of geologic time as the Anthropocene epoch, or “age of man.” Does the presence of man make that much difference in t

10 Peculiar Things Public Schools Have Banned

Adrienne Crezo

We’ve all heard stories about schools banning books or gang-affiliated clothing, but there are many less-publicized bans in effect. Here are ten of the more interesting cases.

Brain Game: A World o’ Lands

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Good luck with today’s Think Thursday challenge!

Brain Game: A World o’ Lands

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Good luck with today’s Think Thursday challenge!

Morning Cup of Links: Impossible Objects

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National Geographic has a new infinite photo project online called Tropical Island.

The Quick 10: 10 Things We Got from Texas

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