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Calming the Font Wars

Colin Patrick

We’re all aware of just how much anger the Comic Sans font can inspire here on the world wide web.

A Story Written on the Back of a Doll

Ransom Riggs

So I have this novel coming out in a few months, and the publisher has asked me to make a book trailer for it.

Brain Game: Math Square #69

Here's the Monday Math Square. If you've never given one of these puzzles a shot before, today's the day.

Morning Cup of Links: Flapper Talk

Miss Cellania

Architect Ricardo Bofill bought an abandoned cement factory in Barcelona and converted it to use as his business offices, creative studio, and home.

Puppies Wearing Hats Eating Bacon Sharing Facts (about Hugh Hefner)

Stacy Conradt

Hugh Hefner just celebrated his 85th birthday. We thought about doing Bunnies Wearing Hats to celebrate, but... well, it's a family

Weekend Links: Speed Reading

Allison Keene

If you don't think that decorating eggs yourself is a necessary part of the Spring ritual … there's an app for that! Well there's a bot for that anyway - an Egg-Bot.

Last Week's Most Popular Stories

Jason English

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

Weekend Links: Conspiracy Corner

Allison Keene

Now this one is a keeper (as in, bookmark it!) - The Google Art Project allows you to "Explore museums from around the world, discover and view hundreds of artworks at incredible zoom levels, and

Lunchtime Quiz Leftovers

Jason English

The Quick 10: Everybody's Looking Forward to the Weekend, Weekend

Stacy Conradt

It's Friday, Friday, gotta get down on Friday. If you don't hate me just for even typing those words, you will when you go through today's Quick 10.

The Late Movies: Prom?

Miss Cellania

It's that time of year again, in which high school students play out the traditional rituals of the junior/senior prom. However, some of the rituals have changed in the decades since I went.

Happy Obscura Day Eve!

Mangesh & Jason

On Saturday, the fine folks from Atlas Obscura are presenting Obscura Day, a celebration of the curious and underexplored corners of cities around the world. So many cool things are on the schedule

Revenge of the Nerds: Low-Tech Crooks vs. High-Tech Gadgets

Rob Lammle

It should come as no surprise that electronics are a popular target for thieves. Luckily for the victims of these crimes, not all robbers understand the technology they're stealing.

Exclusive: Mike Rowe Talks "Human Planet"

Chris Higgins

NOTE: My interview with Mike Rowe appears below a bunch of discussion of the documentary Human Planet.

The Number of the Day: 112

Jason English

In 2009, ABC News found 112 different spellings of Libyan dictator Muammar Qaddafi’s name. Related Fact: The longest was Mulazim Awwal Mu'ammar Muhammad Abu Minyar al-Qadhafi. [Source: ABC

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