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12 Subjects We Didn't Realize Had Their Own Fan Fiction

Erin McCarthy

After we stumbled across some incredible Bill Nye fan fiction, we decided to see what else is out there.

The Late Movies: Dave Brubeck, Live

Chris Higgins

A week ago today we lost Dave Brubeck, my second-favorite jazz pianist (on my living room stereo he is only surpassed by Vince Guaraldi).

12 of Wikipedia's Greatest Sentences

Ethan Trex

The English version of Wikipedia features over 4.1 million entries. If my calculations are correct, I’ve read most of them.

12 People Who Made a Living Eating Inedible Things

Danny Gallagher

Remember that kid in elementary school who would eat anything for a quarter? It turns out he wasn’t just trying to make up for a lack of personality to make friends or get attention.

12 Star-Studded Benefits Before the 12-12-12 Concert for Sandy Relief

Kara Kovalchik

Tonight's 12-12-12 Concert for Sandy Relief is the latest in a long tradition of performers coming together to raise spirits and money for a charitable cause.

11 Gay Book Characters Turned Straight for the Movie Version

Brian Abrams

When characters are gay or lesbian - or have had some significant same-sex experiences - screenwriters sometimes sidestep those facets of their stories entirely when it comes to the big screen.

12 Mind Blowing Number Systems From Other Languages

Arika Okrent

Today is a big day for lovers of the number 12, and no one loves 12s more than the members of the Dozenal Society.

The Missing Links: 12 Links You're Just Gonna Have to Trust

Colin Patrick

1. There’s This One * 2. This One * 3. Of Course There’s Always This

12 Terrible Pieces of Advice for Pregnant Women

Linda Rodriguez McRobbie

We’ve compiled some of the best worst pregnancy advice through the ages. Please don't tell any pregnant women they shouldn't look at monkeys.

12 Star Trek Gadgets That Now Exist

John Brandon

The future, it turns out, is coming sooner than even Trek's writers could have imagined.

12 Toys From The 1980s That Didn't Take Off

Mark Bellomo

Many people of a certain age look back at the 1980s as the golden age of toys. But some action figures just didn't resonate—at least back then.

12 Things You'll Learn from Our Newest Book

Sandy and Kara

Is budgeting your holiday spending a tricky proposition? Look no further.

12 Enjoyable Names for Relatively Common Things

Amanda Green

Fancy yourself a logophile ... and didn't have to look up "logophile"? See if you know these 12 words for common things.

12 Essential American Cartoons

Dave Gonzales

American cartooning began well before 1937, the year Walt Disney’s full-length animated feature Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs debuted to astonished audiences.

Brain Game: Make It So

Today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Wednesday Wordplay challenge references a fascinating list you can browse once you see the answer.

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