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Violent Video Games May Increase Your Pain Tolerance

Jill Harness

Worried you might be tortured and interrogated soon, but don't want to break down too quickly?

There's a First World. There's a Third World. Is There a Second World?

Matt Soniak

We often hear about the plights of the Third World, and most of us have our share of First World problems. But is there something in between—a Second World?

The Late Movies: National Anthems at Fenway Park

Erica Palan

On this day in 1911, ground was broken for Fenway Park. Though there have since been attempts to update and move the park, fans feel strongly about the storied baseball stadium.

The Missing Links: Google-fying the Real World

Colin Patrick

Making “Google Street View” Match Real World Streets An artist is taking those people famously frozen forever in Google Street View and adding them in the real world to the exact spot they were captu

9 More 2012 Presidential Candidates

Miss Cellania

The third party presidential candidates we told you about a couple of weeks ago were only the top of the list of those running for president in 2012.

5 Heartbreaking (or Miraculous) Moments in Sports Betting History

Ethan Trex

A controversial call at the end of Monday Night Football cost Green Bay a victory last night, and the referee's decision swung an estimated $150-$250 million in the gambling world.

Brain Game: Flippin' Whigs

October brings with it an exciting presidential event here at mentalfloss.com; more on that very soon!

Morning Cup of Links: Feline Film Favorites

Miss Cellania

The Shameful History of WWII Japanese American Internment. Shameful, but no longer swept under the rug as it was a few decades ago. * Cats Act Out Their Favorite Movies. I forgot how funny E.T.

The Late Movies: Wonderful Book Trailers

Andréa Fernandes

I love how creative the book industry's marketing efforts have become.

43 Sesame Street Facts for the 43rd Season

Jason English

Today Sesame Street kicked off its 43rd season. We're big fans of the Street, and to prove it, here are some of our favorite Sesame facts from previous stories and our Amazing Fact

Witchcraft and the Art of Winemaking

Matt Soniak

Maybe you’ve heard a bad bottle of wine being described as “corked.” This is the fault of TCA, a chemical compound that contaminates wine barrels and corks, giving vino an odor similar to Grandma’s di

Why Is it so Hard for Pandas to Get Pregnant?

Erin McCarthy

In the wild, giant panda mating occurs just as nature specials would have you believe.

25 Beautiful Vintage Theater Posters

Jill Harness

The great thing about looking at vintage theater posters is that they not only show us the importance of theater in the time before television, but they also show us what captured the interests of peo

Did Blowing into Nintendo Cartridges Really Help?

Chris Higgins

When I was a kid with a Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), sometimes my games wouldn't load.

Brain Game: Math Square #139

Here's the mentalfloss.com Brain Game Monday Math Square challenge: Place the digits 1 through 9 in the white blanks so that the mathematical equations work both across and down.

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