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Let's all deal with this together

Mangesh & Jason

mental_floss is at it again. We're doing a great big Trivia Show at the Galapagos Arts Space in Brooklyn on October 17th to promote our brand new history book.

A Brief History of Presidential Memoirs

Ethan Trex

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair’s memoir, A Journey, is sparking all sorts of picketing and protesting around the U.K., so we thought it might be a good time to take a look at a few president

Art From Skateboard Debris

Jill Harness

When most skateboarders break their boards, the remnants of wood end up in the trash.

7 Curious Facts About 7 Dr. Seuss Books

David K. Israel

1. Hop on

12 Wild and Wondrous Aquariums

Miss Cellania

Almost anything can be made into a fish tank IF you've got the room, the money, the time, and the dedication to make it work.

Woody's Winners, NFL Week 1

NFL WEEK ONE: The fact that my first pick is the Rams should make it clear that this isn’t your typical stack of NFL predictions.

Creative 404 Error Messages

Colin Patrick

While recently Stumbling around the interweb, I encountered a webpage that wouldn't load properly - a pretty common occurrence when you spend as much time online as I do.

Brain Game: Five-by-Five #1

Five-by-Five puzzles aren't difficult, they're just an exercise for the noggin. Enjoy! Place the following words into a 5 × 5 grid so that they link together.

Why Coffee, Cigarettes and Booze Can Be Good For You

Ransom Riggs

Recently, a couple of surprising studies have turned the tables -- albeit in an admittedly minor way -- on the conventional wisdom about smoking, boozing, and drinking coffee.

Morning Cup of Links: Princess Heroes

Miss Cellania

The 5 Strangest Things Evolution Left in Your Body. The human body has extra features that we don't use, but our ancestors needed a long, long time ago.

The Late Movies: Wendy's Training Videos

Chris Higgins

You're in for a treat tonight. Below, I've collected a series of vintage Wendy's training videos, all apparently from the 80's.

The Quick 10: 10 Works of Post-it Art

Stacy Conradt

Who says you need expensive materials to make art? Other than a somewhat flat surface, all you really need are a few hundred of that denizen of office supply cabinets everywhere: the Post-it Note.

How to Scare a Speedy Driver

Colin Patrick

When I was a kid my family visited the Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum in Myrtle Beach.

At the Libraries: Bookshelf Porn

Miss Kathleen

Every Wednesday, Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books.

Cure Homesickness With a mental_floss Care Package

Mangesh & Jason

Got a homesick student or soldier? If the pizza box doesn't bring a smile to their face, the stuff inside surely will!

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