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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: Volcanoes Composing Music

Allison Keene

From the Department of Holy Cow! "Yes, a real Viking sword over 1000 years old.

Ten Years Ago Today, Apple Introduced the iPod

Jason English

On this date in 2001, Apple rolled out the first iPod. Here's how the New York Times covered the

24 Utterly Adorable Pet Halloween Costumes

Jill Harness

Whether or not you would ever dress up your own pet, it’s hard to deny that critters look cute in Halloween costumes, no matter what species they happen to be.

If You Touch a Baby Bird, Will Its Mother Really Abandon It?

Matt Soniak

Fact-checking our parents.

Weekend Links: Is "Groomzilla" the Scariest Monster?

Allison Keene

Who said taking the train was boring? There's a new way to be whimsical on your commute: swings installed on San Francisco's BART. I really want these everywhere.

True Romance: Elderly Couple Dies Holding Hands

Jill Harness

There are plenty of stories of loving, elderly couples dying within a few years or even months of one another, but an hour apart is pretty impressive.

The Late Movies: Stephen Fry

Miss Cellania

Last week we featured Hugh Laurie on the Friday Late Movies, and many people requested a turn for Stephen Fry. Glad to accommodate!

Are Teenage Trick-or-Treaters Breaking the Law?

Ethan Trex

Beaker/Bunsen's Severed Head image courtesy of reader Lisa Kuchy We’ve already told you that your Halloween candy probably isn’t poisoned.

Made-Up Words That Make You Cringe

Jason English

On Fridays, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else's reply, whatever you want.

8 Bands Named After People Not In The Band

David K. Israel

Bands like Van Halen, The Alan Parsons Project, Phish and Santana all are named after members in the band. But what about bands named after people NOT in the band?

7 Video Games Based on Works of Art (or a John Hodgman Podcast)

Chris Higgins

Video games often feature dumb premises: plumbers must save a princess from a dragon/turtle monster? What's going on there?!

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Five Stabbed at Get-out-of-jail Party A welcome home party for an unnamed teenager released from juvenile detention in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, turned ugly Saturday night.

Brain Game: PRCS

Today, the Friday Free-for-all makes an appearance at the mentalfloss.com Brain Game.

Morning Cup of Links: Lego Cops

Miss Cellania

The 25 Worst Cities to Be Young. The numbers that were crunched included unemployment, education, debt, and marriage among the young adult populations. * CSI: Legoland.

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