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Morning Cup of Links: Edison and Hollywood

Miss Cellania

The only ones: Escaping near death. Being a sole survivor means relief, gratitude, grief, guilt, and the burden of telling the story for everyone else. (via Metafilter) * The Clavin.

The Number of the Day: 38

Jason English

During the 38-week stretch from June 9, 1990, to March 1, 1991, either M.C.

8 Alternative Fantasy Leagues

Ethan Trex

In honor of tonight's mental_floss fantasy football league draft, here's a story on alternative fantasy leagues that first appeared last summer. Fantasy football drafts are firing up, and

6 Generals Who Switched Sides Hoping for Reward

Floss books

Military turncoats come in all shapes and sizes, motivated by all sorts of considerations: power, revenge, disillusionment, and, most often, the sound of a little extra coin.

Join Us This Weekend at the Taste of Hudson Festival

Jason English

If you're in the Cleveland area this weekend and looking for programming, the Ohio _flossers have a tent you could visit.

The Week's Most Popular Stories

Jason English

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

Weekend Links: Memory Tricks

Allison Keene

I love this link from Danielle, who brought to my attention the performance of Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance" on the carillon on August 27th.

The Number of the Day: 950

Jason English

Cha Sa-soon, a 69-year-old woman who lives by herself in South Korea, obtained her driver's license last year—on the 950th try. Related Facts: She's become a national celebrity in South K

Lunchtime Quiz Leftovers

Jason English

Help Sean Kerr Beat Leukemia

Matt Soniak

Friends and Flossers, Sean Kerr is the four-year-old nephew of fellow mental_floss blogger Erica and myself. He was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia this past Valentine's Day.

The Late Movies: Drill Teams

Miss Cellania

Drill Teams come in all shapes, sizes, and flavors. Some have a gimmick and some must rely on talent, practice, and discipline.

The Quick 10: Konami Code Sites

Stacy Conradt

Up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A. To some of you, this will mean nothing, but I bet if you’re an old-school Nintendo gamer, your ears just perked up.

Not-So-Famous Firsts: Infant Edition

Kara Kovalchik

This edition of Not-So-Famous Firsts is dedicated to Mangesh's wife Lizzie and Jason's wife Ellen, who are both infanticipating and are slated to deliver their respective bundles of joy on o

When Do You Un-Friend Someone?

Jason English

Every Friday, 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.

Niche Blogs for Everyone!

Miss Cellania

If you find yourself yearning for a fresh dose of websites featuring something different and bizarre that you'd never think to look for yourself, you've come to the right place.

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