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Morning Cup of Links: Atheist Hymn

Miss Cellania

A 1995 Newsweek editorial explains why shopping on the internet will never take off, websites will never influence elections, and newspapers are safe.

The Late Movies: The Short, Surreal Masterpieces of Jan Švankmajer

Ransom Riggs

Suppressed by his own government and almost unknown in the West until the 1980s, today Czech animator and filmmaker Jan Švankmajer is one of the world's most celebrated animators, and can count T

The Quick 10: George George and 9 Other Reduplicated Names

Stacy Conradt

When people with first name surnames (Aaron, Thomas, etc.) have a child and decide to basically name that child their surname for a first name as well, is it because they think it’s funny?

"There Will Be Blood," SNES Style

Chris Higgins

Spoiler alert: if you haven't seen 2007's There Will Be Blood, the video below is a massive spoiler -- in the best possible way.

Magically Revolting: Vintage Food Ads

Ransom Riggs

Flickr has a great pool called Gee, That Looks Terrible! which features thousands scanned ads for food products and from recipe books from the 40s-70s.

5 of the Most Expensive Bottles of Wine Ever Sold

David K. Israel

When you think of the price of wine, you usually associate it with the age, right? Well, that’s only partly true, at least when it comes to some of the most expensive bottles ever sold.

Why Does My Gadget Say It's December 31, 1969?

Erica Palan

If you’ve ever had the date on a cell phone, iPod, or computer software mysteriously switch to December 31, 1969, you may have thought it was simply random.

Explosively Gorgeous Furniture

Jill Harness

Finally you can own furniture that both peace lovers and war mongers can appreciate.

Brain Game: Math Square #49

The nine white squares inside the main red grid should be filled with the digits 1 through 9. Each digit should appear only once in this main grid (the red square).

Viagra Keeps Flowers Perky

Jill Harness

If you notice your flowers have a habit of drooping too quickly, Viagra could help keep the stems up.

Morning Cup of Links: Incorrect Corrections

Miss Cellania

In the early 1970s, millions of Americans bought and wore metal bracelets each inscribed with the name of one American who was missing in action or a POW in the Vietnam War.

Our Biggest Sale of the Year Ends Tonight!

Mangesh & Jason

The early bird gets big savings in the mental_floss store. This week, practically everything is 20% off — t-shirts, Law School in a Box, Split Decision, Freudian Slippers, and lots more.

Weekend Links: Birds Take Flight, Robots Go Bowling

Allison Keene

Extra! Extra! "They're two of the most recognized and beloved characters in American culture -- Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch.

Last Week's Most Popular Stories

Jason English

I was busy trick-or-treating last Sunday and didn't post my weekly recap, so here's a look at the most read mentalfloss.com stories from the last two

Woody's Winners, NFL Week 9

NFL WEEK NINE Apologies for this column being a day late, but I've been focused on doing my part to crank out the next issue of mental_floss magazine.

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