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The Late Movies: Pipe Organ Pop

Miss Cellania

A pipe organ sounds so important, so majestic, so ...big.

What's So Great About Where You Live?

Jason English

On Fridays, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments.

The Missing Links: A Great Dad To-Do List

Colin Patrick

In honor of Father’s Day this Sunday, I’ve put together definitive list of how to be a great dad: 1.

How Aunt Jemima Changed U.S. Trademark Law

Matt Soniak

In the late 19th century, R.T. Davis purchased a struggling milling company that put out a ready-made pancake mix branded with an older, matronly black woman in an apron and kerchief.

In 1921, Babe Ruth Received a French Poodle From a Wounded Veteran

Jason English

Every so often, we find an awesome or bizarre historical stock image and present it here without comment. This is one of those

9 Historic Moments Captured in Cake

Jill Harness

1. Eruption of Mt.

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Drunk Party Steals Airplane A Soviet-era Antonov-2 plane is missing from the Serov aerodrome near Yekaterinburg, Russia.

Meet the Parents: 11 Dads of Famous Juniors

Ethan Trex

Let's get ready for Father's Day by taking a look at some dads who gave famous people a giant gift: their names. Here are the seniors behind a slew of well-known Juniors. 1.

Brain Game: What a Difference!

Here's a new mentalfloss.com Brain Game Free-for-all Friday challenge.

Morning Cup of Links: Dashcam Disasters

Miss Cellania

As Fathers Day approaches, a man writes a letter to his future child.

The Late Movies: Guess The Theme 58

Mark Arminio

It's Thursday, it's late, it's time once again for the game that's sweeping the mental_floss nation: GUESS THE THEME. All the clips below have something in common.

The 5 Worst Fathers In the Animal Kingdom

Jill Harness

These dads won't be getting any Father's Day cards this Sunday. 1.

The Missing Links: Why You Shouldn't Rob a Bank

Colin Patrick

Morganna’s Topheavy Legal Defense People of a certain age may recall the exploits of Morganna the Kissing Bandit, the buxom blond who became famous in the 1980s for rushing the field at Major League

At the Libraries: What's a Librarian Worth?

Miss Kathleen

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

14 Classic Distractions for the Internet Newcomer

Miss Cellania

Every once in a while, I run across an old article, video, or link of some kind and think, "Oh yeah, that was awesome!

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