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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.

5 Tyrants Who Died Relatively Peaceful Deaths (and 5 Who Weren't So Lucky)

Erik Sass

According to Herodotus, when the Athenian lawgiver Solon visited Croesus, the fabulously wealthy king of Lydia, Croesus -- showing off his riches and sumptuous palace -- asked Solon who the happiest m

The Mental Floss Trivia Show Is Coming to Cincinnati!

Mangesh & Jason

Attention knowledge junkies and people who like to leave their house to drink and win stuff! We're bringing the Trivia Show to Cincinnati on Tuesday, November 1.

1987 Matthew Perry Sitcom Predicted Qaddafi's 2011 Death

Jason English

Before he was Carol Seaver's boyfriend on Growing Pains (and that Friends thing), Matthew Perry was in a series called Second Chance.

13 Peaceful Protests and Whether They Worked

Oliver Noble

© Julie Dermansky/Julie Dermansky/Corbis The Occupy Wall Street demonstrations have been going on for over a month.

13 Awesome Miniatures

David K. Israel

Seattle-based writer, photographer, filmmaker and artist, Christopher Boffoli creates amazingly creative miniatures using people and food. Here are 13 that I've curated.

Six Seriously Spooky Cemetery Stories

Miss Cellania

It's that time of year, when we look to graveyards for tales that scare the dickens out of us.

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