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The Taman Shud Mystery

Dan Lewis

On December 1, 1948, a man's body was found on a beach in Australia. Then things got weird.

The Late Movies: 10 Arcade Fire Videos

Chris Higgins

Arcade Fire may be the official favorite band of mental_floss bloggers, with Ransom and I continuing to blab about this one time we saw them in the desert, and how awesome it was.

So How Do You Spell It: Chanukah? Hanukkah? Hanuka?

Jason English

According to our friend David Holzel, "The short answer is yes." We’re dealing with a transliteration that – because English and Hebrew don’t share all of the same sounds and none of the

A Brief History of Advent Calendars

Scott Allen

You don't need an Advent calendar to know that Christmas is coming, but opening a little numbered door to reveal a prize is an idea that everyone – religious or not – can get behind.

A Short History of Long-Haired Music: Amadeus, Part 2

David K. Israel

If you missed our previous installments, check out A Short History of Long-Haired Music archives By the time he reached puberty, Mozart already had three oratorios, nine masses, twenty-three sonatas,

Weird Website of the Week: Kim Jong Il Looking at Things

Ransom Riggs

It's crucial that the autocratic leader of an on-the-verge-of-starving population look like he knows what he's doing, lest the people turn against him.

Charlie Chaplin Goes TRON

Chris Higgins

Last month, Ain't It Cool News announced a contest to "TRON-itize" vintage films. The idea is to take an old film and add CGI TRON-style graphics.

Elephants Can't Stand Ants

Jill Harness

For years, African farmers have been fighting off what just might be the world's largest pests -- elephants.

Dietribes: Brownies

Allison Keene

• By the beginning of the 20th century, chocolate (and tasty treats) were no longer just for the rich.

Brain Game: Like a Checkerboard

Happy December, everyone, and thanks for playing the Wednesday Brain Game. What's the next number in the following sequence (and why)? 1, 13, 41, 85, 145, ? Here is the SOLUTION. SOL

Morning Cup of Links: Glinda the Greedy

Miss Cellania

A woman in Spain claims ownership of the sun, apparently because no one else has.

Why Do They Use Sterile Needles for Lethal Injections?

Matt Soniak

“Lethal injection” isn’t a marketing term or a cute nickname. The intent of the injection is to execute someone. So why bother with the alcohol swab and sterile needle?

The Late Movies: Banana Peels

Gabrielle Linnell

Peel banana. Place peel on ground. Insert comic moment. Banana peel slips remain a source of human fascination and schadenfreude.

The Quick 10: 10 Things Mark Twain Didn't Say (and 10 he did)

Stacy Conradt

The man who has provided us with some of the best quips of all time is also one of the most misquoted men of all time.

How Did You Know Cara Vu?

David K. Israel

We had a lot of fun giving away daily neatorama prizes this month! We hope you continue to enjoy this new aspect of the game. Thanks for being active on the Facebook page.

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