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Weekend Links: Crushin' on Tesla

Allison Keene

Wikipedia has been around for 10 years! Happy Birthday. You know what this means, of course: it's time for a retrospective of this unique American achievement.

How Did the Duck Hunt Gun Work?

Matt Soniak

The Duck Hunt gun, officially called the NES Zapper, seems downright primitive next to today's technology. But in the late '80s, it filled plenty of young heads with wonder.

The Late Movies: Sequels to The Titanic

Miss Cellania

I didn't watch the movie The Titanic for ten years because I already knew how it ended: the boat sank. Which is what makes the idea for a sequel that much sillier.

The Quick 15: the Forbes Fictional 15

Stacy Conradt

Every year, Forbes analyzes the net worth of really rich people – really rich people who don’t actually exist. In the past, Uncle Sam and Scrooge McDuck have been the highest rollers.

Puppies Wearing Hats Eating Bacon Sharing Facts (about the Louvre)

Stacy Conradt

Dogs aren't allowed in the Louvre?! We'd be offended if so much of the art inside didn't revolve around our canine

That's One Way to Get Your Baby Some Fresh Air

Colin Patrick

As the father of a 16-month old – and another bundle of joy due next month – my wife and I are constantly on the lookout for clever baby products that might provide our son(s) with positive experience

Google Science Fair 2011

Chris Higgins

Google is holding a science fair online! If you're from 13-18 years old, and work either alone or in a team or two or three, you can enter.

NSFW Reviews of Classical Music

Ransom Riggs

Leave it to Vice Magazine to dirty up what is otherwise the most straight-laced and coma-inducing genre of writing imaginable: reviews of classical music albums.

4 Classic Battles Between Man (or Horse) and Machine

Rob Lammle

Nothing could prepare Jeopardy! champ, author and regular mental_floss magazine columnist Ken Jennings for the battle he's about to face.

Times You Fought the Law (and Won)

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.

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Seattle Superhero Suffers Broken Nose Phoenix Jones wears a mask and a superhero costume when patrolling the streets of Seattle, but does not have Superman's shield of invulnerability.

Stunning Pop-Up Book Covers

Jill Harness

I've always found the art of pulp fiction novels to be simply fascinating.

Brain Game: Adrian!

Thanks for trying the Friday Free-For-All. This does it for the mental_floss Brain Game this week; it will return again on Monday. Enjoy! Meet Adrian. She likes chocolate, but not peppermint.

Morning Cup of Links: Take a Right

Miss Cellania

Carl Zimmer's list of banned words for beginning science writers. Wonderful idea: leave the jargon in class and just tell us what happens. * 5 New Ways to Tie a Tie.

The Real Details of the Hot Coffee Lawsuit

Ethan Trex

In any argument about frivolous lawsuits, someone will bring up “that woman who sued McDonald’s over the hot coffee and won four ba-jillion dollars.” Let’s take a closer look at 1994’s Liebeck v.

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