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The Late Movies: Politicians Who Play

Ransom Riggs

I posted a video of Richard Nixon playing the piano this morning, and it got me to wondering -- what other politicians have musical talent?

LBJ Needs Pants

Chris Higgins

Today I bring you a remarkable historical document -- complete with animation to make it even more bizarre. In 1964, President Lyndon Baines Johnson needed some pants.

Now Those Are Some Good-Looking Jellyfish

Jill Harness

Environmental Graffiti has a great round-up of the world's most gorgeous jellyfish, including the porpita porpita seen above.

What Does "Egghead" Mean?

Ransom Riggs

"Egghead" is one of those words that seems to have fallen out of wide use, not unlike the fifties-ish epithet "pieface" (a favorite insult of Ramona Quimby, among others).

Not-So-Famous Firsts: The Civil Rights Movement

Kara Kovalchik

In honor of Martin Luther King Day, let's take a look at a few not-so-famous firsts in the American Civil Rights Movement. Get on the

Shopping Carts That Aren't Shopping Carts

Rob Lammle

When is a shopping cart not a shopping cart? When it's a car, a work of art, a mobile farm, or a piece of furniture.

Cool Uses for Old Records

Jill Harness

Whether they're scratched good albums or terrible music that should never have been pressed, there are tons of vinyl albums out there that even the most die-hard collectors have no interest in.

Brain Game: Math Square #58

Thanks for playing the Monday Math Square. The nine white squares inside the main red grid should be filled with the digits 1 through 9.

Morning Cup of Links: Two Spacers and Too Spaced

Miss Cellania

It took over two decades for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day to became a national holiday. Seventeen years passed between the declaration of a federal holiday and its recognition by all 50 states.

Weekend Links: Interactive UFO Maps - Who Saw What Where

Allison Keene

Product placement in cinema is nothing new, and the folks over at Film Drunk have put together a nice little mashup of the most egregious offenders. * Your weekly dose of cute (in the category of Lo

Last Week's Most Popular Stories

Jason English

In case you weren't obsessively refreshing mentalfloss.com all week, here's what you

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.

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