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Wacky Tales from Olympics Past

Ethan Trex

We're big Olympics fans here at mental_floss, and it's killing us that we've got to wait nearly two more years until the London Olympics begin.

Brain Game: No Mulligans

Four friends - Jerry, Will, Roy, and Dan - head to a local course to enjoy 18 holes of golf.

What Hyperinflation Looks Like

Ransom Riggs

Mintlife has a fascinating slideshow of various currencies that have undergone massive inflation -- often during periods of war or political instability.

Morning Cup of Links: The Flintstones' 50th

Miss Cellania

The income gap between rich and poor in U.S. is at a record high now. However, Americans can't see it (or face it), whatever their income level.

The Number of the Day: 54,000°

Andréa Fernandes

Lightning can reach temperatures of around 54,000°F.

The Late Movies: Leslie Hall, Rap Queen of Iowa

Chris Higgins

Leslie Hall is what Wikipedia describes as "an American satirical rap artist and front-woman for the band Leslie and the Ly's and the operator of what is best described as a 'gem sweate

How Did You Know? - Day 2 Level 3/Bonus Round

David K. Israel

YES! You can play this challenge/contest without knowing a thing about the weekly hunt! It's sort of a one-off - a stand-alone if you will.

The Quick 10: The 10 Cheesiest Movie Lines Ever

Stacy Conradt

You know the lines – the ones you hear in a movie that immediately make you cringe and roll your eyes while maybe simultaneously feeling a bit love struck or inspired (though you’d probably never admi

A Comprehensive Rap-Graphic

Colin Patrick

Fans of rap (or hugely engrossing graphics) will delight in this chart which categorizes the names of nearly every known rapper - showing where two or more categories intersect.

At the Libraries: Sex at the Library

Miss Kathleen

In my library, we just get "soloists," but apparently it is the fantasy of many to have sex in the library, if the "Best of Craigslist: Library Sex" is to be believed.

Three Divinely-Inspired Backyards

Ransom Riggs

They say God works in mysterious ways -- and if you look at the things these three men have created in their backyards, a result, each says, of divine inspiration, it seems mysterious indeed.

Neatorama presents: HDYK? - {day 2}

David K. Israel

It's an all-new 5-day trivia hunt! Co-puzzle Master Josh Halbur and I are happy to bring you the next How Did You Know?

Gummy Bear + Potassium Chlorate = Fiery Candy Death

Chris Higgins

So the St. Albans Science Department put up a video showing what happens when a gummy bear is dropped into a test tube containing molten potassium chlorate (KClO3).

History of the U.S.: Libation Nation

Stacy Conradt

The most popular drink in the nineteenth century was whiskey—an “all-American” liquor borrowed from Scotland and Ireland which replaced rum during the British blockades in the American Revolution and

Under the Sea: 5 Underwater Human Habitats

Rob Lammle

While man was flying into outer space in the 1960s, he was also diving into an underwater world that was almost as mysterious.

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