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Brain Game: Math Square #40

The nine white squares inside the main red grid should be filled with the digits 1 through 9. Each digit should appear only once in this main grid (the red square). One number is provided for you.

Morning Cup of Links: Edison and Hollywood

Miss Cellania

The only ones: Escaping near death. Being a sole survivor means relief, gratitude, grief, guilt, and the burden of telling the story for everyone else. (via Metafilter) * The Clavin.

The Number of the Day: 38

Jason English

During the 38-week stretch from June 9, 1990, to March 1, 1991, either M.C.

8 Alternative Fantasy Leagues

Ethan Trex

In honor of tonight's mental_floss fantasy football league draft, here's a story on alternative fantasy leagues that first appeared last summer. Fantasy football drafts are firing up, and

6 Generals Who Switched Sides Hoping for Reward

Floss books

Military turncoats come in all shapes and sizes, motivated by all sorts of considerations: power, revenge, disillusionment, and, most often, the sound of a little extra coin.

Join Us This Weekend at the Taste of Hudson Festival

Jason English

If you're in the Cleveland area this weekend and looking for programming, the Ohio _flossers have a tent you could visit.

The Week's Most Popular Stories

Jason English

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

Weekend Links: Memory Tricks

Allison Keene

I love this link from Danielle, who brought to my attention the performance of Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance" on the carillon on August 27th.

The Number of the Day: 950

Jason English

Cha Sa-soon, a 69-year-old woman who lives by herself in South Korea, obtained her driver's license last year—on the 950th try. Related Facts: She's become a national celebrity in South K

Lunchtime Quiz Leftovers

Jason English

Help Sean Kerr Beat Leukemia

Matt Soniak

Friends and Flossers, Sean Kerr is the four-year-old nephew of fellow mental_floss blogger Erica and myself. He was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia this past Valentine's Day.

The Late Movies: Drill Teams

Miss Cellania

Drill Teams come in all shapes, sizes, and flavors. Some have a gimmick and some must rely on talent, practice, and discipline.

The Quick 10: Konami Code Sites

Stacy Conradt

Up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A. To some of you, this will mean nothing, but I bet if you’re an old-school Nintendo gamer, your ears just perked up.

Not-So-Famous Firsts: Infant Edition

Kara Kovalchik

This edition of Not-So-Famous Firsts is dedicated to Mangesh's wife Lizzie and Jason's wife Ellen, who are both infanticipating and are slated to deliver their respective bundles of joy on o

When Do You Un-Friend Someone?

Jason English

Every Friday, 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.

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