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9 Really Dangerous Pieces of Art

Rob Lammle

Normally when artwork is described as “dangerous,” it means it challenges the viewer to think and feel outside their comfort zone.

Dietribes: Pecans

Allison Keene

• The history of pecans can be traced back to the 16th century.

William Swallow's Excellent Adventure

Erik Sass

Back when Australia was a penal colony, Macquarie Harbor, Tasmania, was the place that Britain sent criminals who were really bad… or really clever.

Brain Game: Comfortable Shoes

Here's a word ladder, just in time for the Wednesday Wordplay segment here at the mentalfloss.com Brain Game. Good luck! Many of us remember the highly-rated last episode of the TV sitcom Chee

"Ghost Babies" and the Macabre World of Post-Mortem Photo Collecting

Ransom Riggs

Boingboing recently published an excellent and very in-depth article on the strange world of post-mortem photo collecting -- something I know a bit about, tangentially, because I'm a collector of

Morning Cup of Links: New Duck Voices

Miss Cellania

In 1997, a volcanic eruption buried Plymouth on the isle of Montserrat under several feet of ash, rock, and lava.

The Quick 10: The 10 Worst Sports Logos Ever

Stacy Conradt

Think the Memphis Grizzlies have a terrible logo? Scratching your head about the Tampa Bay Rays' completely unintimidating sunbeam?

The Late Movies: Steve Earle

Matt Soniak

In February, I braved the frozen tundra of Philadelphia’s Fishtown neighborhood to see Steve Earle in the intimate confines of the upstairs room at Johnny Brenda’s.

How Did You Know Sarah Blask and Liz Fontenla?

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.

Breaking Down the Bloody Mary

Colin Patrick

Science has finally confirmed what I already knew to be true: the bloody mary is one tasty beverage. And, there appears to be a scientific explanation for the deliciousness.

How to Make a Punch

Colin Patrick

Behind every great action movie there's a team of great sound effect engineers wearing high heels to simulate footsteps and slapping gloved hands on various objects to simulate punches and kicks.

Who Was Walter Reed?

Ethan Trex

Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. cares for thousands of active and retired members of our armed forces.

Ken Jennings on Reddit's "Ask Me Anything"

Chris Higgins

Fellow _floss contributor and all-around Brainiac Ken Jennings has recently made a public resurgence, after (sadly) losing to IBM's Watson on Jeopardy!.

The Number of the Day: 50,000

Colin Patrick

McDonald's plans to hire 50,000 new crew members on April 19 - raising their total number of U.S.

Make Your Own Easter Basket Treats!

Miss Cellania

It's very easy to pick up traditional Easter candies at your local store, but it's so much more fun to make them from scratch!

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