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Morning Cup of Links: Fishing Under Ice

Miss Cellania

Police are investigating the discovery of an unidentified murder victim on the grounds of Queen Elizabeth's country estate Sandringham.

6 Infamous Arsonists and How They Got Caught

Meghan Holohan

Image credit: REUTERS/GENE BLEVINS/LANDO Over 50 fires gutted cars in Los Angeles this past weekend.

The Late Movies: Happy Anniversary, Alaska!

Erica Palan

Today in 1959, the United States officially welcomed Alaska as the 49th state. Some Alaska fun facts: Alaska was purchased for $7.2 million in 1867.

When the Car Radio Was Introduced, People Freaked Out

Bill DeMain

Is texting while driving total insanity or just one more inevitable tide of modern life?

The Night They (Almost) Bombed Old Dixie Down

Stacy Conradt

Walter Gregg and his young son were working on a project in their garden shed in Mars Bluff, South Carolina, when the backyard was hit with a nuclear bomb. What?

What Happens When You Give 1000s of Stickers to 1000s of Kids?

David K. Israel

Last month, artist Yayoi Kusama turned an ordinary room in the Queensland Art Gallery into a giant canvas by painting everything white.

Old News: Very Early Media Coverage of the GOP Candidates

Jason English

Every week, I used to wander into the New York Times archives to find the first time the paper covered various topics (like The Walkman).

Moments With Aloe Blacc: Orchestral Hip Hop

Chris Higgins

I first stumbled across singer/songwriter Aloe Blacc when rounding up covers of Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean" for The Late Movies.

Not Your Parents' Action Figures

Miss Cellania

Action figures began with Habro's introduction of G.I. Joe in 1964. Since then, they've become associated with the marketing of TV, film, and comic book characters.

Lectures for a New Year: The Last Lecture, First

Chris Higgins

For the month of January I'll bring you one lecture every (week)day, touching on exciting topics such as: science, literature, history, art, design, ecology, neurology, computers, and a grab-bag

This Is a Food

Ethan Trex

Image credit: Evan-Amos According to Post Cereals, you'll love Fruity Pebbles Treats "because of their unexpected wholesomeness." More from mental_floss... This Is a Blue Lobster

Is it Possible to Have a Two-Way Conversation With a Severed Head?

Sandy and Kara

Call us morbid, but we've always wondered whether a decapitated head can still see for any length of time after being severed.

Brain Game: Three Signs

The mentalfloss.com Brain Game welcomes you to 2012 with a new Tuesday Test Time challenge.

Morning Cup of Links: Drunk Octopus Texts

Miss Cellania

Buff Your Brain!

Determining Migratory Patterns of Early Humans — With Earwax!

Dan Lewis

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