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In 1983, the White House Santa Was Mr. T

Jason English

Why did Mrs. Reagan choose B.A. Baracus for this assignment?

Another Contest: Secrets From Your Favorite Movies

Jason English

Last week, ESPN columnist Arash Markazi sent out a link via Twitter to a clip from Back to the Future III, a movie I've seen enough times to wear out a VHS copy.

Weekend Links: Forgotten Bookmarks

Allison Keene

One of the best, more relaxing things about summer can be swimming in a crisp, cool pool (sigh) ... but maybe not so relaxing if the side of the pool goes right off a building!

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: Making Skinny Dipping History

Allison Keene

After having read about the bedbug problem in New York, this list seemed rather apropos: live where you can't have a garden, and also have a bug problem?

Lunchtime Quiz Leftovers

Jason English

The Late Movies: Zach Anner

Miss Cellania

The Oprah Winfrey Network is running an online competition, in which one winner will go on to a reality TV show which itself will be a competition in which one person will get their own TV show.

The Quick 10: 10 Presidential Fashion Flubs

Stacy Conradt

Some things about being the President of the United States haven't changed at all since Washington's tenure.

10 Acts of Good Sportsmanship

Scott Allen

If LeBron James' ESPN special left you feeling down about the state of sports, perhaps these stories will remind you why you started watching athletics in the first place.

Using a Lifeline: Is This a Really Stupid Quiz Idea?

Jason English

This morning I accompanied my due-in-September wife to an ultrasound.

5 Things You Didn't Know About Bill W.

Ethan Trex

TIME called William Wilson one of the top heroes and icons of the 20th century, but hardly anyone knows him by that name.

Newly Published: Mark Twain on Interviews

Chris Higgins

Our own magazine published an interview with Mark Twain a ways back, and we stand behind it.* The guy was dead at the time, and had been for nearly a hundred years.

Zzzzzz: What's the Longest You've Slept?

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. Very casual.

What Should I Cover at Comic Con?

Jill Harness

One of the best things about being a freelance writer in San Diego is getting to cover Comic Con every year.

Brain Game: City to City

Sprint Nextel is headquartered in the city of Overland Park, which is the second-most-populous city in the state of Kansas.

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