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Everywhere a Sign: A Brief History of International Symbols

Rob Lammle

Restroom sign via Shutterstock You see them every day when you go to the restroom, cross the street, or look at a map.

Watch 56 Episodes of "Star Trek" Simultaneously

Chris Higgins

Got fifty minutes to spare? Okay, how about an unbelievable reservoir of tolerance for cacophony and 60s color schemes? Perfect.

15 Vintage Photos of Libraries

Jill Harness

Here are some old photos of librarians showing both the diversity of their duties and the diversity of the workers themselves.

5 Legendary Keyboards (and the Songs They Made Famous)

David K. Israel

[This post was originally published on August 4th, 2008] These days, there's no distinguishing one keyboard from the next because all they really do is act as computer trigger devices.

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Eternal Flame Extinguished Due to Unpaid Gas Bill The former Soviet Republic of Kyrgyzstan has a memorial to fallen soldiers of World War II in the capital city of Bishkek, which features an "et

Brain Game: Stub Love

Let's face it; the weekend just won't arrive if we don't fly a new mentalfloss.com Brain Game Free-for-all Friday challenge up the proverbial flagpole.

Morning Cup of Links: Look Into Neverland

Miss Cellania

Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch went into foreclosure a few years ago, and was sold off in pieces.

The Late Movies: Guess The Theme 51

Mark Arminio

It's Thursday, it's late and it's time once again for the game that's sweeping the nation: GUESS THE THEME! All the clips below have something in common.

The Craziest Hall & Oates Video Ever

Chris Higgins

Sometimes there's a music video that changes everything -- a video that makes your bad day turn good, turns your frown upside down, and confuses the everliving hell out of you.

Messing with Mother Nature: 5 Invasion Stories

Miss Cellania

Introduction of non-native species to a new environment is often done completely by accident. Anywhere people travel, something unseen can be traveling along, too.

The Last Days of Lucille Ball

Eddie Deezen

The date was March 29, 1989. The most famous comedienne in the history of show business was about to make her final TV

Brain Game: Unconscious!

Today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Think Thursday challenge asks you to name a U.S. state that shares a land border with Canada, so you've got a 1-in-10 shot.

Morning Cup of Links: Useful Majors

Miss Cellania

The anxiety of a generation may be defined by the "fear of missing out." or FOMO.

From King's Quest to Leisure Suit Larry: A Brief History of Sierra On-Line

Rob Lammle

If you had a home computer in the 1980s, you probably played at least one adventure game from Sierra On-Line.

The Late Movies: Violent Femmes' First Album Turns 29

Chris Higgins

In my neverending quest to make you feel old, I have news: the eponymous Violent Femmes album (also known as "the best Violent Femmes album") turns 29 years old this month.

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