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Nectar of the Gods: Alcoholic Mythology

Rob Lammle

Here are a handful of stories from around the globe that illustrate the long-time love of alcohol that connects the world. The Kegger of the

7 TV Salary Disputes

Kara Kovalchik

Television salary disputes are almost as old as the Nielsen charts. Here are some examples. 1. With Friends Like

Morbid Toy du Jour: Execution by Saw

Ransom Riggs

Just in time for the holidays! My friend Jack Mord bought this amazing little toy from the UK via eBay, a gruesome reminder of one of the world's rarest and most awful forms of execution.

Minas Tirith Made of Matchsticks

Jill Harness

Even those who aren't fans of The Lord of the Rings saga can still appreciate this amazing matchstick sculpture depicting the stunning mountain-side city of Minas Tirith. The artist, Patrick A

Brain Game: Math Square #46

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: Animals in Motion

Miss Cellania

The magnificence and wonder of Animal Migrations.

Weekend Links: Water Balloons Without the Balloons

Allison Keene

It's easy to get lost just looking at these 9 Magnificent Manmade Mazes. * Looking to get your spook on?

October's Most Popular Stories (So Far)

Jason English

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

BoingBoing's Obscure Muppets Quiz

David K. Israel

Everyone knows Kermit, Miss Piggy and Elmo. But how well do you know your more obscure muppets? (Some more obscure than others, of course). Take my latest BoingBoing quiz and find

7 Nobel Prize Stories Ripped from the Tabloids!

the mag

by Maggie Koerth-Baker and Linda Rodriguez Forget Brad and Angelina. It’s time to put the spotlight back where it belongs—on history’s biggest nerds!

Weekend Links: Places You Think You Should See ... But Shouldn't

Allison Keene

Lots of people have "bucket lists" (things to do before they kick it, that is), but one author has saved some of you a lot of time by making a list of 101 Places Not to See, 24 of which are

7 Memorable TV Bosses

Erica Palan

Happy National Boss Day! The holiday was first celebrated in 1958 by Patricia Bays Haroski. She felt bad about forgetting her boss’s birthday, so she registered the date as a holiday.

Follow @mental_floss on Twitter: Amazing Facts, 140 Characters at a Time

Jason English

If the Sopers have a fourth child on 11/11/11, we'll let you know via our Twitter

The Quick 10: 10 Things You Need to Know About Norm

Stacy Conradt

You know, Norm Peterson, as in, “NORM!” from that bar where everybody knows your name.

Adorable Animal Halloween Costumes

Jill Harness

Opinions on animal costumes are widely varied, ranging from "oh those adorable little babies" to "how could you torture an innocent animal like that?" If you're in the first g

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