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The Quick 10: Your Seattle Recommendations Needed!

Stacy Conradt

My five-year anniversary is coming up soon, and we always said we'd head back to Europe for it (we honeymooned in Italy).

Spending 24 Hours in a 24 Hour Fitness

Jill Harness

We have tons of 24 hour businesses these days, but few people have ever ventured to stay in any of these places for a full 24 hours.

Sun Dogs: Beautiful "False Suns"

Chris Higgins

Sun dogs (aka parhelions) are surprising visual phenomena which look like halos around the sun, or in other cases "false suns" some distance from the real sun.

We're Giving Away a Book a Day!

Jason English

There's a shelf in our Ohio office where we store books that would make nice prizes. That shelf is full, so I've been asked to ramp up the giveaways.

The White House Gift Guide: 13 Unique Presidential Gifts

Scott Allen

What do you get the Commander-in-Chief who has everything? Let's look back at some of the more interesting gifts presidents have received. 1. George W. Bush: Raw

The History of Aquatic Warfare

Colin Patrick

There was a time when water fights were much more civil.

Brain Game: Room 222

In each entry below, the number 2 stands for a two-letter sequence that repeats in each word. Here's an example: T2Z2I2 In this sample, the 2 represents AN, and so T2Z2I2 equals TANZANIAN.

Morning Cup of Links: Roman Candles

Miss Cellania

10 Notorious Criminals Proven Innocent After Execution.

The Number of the Day: $34.95

Will Treece

A small can of uranium ore goes for $34.95 on Amazon. Related Fact: Customers who bought this item also bought The Making of the Atomic Bomb, Forbidden Lego: Build the Models Your Parents Warned Yo

Our Youngest Reader

Jason English

Say hello to our new spokesbaby, Lydia Louise Conradt! You can see what other baby paraphernalia she's endorsing in the kids section of the mental_floss

The Late Movies: Waterslide Wipeouts

Erica Palan

Hanging out at the water park is a great way to beat the heat as the summer's temperatures rise, but take a lesson from the folks in these videos: It's not always as easy at it looks.

The Quick 10: 10 More Before-They-Were-Famous Commercials

Stacy Conradt

Since Tina Fey's 1995 commercial for Mutual Savings Bank has recently surfaced, I thought it would be a good time to revisit a few other commercials celebrities made before they were big names.

Essential Knowledge About Graboids (Landsharks)

Chris Higgins

Graboids are the fictional creatures featured in the movie Tremors (and its many sequels).

Test Your Color I.Q.

Allison Keene

The human eye can distinguish about 10 million different colors, but how well can you put them in a straight line? 1 out of 255 women and 1 out of 12 men have some form of color vision deficiency.

How Did You Know Leslie Jenkins?

David K. Israel

We had a lot of fun giving away daily neatorama prizes this month! We hope you enjoyed the new aspect of the game.

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