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The Late Movies: Star Athletes Playing Other Sports

Mark Arminio

Some people are gifted with raw athleticism and could choose to play a variety of sports if they wanted.

The Quick 10: 10 Giant Creatures

Stacy Conradt

The Internet is abuzz about the picture of the giant goldfish that recently surfaced (haven’t seen it? Check out #1 below).

Watch a Bee Take Off in Ultra Slow-Motion

Chris Higgins

This video starts slowly (hah), but in the middle you start seeing the wings move -- it's truly incredible. Watch how the bee's wings pivot and ultimately allow the bee to lift off.

Apparently, We Have the 29th Most Influential Twitter Account*

Jason English

I like lists, especially ones that put us in the same company as The Economist and Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!

Let's all deal with this together

Mangesh & Jason

mental_floss is at it again. We're doing a great big Trivia Show at the Galapagos Arts Space in Brooklyn on October 17th to promote our brand new history book.

A Brief History of Presidential Memoirs

Ethan Trex

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair’s memoir, A Journey, is sparking all sorts of picketing and protesting around the U.K., so we thought it might be a good time to take a look at a few president

Art From Skateboard Debris

Jill Harness

When most skateboarders break their boards, the remnants of wood end up in the trash.

7 Curious Facts About 7 Dr. Seuss Books

David K. Israel

1. Hop on

12 Wild and Wondrous Aquariums

Miss Cellania

Almost anything can be made into a fish tank IF you've got the room, the money, the time, and the dedication to make it work.

Woody's Winners, NFL Week 1

NFL WEEK ONE: The fact that my first pick is the Rams should make it clear that this isn’t your typical stack of NFL predictions.

Creative 404 Error Messages

Colin Patrick

While recently Stumbling around the interweb, I encountered a webpage that wouldn't load properly - a pretty common occurrence when you spend as much time online as I do.

Brain Game: Five-by-Five #1

Five-by-Five puzzles aren't difficult, they're just an exercise for the noggin. Enjoy! Place the following words into a 5 × 5 grid so that they link together.

Why Coffee, Cigarettes and Booze Can Be Good For You

Ransom Riggs

Recently, a couple of surprising studies have turned the tables -- albeit in an admittedly minor way -- on the conventional wisdom about smoking, boozing, and drinking coffee.

Morning Cup of Links: Princess Heroes

Miss Cellania

The 5 Strangest Things Evolution Left in Your Body. The human body has extra features that we don't use, but our ancestors needed a long, long time ago.

The Late Movies: Wendy's Training Videos

Chris Higgins

You're in for a treat tonight. Below, I've collected a series of vintage Wendy's training videos, all apparently from the 80's.

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