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The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Breaking in to Steal ...Bacon! A man burglarized a house in Redhill, Surrey, England Saturday and stole a telephone and a package of bacon. That's all he took.

Weird Website(s) of the Week: Sad Don Drapers Love to Party

Ransom Riggs

Today's weird website is a two-fer, and they're both equally weird.

Brain Game: Get a Haircut, Hippie!

I've had long hair since 1992, when my wife-to-be said she liked me better with lengthy locks.

5 Important Fifties Events Nobody Noticed in the Fifties

Mark Juddery

We all know about Elvis, McCarthyism, Sputnik, the Korean War, Rosa Parks’ fateful bus ride, and Castro taking over Cuba – defining moments of the 1950s.

Morning Cup of Links: Bears will be Bears

Miss Cellania

5 Worries Parents Should Drop, And 5 They Shouldn't. The real odds of what terrible things could happen are quite different from the horror stories you see on the news.

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.

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