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The Late Movies: The Suburbs

Ransom Riggs

Yeah, yeah, yeah ... I'm always talking about how great Arcade Fire is and how much I love their latest album, The Suburbs.

The Quick 10: 10 Trees That Changed the World

Stacy Conradt

As you might know, we’re kind of Disney freaks in this family.

7 Famous People Teaching Courses This Year

Ethan Trex

Last week we told you about some of the celebrity professors who have turned up on college campuses in the past.

Skateboard Tricks + Fire

Chris Higgins

I don't usually watch skateboarding videos, but this one caught my eye (particularly the HD version).

The World's Scariest Airports

Jill Harness

When taking off from the thin strip of runway, pilots must make a sharp turn as they go airborne in order to avoid striking into a massive mountain range located just past the asphalt.

Recluses: Private, Exploited, or Self-Destructive?

Miss Cellania

Sometimes very private people wish to withdraw from the world, and they have that right. Yet some cases may be more than just personal choice.

7 One-hit Wonders in Literature

David K. Israel

Big, successful, first-novels are usually followed by more. But here are 7 that, for one reason or other, qualify their authors for the One-Hit Wonder category: 1. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper

The Majestic Plastic Bag

Ransom Riggs

This made the rounds a few weeks ago, but I think it's really funny and well-done -- and deeply, sadly true.

Brain Game: Math Square #40

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: Edison and Hollywood

Miss Cellania

The only ones: Escaping near death. Being a sole survivor means relief, gratitude, grief, guilt, and the burden of telling the story for everyone else. (via Metafilter) * The Clavin.

The Number of the Day: 38

Jason English

During the 38-week stretch from June 9, 1990, to March 1, 1991, either M.C.

8 Alternative Fantasy Leagues

Ethan Trex

In honor of tonight's mental_floss fantasy football league draft, here's a story on alternative fantasy leagues that first appeared last summer. Fantasy football drafts are firing up, and

6 Generals Who Switched Sides Hoping for Reward

Floss books

Military turncoats come in all shapes and sizes, motivated by all sorts of considerations: power, revenge, disillusionment, and, most often, the sound of a little extra coin.

Join Us This Weekend at the Taste of Hudson Festival

Jason English

If you're in the Cleveland area this weekend and looking for programming, the Ohio _flossers have a tent you could visit.

The Week's Most Popular Stories

Jason English

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

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