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The Final Harry Potter Book Came Out Five Years Ago Today

Jason English

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows was released at 12:01am on July 21, 2007. Celebrate the book's wood anniversary with a few Hogwarts-related quizzes from the

Harriet Tubman's Perfect Record: Brains and Opium on the Underground Railroad

Erik Sass

How did Harriet Tubman lead so many slaves to freedom on the Underground Railroad? With careful planning, plenty of luck, and a little opium.

The Late Movies: Time Lapse Garden

Miss Cellania

Oh, I'm still knee-deep in tomatoes and beans, and the rest of the garden is coming along nicely, too!

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Woman Dials 911 to Complain About Mugshot Tonya Ann Fowler of Winder, Georgia, called the Barrow County 911 dispatch to complain that her mugshot in the local publication “Bad & Busted” was les

What Was Your Very First Job?

Jason English

On Fridays, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else's reply, whatever you want.

In Event of Moon Disaster: The White House Plan for the Worst-Case Scenario

Chris Higgins

Today is the 43rd anniversary of the lunar landing. Here's a look at the worst-case scenario plans, which Chris Higgins originally discussed in

Brain Game: Janice

Meet Janice. She's the focus of today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Free-for-all Friday challenge.

Morning Cup of Links: Being Batman

Miss Cellania

The surprises and snubs in the 2012 Emmy nominations.

The Full Names of 26 One-Name Celebrities

Stacy Conradt

A rose by any other name probably wouldn't smell as sweet, at least not in the cases of some of these one-named celebrities.

The Late Movies: Guess The Theme 63

Mark Arminio

Welcome back to the Thursday night Late Movies, _flossers! As always, the clips below have something in common. Think you can figure it out?

The Missing Links: How to Assault the Magic Kingdom

Colin Patrick

Storm the Castle. Leave No Gigantic Talking Mouse or Duck Alive. How would you hypothetically attack Cinderella’s castle?

11 Moons You Should Get to Know

Calli Arcale

You may have heard already that a fifth moon was discovered orbiting Pluto.

At the Libraries: Help a Library in Need

Miss Kathleen

Each week Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books.

Population Growth Explained Using Colored Water

Chris Higgins

Here's a short, beautifully shot video: a visual explanation of how the human population got to 7 billion, using tinted water dripping into and out of seven glasses -- one for each continent.

Lunchtime Quiz: Track Listing (Another Numerical Edition)

Jason Plautz

Another week, another party, another playlist that needs ordering.

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