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Morning Cup of Links: Urinal Games

Miss Cellania

The Curse of the Demon Core. The nuclear ball killed two scientists but spared a swimming pig. * The Arab League is sanctioning Syria for violence against its protesting citizens.

How Much Would the Twelve Days of Christmas Actually Cost?

Stacy Conradt

If you’re stumped for a gift this year and look to your favorite repetitive Christmas song for inspiration, be prepared to shell out a few clams.

The Late Movies: 60-Second Adventures in Thought

Mark Arminio

Open University is a UK-based organization that seeks to educate through distance learning, providing online content for anyone with an internet connection.

We're on Pinterest!

Andréa Fernandes

If you haven't yet heard of Pinterest, it's a relatively new site that acts as a virtual pinboard, with an emphasis on the visual.

mental_floss on NPR's Talk of the Nation

Jason English

In case you missed it last week, Research Editor and mentalfloss.com regular Kara Kovalchik was on NPR's Talk of the Nation right before Thanksgiving.

Are High-IQ People More Likely to Use Drugs?

Meghan Holohan

Mat Hayward / Shutterstock.com In 1884, a young researcher named Sigmund Freud was studying the mysteries of the human brain when he wrote an article about cocaine.

Stalin's Daughter, Who Was Living in Wisconsin, Has Died

Rob Lammle

Earlier this year, Rob Lammle discussed the life of Stalin's daughter Svetlana in a piece on famous defectors. The New York Times is reporting that she passed away last week in Wisconsin.

10 Previous Word of the Year Candidates That Didn't Catch On

Adrienne Crezo

Last week Oxford Dictionaries named "squeezed middle" the Global Word of the Year,* edging out terms like "clicktivism," "fracking" and "tiger mother." A quick

15 variations on the meaning of the word "dude"

David K. Israel

I was sort of a linguistic snob in college. I preferred big words to small, little-known words to ubiquitous, and archaic to colloquial.

"Cosmos" as Choose-Your-Own-Adventure

Chris Higgins

Accountant and Cosmos aficionado Callum Sutherland has remixed the landmark Carl Sagan documentary Cosmos into a "Choose-Your-Own-Adventure" style video series called Imagination.

Brain Game: Math Square #99

As promised, here's a brand new Monday Math Square for today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game.

Morning Cup of Links: Seasoned Greetings

Miss Cellania

The 15 Best Cyber Monday Deals. If you know what you want, today is the day to get your order in. * Are Your Greetings Seasoned?

Predict Your Kid's Athletic Future (With Science!)

Jill Harness

Parents always wonder what their kid's future will be, but when it comes to potential athletic success, DNA carries some telltale signs.

Weekend Links: Take Nic Cage's Head For a Spin

Allison Keene

Pompeians, they're just like us!

The Top 5 mental_floss Quizzes of 2011

Jason English

This weekend, we've been counting down the year's top quizzes (see #6-#10 and #11-#15).

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