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Lunchtime Quiz Leftovers

Jason English

Weekend Links: The Dark Side of Tetris

Allison Keene

Bikes can be awkward to carry around and tie up when they're not in use, which has brought about things like the folding bike.

Masterpieces: Robert Indiana's LOVE

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By Megan

Follow @mental_floss on Twitter: Amazing Facts, 140 Characters at a Time

Jason English

In case you're new around here, we'd like to invite you to follow @mental_floss on Twitter. Plenty more Kool-Aid facts where that came

The Late Movies: Hayseed Dixie

Miss Cellania

Rob Lammle posted some great videos in an article called The Ultimate Superfans: Tribute Bands That Really Rock (you should read and watch if you haven't already).

The Quick 10: 10 Celebs Who Were Once Back Up Dancers

Stacy Conradt

Even the most famous people had to start somewhere; for people in the music industry, that means playing second-banana backup.

Help Pick the Reddit/Neatorama Talent Conest Winner!

David K. Israel

You may recall me mentioning the video talent contest sponsored by our friends at Reddit and Neatorama. Well, the 14 finalists have been chosen and voting has been happening all week.

5 Things You Didn't Know About Katharine Graham

Ethan Trex

Katharine Graham helmed The Washington Post from the 1960s through 1991, and under her steady, resolute leadership the paper was able to break huge stories like the Nixon White House's cover-up o

Humor for Math Nerds: Look Around You

Ransom Riggs

Look Around You is a British TV show, and my favorite kind of comedy -- a parody so subtle that it takes a few minutes and a sharp eye to realize it's not the real thing.

Now Brewing: Roadkill Beer

Colin Patrick

A brewery in Scotland has begun brewing what they claim is the world's most potent beer. You'd think that would be enough of a marketing hook right there.

What Was Your Stupidest Injury?

Jason English

Every Friday, 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. Very casual.

Brain Game: The Big Eight

Happy Friday! We'll be working this weekend, putting the final touches on the next issue of mental_floss magazine, which you'll receive (because you subscribe, right?) in a few weeks.

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Cargo Ship Turned Away Due to Spiders The cargo ship M.V. Altavia began to offload cargo in the U.S. territory of Guam when thousands of spiders of different species emerged from the cargo.

The Number of the Day: 3.5

Will Treece

A newborn panda weighs approximately 3.5 ounces. Related Fact: This is about 1/900 of its mother's weight. [Source: The Encyclopedia of Mammals. See previous Numbers of the Day

Morning Cup of Links: Protesting Robots

Miss Cellania

Wear a Pink Sari and Carry a Big Stick. Women in India are forming gangs to stand up for women's rights, and their vigilante justice is working where peaceful politics never could.

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