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Competitive Eating: The Most American Sport

Special Guest Star

Note: A couple friends of mental_floss worked on this, and they're excited to crank out more fun infographics on various topics.

How 10 Sugary Treats Got Their Names

Ethan Trex

We reach for them when we need a sugar fix, but how well do we know the stories behind our favorite ice creams, cookies, and snack cakes?

BIG BANG BIG BOOM: A Graffiti History of the World

Chris Higgins

Blu is the pseudonym of an anonymous Italian graffiti artist. He creates extensive stop-motion animation videos using graffiti, often in public places.

At the Libraries: Your Weekly Round-Up

Miss Kathleen

Each week Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of things happening at libraries across the country. If there's something fun going on in your local library this week, leave us a

8 Obscure but Adorable Wildcat Species

Miss Cellania

We all know the big cats: lion, tiger, leopard, cheetah, jaguar, and cougar. You are probably also familiar with some smaller wildcats such as the lynx, ocelot, and bobcat.

The Quick 10: 10 Non-Twilight Vampire Movies

Stacy Conradt

You don't have to be Team Edward to know there's a serious vampire craze sweeping the world right now.

The Number of the Day: $22,000,000

Jason English

In 2009, the U.S Mint lost $22 million making pennies and nickels. Related Facts: It costs 1.5 cents to make a penny.

The Early History of Bicycles and Motorbikes

David K. Israel

When I was in high school, I took a friend's brand-new (and I mean BRAND new) moped for a spin and, two minutes into the ride, crashed it into a mailbox.

Brain Game: The Finnish Line

For a reason unknown to us (but much appreciated), one of last week's Brain Games - an English-language word ladder - was picked up by the Finnish MTV3 site, resulting in several thousand visits

Morning Cup of Links: Creatures With Bonus Features

Miss Cellania

Happiness and sadness spread just like germs.

The Late Movies: Talking Toys Talking to Each Other

Chris Higgins

There are lots of talking toys out there, and some also have microphones built in, so they can respond to your voice.

Terrible Hold Music

David K. Israel

I know what you're thinking: What hold music isn't terrible?

The Quick 10: Billy the Kid

Stacy Conradt

Today's the day Billy the Kid bit the dust 129 years ago.

You're Doing it Wrong

Chris Higgins

Prepare to learn that you've been doing something wrong your entire life. In an extensive thread at Ask Metafilter, commenters share what they did wrong for years.

How George Steinbrenner Warmed to Seinfeld

Jason English

With the passing of legendary New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner, everyone's telling their best stories about The Boss.

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