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Brain Game: Yeah, Fine

By changing one letter at a time to form different English words, and leaving all other letters in their original positions, convert YEAH into FINE in six (or fewer) steps.

Morning Cup of Links: Frog Booties

Miss Cellania

Male red-eyed tree frogs communicate dominance to each other by shaking their butts.

The Late Movies: Mustaches

Erica Palan

Last year, my friend teamed up with the other dudes in his workplace for Mustache March, a month-long celebration of facial hair. There was just one rule: No one shaves till April.

motionbox and neatorama present: HDYK? - {day 5}

David K. Israel

It's an all-new 5-day trivia hunt! Co-puzzle Master Josh Halbur and I are happy to bring you the next How Did You Know?

Why Does Sex Make Men Sleepy?

Matt Soniak

Alfred Kinsey, biologist, pioneering sex researcher and founder of the Institute for Sex Research at Indiana University, once wrote that "a marked quiescence of the total body is the most widely

The Blossom Time Festival

Jason English

Toby and Melanie met a whole bunch of our Ohio readers at the Blossom Time Festival in Chagrin Falls this past weekend.

World Cup: The Seven Sins of Soccer

Miss Cellania

The 2010 FIFA World Cup begins June 11th in South Africa. The whole world is watching!

History Mysteries: 7 Lost Time Capsules

Rob Lammle

According to the International Time Capsule Society at Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, there are approximately 10,000 time capsules in the world.

Brain Game: Peri Peri Coco Bop

By changing one letter with each subsequent entry, and leaving the other three letters in their original spots, come up with four-letter names that complete the monikers of ten famous people.

Morning Cup of Links: Malamanteau

Miss Cellania

The Tragic Race to Be First to the South Pole. A museum exhibit shows us how Roald Amundsen and Robert F.

The Late Movies: New York Times Critics' Picks

Ransom Riggs

One of my favorite new features on the NYTimes website are videos by film critic A.O. Scott in which he discusses and dissects some of his (and my) favorite films.

Last Week's Most Popular Stories

Jason English

In case you weren't obsessively refreshing mentalfloss.com all week, here's what you missed: 1. The Origins of 10 Nicknames, by David K. Israel

Lunchtime Quiz Leftovers

Jason English

Ready, Aim, Fire: Scenes From Early American Dueling

Matt Soniak

Callin' out around the world: are you ready for a brand new beat? Summer's here and the time is right for duelin' in the

Brain Game: Math Square #27

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. Two of these numbers are already provided for you.

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