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mental_floss Hoodies Are Here, and You Can Win One

Jason English

Now available in the mental_floss store: Hoodies!

The 5pm Quiz: The Office Christmas Special

Brett Savage

If you watched The Office (the original), you know how everything ties up at the conclusion of the "documentary." But how many details can you remember?

Animated Comic Covers

David K. Israel

Illustrator Kerry Callen has put together some wonderful gifs of classic comic book covers. My only problem with his post is that there are only four! More! More!

This Is Not a Photo

Jill Harness

Dan Witz's amazing photo-realistic paintings feature mosh pits, liquor stores lit up on dark streets, hotel room interiors, and people staring at their cell phones.

Christmas Blogs and Other Niche Blogs

Miss Cellania

It's not hard to find Christmas blogs. It is, however, hard to find Christmas blogs that are still active, really dedicated to Christmas, and aren't trying to sell you something.

The Soviet Union Was Dissolved 20 Years Ago Today

Haley Sweetland Edwards

Girl standing atop Soviet tank in Red Square during the Communist hard liners' coup attempt in August 1991.

Brain Game: Chasing Chevy

How will you do on today's Think Thursday challenge at the mentalfloss.com Brain Game? I haven't shopped for a new vehicle for several years - and I'm not in the market for one now -

Morning Cup of Links: Elves with Lightsabers

Miss Cellania

10 Ways to Make the Internet Better. Sign me up for slide whistle scrolling! * New Suburbanism: Reshaping the Way City Planners Think About the 'Burbs.

Today's Google Doodle: Diego Rivera

Jason English

Today would have been Diego Rivera's 125th birthday, and Google is celebrating his big 1-2-5 with a Doodle.

The King of Dudes (Hint: It’s Not Jeff Bridges)

Stacy Conradt

Once upon a time, a long time ago, there was a man they called the King of Dudes. Not “dude” in the sense that we use the word today - the King would certainly have been appalled by Bill S.

The Late Movies: Saved by the Bell's Musical Numbers

Erica Palan

I love Saved by the Bell more than is probably reasonable for a grown woman. (Need evidence?

How Do New Periodic Table Elements Get Their Names?

The Week

Every so often, we'll reprint something interesting from our sister publication, The Week. This is one of those

Urine Controlled Video Games

David K. Israel

Well this will give Wii a whole new meaning: In the UK, Captive Media has just, er, released, a urinal mounted, urine-controlled games console for the men's room.

Beautiful Pictures of Destroyed Technology

Jill Harness

We use electronics every day, making them easy to take for granted despite their complex innerworkings.

Months Before Lincoln Was Shot and Killed, He Was Almost Shot and Killed

Stacy Conradt

We all know what happened to President Abraham Lincoln the night he went to watch Our American Cousin at Ford’s Theater.

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