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Make Someone's Day With a mental_floss Care Package

Mangesh & Jason

Know someone who needs a boost this summer? Is your daughter off at summer school? Got a son away at camp? If the pizza box doesn't bring a smile to their face, the stuff inside surely will!

The Secret Lives of 8 Baseball Umpires

Special Guest Star

by Robert

Pregame Warm-up: World Cup Stories

Special Guest Star

Our friend Giri A of the PubStumpers Trivia League has been sharing some World Cup history via email.

Touch Influences Decisions (Or: How to Save $350 on Your Next Car)

Meghan Holohan

If you're buying a new car or negotiating the price of your dream house, try sitting in a hard chair.

Brain Game: Not a Capital Letter

Regulars to the Brain Game are aware that I'm a U.S. geography nut, and some of my favorite puzzles focus on the names of states and capitals... like this one.

Morning Cup of Links: Birds in Hats

Miss Cellania

Watch a 30-minute fireworks display in Toledo in only 3 minutes, thanks to the magic of video.

The Number of the Day: 96

Jason English

In June of 2010, 96 people found mentalfloss.com after typing the phrase "disney sex" into a search engine.

The Late Movies: The Hanks

Matt Soniak

Summer's got me feeling like a southern boy stuck in a Yankee's body.

Neatorama presents: 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?

The Quick 10: 10 Songs From John Lennon's Jukebox

Stacy Conradt

Hi guys! You may have noticed the Quick 10s have been a bit sporadic since the end of May.

If You Only Knew Then What You Know Now...

Colin Patrick

As the old adage says: youth is wasted on the young. NPR recently shared the tale of a 22-year old blogger named Cassie Boorn, who posed an interesting question to the women of the world via her b

Information Pioneers: Sir Clive Sinclair

Chris Higgins

Growing up, my family had a series of early personal computers -- a Sinclair ZX81, a TI 99/4A, and even an early IBM Portable (which was not as portable as its name suggested).

The Number of the Day: $1,055,173.69

Jason English

When he died in 1977, Elvis had $1,055,173.69 in a non-interest-bearing checking account. (Not Really) Related Fact: President Nixon awarded Elvis a Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs badge, w

Ape Women: 10 Dedicated Primate Researchers

Miss Cellania

Women are doing amazing work in primatology, the study of monkeys, apes, prosimians, and even humans.

Why Are There 5,280 Feet in a Mile? Making Sense of Measurements

Ethan Trex

Why are there 5,280 feet in a mile, and why are nautical miles different from the statute miles we use on land? Why do we buy milk and gasoline by the gallon?

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