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Tuesday Turnip

David K. Israel

In case you're not familiar with the Turnip, it's a whimsical Google search, wherein I type a random phrase and we see what kind of interesting pages "turn-up." As always with thi

Brain Game: Mayhem

It's time for the Tuesday Brain Game:  Besides being six letters in length, what do these six-letter words all have in common? ashore, budget, damage, itself, option, teethe, zither   He

Morning Cup of Links: Gainers

Miss Cellania

So someone leaves a phone on a bar, someone else picks it up and plays with it, and the next thing you know Gizmodo is taking it apart and declaring that this disguised iPhone is a test model of the n

The Late Movies: Mark Romanek's Music Videos

Ransom Riggs

A few weeks ago I did a post all about one of my favorite directors of film, commercial and music videos, Jonathan Glazer. This week I want to focus on another favorite, Mark Romanek.

One Awesome Winner

Jason English

To promote The Book of Awesome, author Neil Pasricha shared a few new excerpts here last week, and invited you guys to share your own awesome things.

The Quick 10: The Boxcar Children

Stacy Conradt

I think this may have been the #1-requested series when I asked what books you wanted to know more about last week.

Why Does Mint Make Your Mouth Feel Cold?

Matt Soniak

Reader Lisa from Anderson, California, wrote in with a question: "Chew a piece of mint gum and then drink something. It seems colder. Why is

Siskel and Ebert Play a Sega Boxing Game

Chris Higgins

Roger Ebert made waves a while back when he claimed that video games can never be art.

FAIL! 5 Toys/Games that need improvement

David K. Israel

We don't spoil our 2 ½ year old, but he has collected his fair share of toys and games, especially over the last year or so.

Brain Game: Math Square #21

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.

Strange Geographies: Walking on Glaciers

Ransom Riggs

If there's one thing I can say about New Zealand (and there are many), it's that it is a place certainly not lacking in geographical diversity.

Morning Cup of Links: Ultimate Bull

Miss Cellania

Breeding the Perfect Bull.

The Weekend Links: Sunday Edition

Allison Keene

Sometimes at the end of my Dietribes post I ask you guys if anyone uses the food-of-the-week in an offbeat recipe.

Last Week's Most Popular Stories

Jason English

In case you weren't obsessively refreshing mentalfloss.com all week, here's what you

6 Big Events That Were Upstaged

Mark Juddery

Here are some major events that passed under the radar because, on the same day, something even greater (or at least, more noticeable) was happening.

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