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Friday Happy Hour: Reader-Submitted Question Edition

Jason English

On Fridays, I usually ask a series of unrelated questions to spark conversation in the comments. But today I'm taking a half-day and my kids are demanding a trip to the boardwalk.

Why Do Flamingos Stand On One Leg?

Matt Soniak

Flamingos always seem to be standing on one leg.

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

The Story of the Three Bears A woman in Snowmass Village, Colorado, spotted three bear cubs in her car last Saturday. There was also a mother bear, but she fled quickly.

Brain Game: Quarter Hopping

This week, we're remembering some of our classic mentalfloss.com Brain Game entries from years past. Friday's challenge: Quarter

Morning Cup of Links: Centipede Song

Miss Cellania

When he was 12, Jeremiah McDonald talked to his future self on video.

The Late Movies: Guess The Theme 61

Mark Arminio

Welcome back to The Late Movies! It's time for everyone's favorite game: GUESS THE THEME. All the movies below have something in common.

Conversation Starters for That John Quincy Adams Birthday Bash You're Probably Throwing

Julia Davis

Hulton Archive/ Next week (July 11) is John Quincy Adams' birthday!

The Missing Links: You May Only Have 96 More Hours On the Internet

Colin Patrick

Oh, the Faces You Make When You’ve Just Consumed Over Five & A Half Dozen Hot Dogs Joey Chestnut, you are a six-time Mustard-Yellow belt winner, and one sick man.

Shark Cam 360

Chris Higgins

Want to be surrounded by real live sharks all day? Virtually? I thought so.

11 Obscure Regional Phrases That Describe Excessive Heat

Jason English

The way this summer is going, you'll soon run out of ways to say, "It's ridiculously hot." Lucky for us, we have a direct line to Joan H.

7 Robot Animals and Creepy-Crawlies

Miss Cellania

The field of robotics, while taking over factories and a lot of other manual labor, is still experimental in many areas.

World War I Centennial: Carving up the Ottoman Empire

Erik Sass

Installment #24: In the first half of 1912, the small Christian kingdoms of the Balkan Peninsula began plotting an attack on their former oppressor, the weak, declining Ottoman Empire.

Brain Game: An E-Z One?

This week, we're remembering some of our classic mentalfloss.com Brain Game entries from years past. Thursday's challenge: An E-Z

Morning Cup of Links: Going to London

Miss Cellania

When a droid spills hot nuts and bolts that were supposed to be dinner, dubstep robots respond the only way they know how.

The Scream-Powered Photo Booth

Jill Harness

From the outside, the Screamotron3000 might seem like the world's most terrifying photo booth.

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