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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?

Brain Game: Tom, Telling Time

My friend Tom is an odd bird. He's into science, but not into history. He enjoys Wednesdays, but not Saturdays. He likes wrenches, but not pliers. He prefers whistles to bells.

Morning Cup of Links: Vaudeville Calling!

Miss Cellania

Psychological research conducted in WEIRD nations may not apply to global populations. America is certainly WEIRD: Western, Educated, Industrialized, Rich and Democratic.

The Great American Midnight Feast

the mag

Thanks to a national love of highways and hash browns, diners have dotted the country's landscape for more than a century, serving as little oases of grease and

Meet Dorothy Peterson, Octogenarian Table-Tennis Shark

the mag

Dorothy Peterson is more than a grandmother in her 80s; she's a cold-blooded table-tennis assassin. And she's got the trophy case to prove it.

Math in Nature

Chris Higgins

Here's a beautiful short film demonstrating mathematical principles as they appear in nature: Nature by Numbers.

Last Week's Most Popular Stories

Jason English

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

The World's Best Retirement Plan (for Chimpanzees)

the mag

When older Americans retire, they can look forward to Social Security checks.

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