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6 Revolutionary Groups That Robbed Their Country's Banks

Erik Sass

© ALI HAIDER/epa/Corbis Back in May, The Washington Post reported that Libyan rebels had obtained funds by “liberating” government assets worth $505 million in the Central Bank of Libya’s Benghazi

Your Favorite Childhood Ice Cream Treats

Jason English

On Fridays, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else's reply, whatever you want.

The Most Prolific Fathers in History

Jill Harness

Did you know that King Mongkut of Siam, the real-life inspiration for The King & I, sired an amazing 81 children?

Isaac Asimov Interviewed by Bill Moyers

Chris Higgins

In 1988, Bill Moyers interviewed Isaac Asimov, when Asimov's Prelude to Foundation was released.

7 Video Game Controversies Not Involving Grand Theft Auto or Mortal Kombat

Rob Lammle

With the recent Supreme Court ruling that video games are a form of Free Speech protected by the First Amendment, it seems like a good time to look back at some of the controversies that led the natio

Sorry, Kids

Jason English

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Use #532 for Old Found Photographs: Indie Band

Ransom Riggs

I thought I'd seen or done just about everything you could do with old found photos -- collect them obsessively, cut them up and make collages, invent stories about them, make freaky digital art

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Banana Attacks Gorilla The Wireless Center, a Verizon outlet in Strongsville, Ohio, was staging a promotion on June 29th featuring their mascot, a man dressed as a gorilla.

Brain Game: Tai's Guitars

Welcome to Free-for-all Friday at the mentalfloss.com Brain Game.

Morning Cup of Links: Monkey Business

Miss Cellania

On Saturday, July 9th, a new nation will join the world: South Sudan.

Spies Like Us: Industrial Espionage

David K. Israel

From homing pigeons and invisible semen ink, we turn to business spies. Trade secrets are just that, secrets, and they've been the target of spying even before the industrial revolution.

The Late Movies: Guess the Theme XII

Mark Arminio

Welcome, _flossers, to the game that is sweeping that nation!

How Albums Got Their Names (Discuss!)

Jason English

As the story goes, Out of Time got its name when R.E.M. ran out of time trying to come up with something better. According to Marcus Gray's It Crawled From the South: An R.E.M.

Coming to America: Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Diana's First Visits

Haley Sweetland Edwards

With the media all in a tizzy this week over William and Kate’s 10-day jaunt through North America, let's take a look at the press carnivals that surrounded Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Diana’

Symphony of Science: "Children of Africa"

Chris Higgins

In the most recent installment of the Symphony of Science series, composer John Boswell uses clips from various BBC shows, Quest for Fire (!), and the words of: Jacob Bronowski, Alice Roberts, Caroly

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