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16 Scenes You Won't Believe Are Chalk Drawings

David K. Israel

Julian Beever is an English artist who specializes in creating trompe-l'œil chalk drawings.

31 Elaborate Marriage Proposals

Miss Cellania

Earlier this morning, our research editor Sandy Wood helped a reader propose via today's Brain Game.

Brain Game: Takin' the EL

In lieu of our usual Monday Math Square (which will return next week), today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game is a puzzle that will have very special meaning to at least one of our regulars.

Morning Cup of Links: Flying Appliances

Miss Cellania

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is taking a new look into the case of actress Natalie Wood's death.

Reliving World War II on Twitter

Colin Patrick

Twitter is great way to stay in touch with friends, keep up on the lives of your favorite celebrities, shamelessly live-tweet your trip to the store, and even get some of the most amazing 140-characte

Weekend Links: Curious Beginnings of 5 Surgical Tools

Allison Keene

From Holly, enjoy getting the iPhone's Siri to do your work for you?

Last Week's Most Popular Stories

Jason English

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

There's Something Strange About This Picture

Jill Harness

Other than the strange fact that Laurel and Hardy are in this classroom picture and that the teachers are so blurry they can't be recognized, do you notice anything strange about this photograph?

The Late Movies: Great College Fight Songs

Erica Palan

There's been a lot of talk about college sports lately thanks to the tragic scandal at Penn State University. This has had me thinking a lot about what sports mean to a school.

Happy Franksgiving: Why FDR Rescheduled Turkey Day

Matt Soniak

In 1939, the U.S. celebrated Democrat Thanksgiving and Republican Thanksgiving.

Weekend Links: Marcel the Shell With Shoes On Part Two!

Allison Keene

To rake or not to rake, that is the question: whether tis nobler in the mind to suffer the sticks and acorns of outrageous Fall fortune, or to take arms against a sea of leaves, and by opposing end th

Follow @mental_floss on Twitter

Jason English

If you're into following people (or magazines) on Twitter, follow us! Let us know that you did and we'll follow you right back. We have quite a time over there. Pee-wee

The Late Movies: Twilight Parodies

Miss Cellania

The movie Breaking Dawn Part One opened today, and all the Twihards are probably at the theater right now, so it's probably safe to show some spoofs and parodies of the various Twilight series mo

The Quick 10: 10 Coca-Cola Beverages You Won’t Find on U.S. Shelves

Laura Turner Garrison

According to the Coca-Cola Company’s website, they currently manufacture 3500 different products in over 200 countries.

The Longest You've Waited in Line for Something

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.

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