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Your Mom Is So Old the Babylonians Made Fun of Her

Colin Patrick

Some things are just purely human, it would appear.

This Snake Can Send You Back Through Puberty

Jill Harness

A lot of people are afraid of snakes and the fear makes total sense, even if most snake bites aren't lethal. As it turns out, they can actually send you back in time.

Feline Physics: Why Cats Can Survive Falls From Great Heights

Bill DeMain

Cat image via Shutterstock The other night, I watched a YouTube video featuring a woman standing on her bed, holding a cat upside down by its feet, then repeatedly dropping the cat onto the mattres

Don't Know Jack? Meet Howard Cogan!

David K. Israel

Chances are, if you live within radio frequency range of most any major city in the U.S. or Canada, you DO know Jack. But you probably don't know much about the man behind the voice of Jack...

Brain Game: Math Square #108

Monday Monday, so good to me... Enjoy a new Monday Math Square for today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game.

Morning Cup of Links: Five Fast Years

Miss Cellania

Nancy Brinker, founder of the Susan G.

Instant Replay: Live-Tweeting the Super Bowl

Jason English

Last month, Colin Perkins had the idea that we should live-tweet the Super Bowl, in the spirit of Pop Up Video.

Weekend Links: Legos In Space

Allison Keene

"In honor of Kristen Bell’s now infamous 31st birthday sloth meltdown, here are 31 pictures of sloths chillin’." This link is dedicated to my sloth-loving friend David E.

Last Week's Most Popular Stories

Jason English

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

The Upside-Down Illustrations of Peter Newell

David K. Israel

Peter Newell's work was very popular at the end of the 19th century, appearing in children's books like Topsys and Turvys, a collection of poems and images that can be viewed upside-down or

A Brief History of the Super Bowl Coin Toss

Scott Allen

If the ceremonial coin toss before Sunday’s Super Bowl turns up heads, everyone enrolled in the Papa John’s customer loyalty program will win a free large one-topping pizza and a two-liter bottle of P

A Brief History of the Super Bowl Broadcast

Scott Allen

© Anthony J. Causi/Icon SMI/Corbis Sunday will mark the 17th time that NBC has broadcast the Super Bowl, tying it with CBS for the most in NFL history.

The True Story of Apple's "1984" Ad's First Broadcast...Before the Super Bowl

Chris Higgins

Setting the Record Straight Last Monday I ran a story on how Apple's "1984" Super Bowl ad was almost canceled.

Weekend Links: Ewe shall not baaaass

Allison Keene

This Shakespearean retelling of the Three Little Pigs is a must-watch (thanks to my friend Chandler for this link!) This is probably the most high-brow comedy I've experienced in a long time. *

27 Buildings Shaped Like Food That's Sold There

Andréa Fernandes

In 2010, Ethan Trex gave us a great list of buildings shaped like what they sell... but there are way more than just 10 buildings shaped like what they sell, so today we're back with more!

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