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5 Beloved Ethnic Foods Invented for Americans

Cole Gamble

Many of those beloved “ethnic foods” Americans crave so much—Mexican, Chinese, Italian—were actually invented or popularized in the good old USA. 1. General Tso’s

After Elections in Delaware, Politicians Literally Bury Hatchets

Jason Plautz

Image credit: A Chesapeake Journal As the election season kicks into gear and all that negative rhetoric hits the airwaves, it's worth remembering that politics isn't always so nasty.

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Arrested for Drunk Driving a Wheelchair Raymound Kulma of Utica, Michigan, was pulled over by police while cruising in a motorized wheelchair.

Brain Game: Angels in the Outfield

Today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Free-for-all Friday challenge winds up, and here's the pitch: June likes Major League Baseball, but she only roots for certain teams.

Morning Cup of Links: Venus Up Close

Miss Cellania

A group of teenagers went out to the desert where they were filming Return of the Jedi and shot some film footage of what they saw.

The Late Movies: Guess The Theme 57

Mark Arminio

Welcome back to the game that never ends _flossers: GUESS THE THEME! All the clips below have something in common.

World War I Centennial: Mounting Machine Guns on Airplanes

Erik Sass

Installment #20: Of all the new weapons systems coming on line in the years leading up to the Great War, the newest – and most open-ended – was the airplane.

The Missing Links: Good Job, Good Effort, Internet!

Colin Patrick

Ray Bradbury’s Most Memorable & Insightful Quotes Presented by The Guardian in random fashion.

At the Libraries: BEA Buzz

Miss Kathleen

Each week Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books. If there’s something noteworthy going on in your local library, leave us a

How Do We Create, Define, and Search for Life?

Chris Higgins

Christoph Adami makes "artificial life," effectively self-replicating computer programs. If you've heard of Tierra*, that's the kind of thing Adami does.

18 Fabulous Photos of Famous Flappers

Miss Cellania

This post was planned long ago as a followup to The Rise of the Flapper, which looked at some of the reasons for the iconic lifestyle many young women adopted in the 1920s.

Awkward Family Photos Contest: Day 3

Andréa Fernandes

We're so excited to have the Awkward Family Photos Game in our store that we've partnered with FamilyAndPartyGames.com to run a contest to give away copies of the game! Each day, we're

Deaf Babies Hearing for the First Time

Erica Palan

Late last week, a YouTube video of Cooper, a child who had been born deaf and received a cochlear implant to allow him to hear, blew up the Internet.

Brain Game: Mr. President

Today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Think Thursday challenge asks you to name eight specific presidents, but that shouldn't be as difficult as it sounds.

Morning Cup of Links: Shin-Kicking

Miss Cellania

Fantasy writer Ray Bradbury is remembered for teaching a generation of readers how to dream.

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