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Brain Game: Math Square #80

The three Ms for today are mental_floss, Monday, and Math Square. Enjoy! The nine white squares inside the main red grid should be filled with the digits 1 through 9.

The Number of the Day: 10,000

Colin Patrick

Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos is currently working with a team to place a 10,000-year clock within a remote Texas mountain.

Morning Cup of Links: Radiana and Rocketeer

Miss Cellania

The responsibility of research: the dual use dilemma. That's the possibility that your greatest accomplishment could eventually be used for nefarious purposes.

The Lyrebird Is a Bit of a Liar Bird

Jill Harness

Please play the following video with your eyes closed and try to imagine what kind of city scene is occurring amidst the noise: Now, go ahead and watch the actual video, keeping in mind that it

Bob Uecker: Pro Wrestling Icon

Colin Patrick

While doing costume research for my best friend’s Major League-themed birthday party (he’s a disgustingly huge Cleveland Indians fan), I learned something I didn't know about Bob Uecker.

Now You Know

Stacy Conradt

In the 1970s, Mattel sold a doll called “Growing Up Skipper.” Her breasts grew when her arm was turned. More from mental_floss… Where Do Baby Carrots Come From? * Would a Dingo Really Eat Your

What Do You Call Sprinkles?

Jason English

Simple question: What word do you use for the tiny, sugary bits you'd find atop ice cream?

Weekend Links: Bizarre Musical Instruments

Allison Keene

These links have involved a fair amount of cosmos appreciation this week, but can I be blamed when there are these sort of jaw-dropping pictures of the Sun out there? * If you're looking for so

Last Week's Most Popular Stories

Jason English

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

Weekend Links: Wherein a Black Hole Eats a Star

Allison Keene

This is probably the closest thing to an "awww kitteh" link you'll ever get from me (not because I don't love them, but I try to hold myself to some kind of standard!): Introducing

How Did You Know? – Day 4 Level 3/Bonus Round

David K. Israel

YES! You can play this challenge/contest without knowing a thing about the weekly hunt! It's sort of a one-off - a stand-alone if you will.

The Late Movies: Sesame Street International Part 3

Miss Cellania

Have you ever wondered how Sesame Street looks to people in countries other than the US? Thanks to the world wide web, we can get a glimpse.

A Very Tiny Dollhouse with Very Big Treasures

Stacy Conradt

I hate dolls. They just creep me out. But, as I’ve mentioned before on the _floss, I have a bizarre fascination with dollhouses. I’m in good company, though.

neatorama presents: HDYK? – {day 4}

David K. Israel

Please note that Day 5 will appear on Tuesday next week, not

The Quick 10: Itsy-Bitsy, Teeny-Weeny Trivia About Bikinis

Haley Sweetland Edwards

1. The oldest documented bikinis—haute, bandeau-style little numbers—show up in a 1,700 year old Roman mosaic entitled Chamber of the Ten Maidens.

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