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7 Giant Fences Dividing Good Neighbors

Haley Sweetland Edwards

The existing 650-mile fence along the U.S.-Mexican border has been a hot political topic in the States for the last few years, and with the Republican primary campaign in full swing, it’s making headl

50 Fun Examples of Forced Perspective

Jill Harness

Forced perspective is a photography trick that involves placing two or more objects or people at different distances so when the picture comes out, it looks like one of them is a drastically different

Brain Game: Short Spell #4

Today, a brand new Short Spell challenge for Think Thursday here at the mentalfloss.com Brain Game. Good luck! ONE of the five words in the following list is misspelled.

Morning Cup of Links: Hitler's Fake Passport

Brian Abrams

An Alaskan outdoorsman invented a pistol flamethrower that, he claims, is a big help for starting campfires. Ever heard of a match?

11 Sculptures Made From Books

David K. Israel

Atlanta artist Brian Dettmer studied at Columbia College in Chicago before latching on to his calling: turning old books, yellow pages, periodicals, etc. into fascinating sculptures.

The Late Movies: Guy on a Buffalo

Chris Higgins

Sometimes dumb internet videos transcend their dumbness and become truly wonderful.

Phone Powered by Insects

David K. Israel

Here we have an adorable video of some bugs powering a smartphone. That is

19 Banana Facts to Celebrate Our New Office Eel (Whose Name Is Banana, So It Makes Sense)

Mangesh & Jason

We came into the New York office this morning and had a new pet! Meet Banana, the office eel. 1.

Tonight: "Prophets of Science Fiction" Starts

Chris Higgins

Set your DVRs for "Prophets of Science Fiction" starting tonight (November 9, 2011) at 10pm EST/PST on The Science Channel. Tonight the Science Channel debuts a new series about science f

Brain Game: Nov

Wednesday Wordplay is the challenge for today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game.

Morning Cup of Links: The $30 Lightsaber

Brian Abrams

Scotland's Joanna Montgomery has designed a pillow set that creates "an intimate interaction between two lovers, regardless of the distance between them." * The hands-down coolest par

Mental Floss on Google Plus

Jason English

Another place that we're now lurking: you can follow mental_floss on Google+. I can't tell you exactly what will happen there. We'll figure it out as we

Best Corporate Mascot Ever: Petey P Cup

Stacy Conradt

On his Facebook page, Petey P Cup ponders, “Do you ever ask yourself questions like: What if I'm the best mascot

9 Things Everyone Should Know About North Dakota

Mark Juddery

Everyone gives North Dakota a hard time. Well, some people in Montana and South Dakota do. People in states farther away can’t name a single thing about it.

The Last Five Members of the Akuntsu Tribe

Dan Lewis

Dan Lewis runs the popular daily newsletter Now I Know (“Learn Something New Every Day, By Email”).

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