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Operation Barbarossa: The Biggest Military Adventure in History

Erik Sass

June 22nd marks the 70th anniversary of Operation Barbarossa, Nazi Germany’s invasion of the Soviet Union -- the biggest military adventure in history, which led directly to the downfall of Adolf Hitl

neatorama presents: HDYK? – {day 1}

David K. Israel

It's an all-new 5-day trivia hunt! Co-puzzle Master Josh Halbur and I bring you the next How Did You Know?

10 Gorilla Guys

Miss Cellania

Hollywood loves gorillas. They are mysterious and scary, yet close enough to human for an actor to play one.

Brain Game: But Not Shine or Giant

A short and sweet question makes up today's Tuesday Test Time.

Morning Cup of Links: Summer Solstice

Miss Cellania

Why Seeing (The Unexpected) Is Often Not Believing. An ongoing experiment in inattentional blindness sheds light on a case of police brutality.

Why the Red Telephone Box was Almost Silver and Other Facts About the K6

Stacy Conradt

Though they’re not as numerous as they once were, the red telephone box is one of a handful of images that instantly conjures up visions of England. But it wasn’t always such an icon. The

The Late Movies: Cartoon Voice Actors

Colin Patrick

The cast of Toy Story 3 in the

Mo Willems and The State

Ethan Trex

Parents probably recognize Mo Willems as the animator and writer behind the award-winning Pigeon series of books.

Armed Guards for Rhinos

Jill Harness

The Southern white rhino is so rare these days that in the African nature parks where they live, each animal is assigned its own armed guard to protect it against poachers.

Fred Armisen's Touching, Funny Graduation Speech

Chris Higgins

About a week ago, Saturday Night Live and Portlandia star Fred Armisen gave the commencement address at Oregon Episcopal High School.

New Study Claims Men Are Funnier Than Women

Ransom Riggs

This is sure to be controversial, but a study by psychologists and anthropologists from the University of New Mexico finds that "Humor ability reveals intelligence, predicts mating success, and i

Whatever Happened to Play?

Jason Plautz

When browsing Bill Simmons’ new long-form sports site, Grantland, I found myself wondering two things. First, what is a “Grantland”? And second, didn’t the New York Times try this

Winnie Ille Pu: The Latin Versions of 10 Modern Stories

Andréa Fernandes

Despite its status as a "dead" language, pretty much anything can be translated into Latin. Here are 10 modern classics that might make Latin class more fun. 1. Winnie the

Brain Game: Math Square #79

It's Monday Math Square time once again, so give today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game your best.

Morning Cup of Links: The Ancient Celebrity

Miss Cellania

The Search for Cleopatra.

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