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5 Things You Didn't Know About Katharine Graham

Ethan Trex

Katharine Graham helmed The Washington Post from the 1960s through 1991, and under her steady, resolute leadership the paper was able to break huge stories like the Nixon White House's cover-up o

Humor for Math Nerds: Look Around You

Ransom Riggs

Look Around You is a British TV show, and my favorite kind of comedy -- a parody so subtle that it takes a few minutes and a sharp eye to realize it's not the real thing.

Now Brewing: Roadkill Beer

Colin Patrick

A brewery in Scotland has begun brewing what they claim is the world's most potent beer. You'd think that would be enough of a marketing hook right there.

What Was Your Stupidest Injury?

Jason English

Every Friday, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else's reply, whatever you want. Very casual.

Brain Game: The Big Eight

Happy Friday! We'll be working this weekend, putting the final touches on the next issue of mental_floss magazine, which you'll receive (because you subscribe, right?) in a few weeks.

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Cargo Ship Turned Away Due to Spiders The cargo ship M.V. Altavia began to offload cargo in the U.S. territory of Guam when thousands of spiders of different species emerged from the cargo.

The Number of the Day: 3.5

Will Treece

A newborn panda weighs approximately 3.5 ounces. Related Fact: This is about 1/900 of its mother's weight. [Source: The Encyclopedia of Mammals. See previous Numbers of the Day

Morning Cup of Links: Protesting Robots

Miss Cellania

Wear a Pink Sari and Carry a Big Stick. Women in India are forming gangs to stand up for women's rights, and their vigilante justice is working where peaceful politics never could.

The Late Movies: Soldiers Rocking Out

Mark Arminio

While busy defending freedom, some men and women in the armed forces have still found time to share a few videos with the world, thanks to the magic of YouTube.

The Quick 10: 10 Retired The Price is Right Games

Stacy Conradt

I admit it"¦ since I've been on maternity leave this summer, I've watched The Price is Right almost every day.

True Crime: Murder on an Arctic Ice Floe

Kara Kovalchik

Hypothetical situation: seven castaways have been living on an uncharted island in the Pacific for 15 years after a shipwreck.

Epic Musical Mashup

Chris Higgins

This is truly beautiful.

Scenes From the Duct Tape Festival

Amy Preneta

According to its website, the Avon Heritage Duct Tape Festival "celebrates duct tape, its enthusiasts and its wacky and fun uses." The festival takes place in the Duct Tape Capital of the Wo

Google Changes Image Search

David K. Israel

I search stuff out on Google dozens of times a day. In fact, I probably spend more time sifting through Google search results each day than I do eating. It's that much a part of my day-to-day.

Oh, the Places Your Ashes Will Go!

Ethan Trex

Want to be cremated, but worry that your ashes will just end up buried in a cemetery or sitting in some boring urn? Fear not! Have a look at these 10 bizarre places that ashes have gone. 1.

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