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11 Great Zoo Posters Created for the WPA

Jill Harness

During the Great Depression, the Works Progress Administration was established to help put Americans back to work.

Brain Game: Spice Up Your Life

I heard "Spice Up Your Life" over the PA at a store recently, and even though I don't know the song well, it's been stuck in my head ever since. So what do I do to get rid of it?

Morning Cup of Links: Taco Crimes

Miss Cellania

Mitt Romney won the New Hampshire Primary, but does that mean everyone else goes home? Read several opinions on what comes next. * The 30 Best Taco-Related Crimes Ever.

History's 11 Most Important Lists

Oliver Noble

Good morning! It's the 11th of the month, which means we've got lots of '11 lists' for your reading enjoyment.

The Geopolitical Babushka Doll

Dan Lewis

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

The Late Movies: 6 Awesome K'Nex Creations

Erica Palan

Did you know that the original idea for K'Nex came from a guy playing with drinking straws at a wedding?

The Comedic Guide to Surviving the Mayan Apocalypse

Colin Patrick

It seems that people can’t get enough of “The End is Near!” panic.

John Lennon Was a Crazy Cat Lady

Eddie Deezen

John Lennon was crazy about cats. Over the years, he owned several, plus a few dogs.

12 Heroic U.S. Military Chaplains

Miss Cellania

After I posted 8 Heroic U.S.

This Tetris Video Will Stress You Out

Chris Higgins

In this eight-minute video, Tetris master Matt Buco maxes out NES Tetris -- achieving 999,999 points.

The ABCs of Proofreading

David K. Israel

One of my favorite tumblrs, tweeters and Instagrammers, lunchyprices, spotted the below typo on her TV screen recently and had the wherewithal to capture it quick. Apparently, an entire ad agency depa

Lectures for a New Year: God, the Universe, and Everything Else

Chris Higgins

Ready for a spectacular late-80s treat? Here we have Carl Sagan, Stephen Hawking, and Arthur C.

Brain Game: Mars Attacks!

Sweet! It's Tuesday Test Time once again here at the mentalfloss.com Brain Game, so let's get right to it. Good luck: M&M milk chocolate candies (a.k.a.

Morning Cup of Links: Book Party!

Miss Cellania

Anti-zombie presidential candidate ‘Vermin Supreme’ needs our support. After all, if he wins, everyone gets a pony! * How No Child Left Behind Corrupted Education.

How a Photographer Directs His Insect "Models"

Jill Harness

There are plenty of great creatures photographers out there, and many who specialize in close ups of the smaller creatures wandering the Earth.

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