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11 Problems Music Can Solve

Jessica Hullinger

Music can cheer you up when you're sad, make you dance like a fool, and allow you to drown out the world when you need to. But music has its scientific uses, too.

11 Amazing Under-the-Radar Sports Dynasties

Jason Plautz

You've heard all about the great Yankees teams, or the Chicago Bulls dynasty that won six championships in eight seasons. But can they top a 452-game winning streak?

11 Vintage Cookbooks (1861-1920)

Jill Harness

These days, cookbooks are all fairly similar in that they offer photos of the food and maybe a few pictures of the celebrity chefs responsible for the creations.

11 Countries Where Same-Sex Marriage is Legal

Kathy Benjamin

Eleven other countries have already legalized gay marriage. Here are their stories.

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Naked Unicyclist Charged For Distracting Drivers Joseph Glynn Farley of Clear Lake, Texas, was arrested in nearby Kemah for indecent exposure when he rode a unicycle naked on a bridge.

11 Nineteenth-Century VP Candidates Who Vaguely Resemble Famous Actors

James Hamblin

In the unlikely event someone wants to make a blockbuster movie about James Polk's vice president or the running mate of the guy who lost to Franklin Pierce, we have the perfect actors. 1.

Brain Game: Thbbft!

The mentalfloss.com Brain Game. Free-for-all Friday.

Morning Cup of Links: Mother's Day Prep

Miss Cellania

The Ten Most Famous Double Agents.

11 Weird and Wonderful Webcams

Chris Higgins

In the go-go 90s, the Internet was new and we were all excited about the potential of "webcams," a new technology allowing tiny images, almost-live, to be viewed online.

11 Obscure Regional Phrases We All Should Start Using

Haley Sweetland Edwards

Work these into conversation.

The Late Movies: Guess The Theme 53

Mark Arminio

Welcome back _flossers to the game that is sweeping the nation: GUESS THE THEME! All the clips below have something in common.

Knope-Newport and 6 Other Memorable TV Elections

Kara Kovalchik

Image credit: Knope2012.com Tonight's season finale of Parks and Recreation will feature one of the most hotly contested elections since Truman defeated Dewey.

The Missing Links: I'm So Hungry I Could Eat a Book

Colin Patrick

The 1950s Were Just Like an Incredibly Exaggerated Version of What I Imagine the 1950s Were Like The imminent threat of a face-melting nuke explosion can really jar a kid.

What Do Chickens Have to Do With Chicken Pox?

Matt Soniak

Chickens image via ShutterstockThe birds themselves? Not a whole lot. Chickens don’t even get infected by the virus — varicella zoster, a member of the herpes family — that causes the rash.

Making Your Own Disneyland Parade

Chris Higgins

Alex George is a bit of a tinkerer.

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