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The Number of the Day: 27

Will Treece

Dr.

Brain Game: Seven Times

By changing one letter at a time to form different English words, and leaving all other letters in their original positions, convert SEVEN into TIMES in the fewest number of steps possible.

Morning Cup of Links: Eyeborg, the Bionic Eye

Miss Cellania

The 2010 Bulwer-Lytton awards for bad fiction have been bestowed.

At the Libraries: Your Weekly Round-Up

Miss Kathleen

Every Wednesday, Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of things happening at libraries across the country. If there's something fun going on in your local library this week, leave us a

The Late Movies: ANTS!!!

Chris Higgins

For your viewing pleasure, I've rounded up some awesome videos of ants in captivity.

How Did You Know? "“ Day 2 Level 3/Bonus Round!

David K. Israel

Solve the following puzzle and you may win your pick of anything you want from the neatoshop (valued under $25).

The First Computer Programmer: Ada Lovelace

Chris Higgins

Ada Lovelace, daughter of the poet Lord Byron and the Countess of Lovelace, is considered the first computer programmer, despite having died in 1852 -- long before computers were actually built.

The Quick 10: Top 10 Baby Boy Names of the 1880s

Stacy Conradt

As you guys are reading this, I'm out on maternity leave.  But as I write this, I'm really about three weeks away from having a baby.  So you can imagine that my life is revolving around w

Where Antimatter Still Exists

Mangesh & Jason

Our new issue is on newsstands and in mailboxes (or beach bags or bathrooms or wherever it is you do your _flossing).

Phil Jackson: The Lubricating Oil

Bud Shaw

Phil Jackson never saw a movie until his senior year in high school. TV? His family didn't own one. Dancing? Not allowed.

Two Minnesota Dogs Review Our Magazine

Jason English

Not sure if this means Petey and Meria loved mental_floss magazine or despised

Neatorama presents: HDYK? "“ {day 2}

David K. Israel

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

Dietribes: Popsicles

Allison Keene

"¢Â Like Band-Aids and Kleenex, Popsicle is a brand whose name we probably all substitute to mean any frozen treat on a stick.

The Stories Behind 15 Celebrity Stage Names

Ethan Trex

It's hard to overestimate the importance of having a solid, memorable name on a show business or literary career, so if you're born with a dud moniker, it might not hurt to change it.

Revenge Is Best Served on the Internet

Jill Harness

I don't know about you, but when I get a traffic ticket, I either grumble and pay it or go to court to fight it. Bluff City, TN resident Brian McCrary decided to go another direction.

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