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Yes, Virginia, There is a Punky Brewster

Stacy Conradt

Imagine getting a phone call out of the blue, informing you that someone you barely recalled had named a television character after you and wanted to give you royalties. Nice, right?

The Late Movies: Songs About Girls Named Jenny

Erica Palan

Based on a reader suggestion—after Songs About Guys Named Johnny and the readers' choice version—we've got a quick round-up of songs about girls named Jenny. Did we leave off your favorite?

A Multiple Emmy Winner Pitching Toasted Subs

Colin Patrick

Jim Parsons, who plays the uber-awkward brainiac Sheldon Cooper on The Big Bang Theory, won his second Emmy Sunday night.

Strange Geographies: Beautiful, Alien Iceland

Ransom Riggs

Iceland is a landscape that's still being born.

8 Strange Sea Creatures

Miss Cellania

With new species being discovered all the time, there seems to be no end to the strange wonders of the seas. 1. Leafy Sea

Neal Stephenson's Latest: REAMDE

Chris Higgins

It takes guts to title your blockbuster novel using an intentional misspelling.

Brain Game: Iowa Hurts

The mentalfloss.com Brain Game continues on its mission to get your noggin in gear each weekday with a new Tuesday Test Time challenge. Enjoy! For each entry below, only ONE U.S.

Morning Cup of Links: Selleck's Mustache

Miss Cellania

Slate is beginning a series of articles focusing on school records for 395 students who attended the Manhattan Trade School for Girls in the 1920s.

The Late Movies: I Like Big...

Andréa Fernandes

Sir Mix-a-Lot's 1992 single "Baby Got Back" became a #1 hit, but not without causing a fair bit of controversy for its overtly sexual content.

Do Bees Really Die After They Sting You?

David K. Israel

Short answer for the overwhelmed readers with little time on their hands: Yes, some do. Longer answer: The process of stinging and dying is called autotomizing and only various honey bees ar

Netflix Splits DVD & Streaming Businesses

Chris Higgins

Something pretty remarkable happened this morning: I, and zillions of other Netflix subscribers, received an email from Netflix CEO Reed Hastings.

8 Amazing Automatons & the Minds Behind Them

Rob Lammle

Since the Greeks first told the myth of Pygmalion, who wished the statue he loved would come to life, it seems man has been trying to build a perfect replica of himself.

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Andréa Fernandes

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The First Time a TV Show Addressed the Death of a Character

Eddie Deezen

Tonight, the popular TV series Two and a Half Men will deal with the death of the show's lead character, Charlie Harper, played by Charlie Sheen (as if you didn't know). The notorious but

Brain Game: Math Square #90

As promised, today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game is comprised of 100% Monday Math Square.

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