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Name That Tune: What's the Song That Clock Chimes Play?

Matt Soniak

Readers Meg, Wayne, and Rajiv all wrote in to ask about the tune that clock chimes typically play. What’s it called? Where did it come from? How’d it get so popular?

Whiskey Business: The Many Myths of Jack Daniel

the mag

by Eric Furman In Lynchburg, Tennessee, tales of Jack Daniel are taller than Paul Bunyan on a step stool. The question is, are any of them

Brain Game: A Cup of Ambition

Today is 9/5, so we incorporated those numbers into today's today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Wednesday Wordplay challenge.

Morning Cup of Links: Fun with Subtitles

Miss Cellania

McDonald’s Goes Vegetarian in India.

If Classic Art Conformed to Modern Beauty Standards

Jill Harness

These days, women portrayed in popular media tend to be thin with medium or large breasts.

7 Teenagers Who Were Elected Mayor

Danny Groner

You might have to be 35 to run for president, but you can become mayor of a town much, much sooner.

The Late Movies: 7 Drastically Different Covers of "Single Ladies"

Erica Palan

Superstar Beyonce Knowles turns 31 today.

The 5pm Quiz: Lit Slits (Presidential Memoirs)

Eric Johnson

It's time for another edition of Lit Slits, where we test your knowledge of books people like to tell everyone they've read. This edition quizzes you on presidential memoirs.

Why Does Bad Weather Aggravate Old Injuries?

Matt Soniak

Reader Jen wrote in to ask, “Why do old injuries ache during crummy

The Missing Links: Murray and the Magician

Colin Patrick

Life at the DNC Take a look at the fantastic shots compiled by LIFE at the Democratic National Convention over a handful of decades.

One Man's Face, 12.5 Years

Chris Higgins

Photographer Noah Kalina has been taking a picture of himself every day since January 11, 2000. He's so dedicated to his "Everyday" project that he made an app for it.

17 Euphemisms for Sex From the 1800s

Adrienne Crezo

While shoe-horning these into conversation today might prove difficult, these 17 synonyms for sex were used often enough in 19th-century England to earn a place in the 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar To

15 Third-Party Presidential Candidates

Miss Cellania

You don't have to read mental_floss to know that President Obama is running for re-election on the Democratic ticket and that Mitt Romney is opposing him on the Republican ticket.

And Now for Some Geeky Weather Humor

Jason English

If you're squinting and still can't make that out, it says, "Kirk is not expected to live long and prosper." Thanks to Michael Fusion for bringing this to our

5 Things to Remember About Teachers for Back to School

Kathy Benjamin

Earlier this year you may have heard about a “War on Teachers,” where discussions of how little teachers work compared to how much they're paid got a lot of play in the media.