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The Weekend Links: Sunday Edition

Allison Keene

Around 1959 in Notting Hill Tube Station, the passageways to the lift were sealed off for improvements.

Last Week's Most Popular Stories

Jason English

In case you weren't obsessively refreshing mentalfloss.com all week, here's what you

The Weekend Links: Saturday Edition

Allison Keene

From Jan I bring you your newest fascination: Cooking with Dog is a bizarre Japanese cooking show "˜hosted' by Francis—a seemingly sedated, tear-stained poodle who kindly translate

Win a mental_floss t-shirt!

Jason English

Take today’s a Google a day challenge! Once you’ve gotten the answer, e-mail me the name of the actor who most frequently played today’s answer on Saturday Night Live.

The Late Movies: Japanese Game Shows

Miss Cellania

In the US, there are game shows and there are variety shows. In Japan, the two are often blurred, as the goal is entertaining the audience more than winning a competition.

What's the Deal With the Black Box?

Matt Soniak

I have spent my life on Mars, in a cave, with my fingers in my ears. What, pray tell, is a flight

David Byrne on How Architecture and Music Interact

Chris Higgins

Here's a bit of nerdy awesomeness for your Friday afternoon: David Byrne (of Talking Heads) gives a TED Talk about how different rooms (performance venues) affect music.

Borneo's Wildest New Wildlife

Jill Harness

Borneo is the world's third-largest island and its biodiversity is so amazing that Adam Tomasek, the environmentalist leader of WWF's team for Heart of Borneo region, estimates that "o

Your Company's Strangest Rules and Regulations

Jason English

Every Friday, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else's reply, whatever you want. Very casual.

Making Pasta in Kabul

Ransom Riggs

You may remember friend-of-the-site Afghanistan Sam, an American expat living in Kabul whose guest-blog from a few years back about how to buy, butcher, and spit-roast a sheep for one's girlfrien

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Police Chase Elephant Through Zurich Swiss police are not accustomed to a chase scene like this. An elephant named Sabu led them on a chase through the financial district of Zurich last weekend.

Brain Game: Ridin' the Sauce

Even though today's Word Ladder entries have two letters in common, the link wasn't an easy one to make (for me, anyway).

Morning Cup of Links: Origami Hang Glider

Miss Cellania

If real-life high school students did what the kids on the TV show Glee do, they could be liable for millions of dollars in fines. But the show will not address the issue at all.

Moving Billboards: A Brief History of NASCAR Advertising"¨

Scott Allen

When Bill France Sr. founded NASCAR in 1948, the sport's handful of sponsors were almost exclusively local businesses. Today, organizations and companies from Aaron's Inc.

The Late Movies: The World Cup!

Mark Arminio

The World Cup kicks off tomorrow, with the host country South Africa taking on Mexico.

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