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Morning Cup of Links: Duck Tron

Miss Cellania

Why Are Finland's Schools So Successful? “We prepare children to learn how to learn, not how to take a test.” * Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about the Rise of Shaky-Cam.

College Football Rivalry Trophies Not Deemed Unacceptable

Jason English

Image credit: iowacorn.org There will be a new new trophy awarded to the winner of this year's Iowa-Iowa State game.

Mental Breakdown: Is Virginia for Lovers?

the mag

Here's another sneak peek at the September-October issue of mental_floss magazine. Click here to get a risk-free

6 Magicians Who Died While Performing The Bullet Catch

Bill DeMain

Is it possible for a human being to catch a speeding bullet in his mouth? For centuries, magicians have been convincing audiences that it is.

13 Essential Talking Points for the Earthquake Enthusiast

the mag

by Jeff Fleischer A 5.9 magnitude earthquake hit Virginia earlier this afternoon and was felt up and down the east coast.

The Man Who Pressed His Luck...and Won

Chris Higgins

In 1984, ice cream truck driver Michael Larson set a record by winning $110,237 (a combined total of cash and non-cash prizes) in one appearance on the game show Press Your Luck -- and he did it by ga

10 Unusual Restaurants Found Around the World

David K. Israel

When I was growing up in suburban New Jersey, the most unusual thing about any of the restaurants within a 10-mile radius of my neighborhood was that one of them had a free gumball machine in the entr

10 Mind-Blowing Art Quilts

Miss Cellania

The art of quilting grew out of the very practical activity of making warm bed covers, often out of recycled fabrics.

Brain Game: Kim S. Tree

The second day of the workweek brings with it Tuesday Test Time here at the mentalfloss.com Brain Game.

Morning Cup of Links: Ogre-Fart Chilis

Miss Cellania

Benevolent Maize and Ogre-Fart Chilis.

Help Us Pick Our Classes

Jason English

It's an annual tradition. Well, it's an annual tradition if you don't count 2006, 2008 or 2010—but it should be an annual tradition.

Massive Box Office Draws Whose Names You Don't Know

Colin Patrick

In Hollywood, big box office returns typically give an actor immense power. By that token, Frank Welker should have more sway than Will Smith, Nicholas Cage or Harrison Ford.

Water Painting: The Beautiful Art of Ebru

Jill Harness

You probably used water colors back in school, but Ebru is nothing like the watered-down paints seen in so many elementary schools.

How Toilet Paper is Made

Chris Higgins

Aaron Cohen over at Kottke.org pointed to another awesome How It's Made clip, this time about toilet paper -- a.k.a.

D23 Day Three: The Force was With Us

Stacy Conradt

I was expecting the last day of D23 to be the biggest because of the Marvel presentation, but it was actually the quietest day yet. I'm sorry to say, comic book geeks, nothing earth-shattering

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