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Can a Foil Hat Keep People (or Aliens) From Reading Your Thoughts?

Matt Soniak

Let’s say that the conspiracy theorists are right...

Weekend Links: The Dark Side of Facebook Memes

Allison Keene

From @b_wildered on Twitter (follow him for all kinds of bizarre and often hilarious things, although this one is quite haunting and beautiful): all the Earth’s traffic — road, air, and ship - are fea

7 Downsides to Being Left-Handed

Kathy Benjamin

The world has been out to get lefties for thousands of years.

The Late Movies: A Cappella Goes Pop

Miss Cellania

Just because you are singing barbershop quartet-style doesn't mean you have do "Sweet Adeline." Pop music, rock music, and modern tunes will do nicely. Sweet Child o' Mine Th

How Do You Get Your Local News?

Jason English

On Fridays, 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.

Everywhere a Sign: A Brief History of International Symbols

Rob Lammle

Restroom sign via Shutterstock You see them every day when you go to the restroom, cross the street, or look at a map.

Watch 56 Episodes of "Star Trek" Simultaneously

Chris Higgins

Got fifty minutes to spare? Okay, how about an unbelievable reservoir of tolerance for cacophony and 60s color schemes? Perfect.

15 Vintage Photos of Libraries

Jill Harness

Here are some old photos of librarians showing both the diversity of their duties and the diversity of the workers themselves.

5 Legendary Keyboards (and the Songs They Made Famous)

David K. Israel

[This post was originally published on August 4th, 2008] These days, there's no distinguishing one keyboard from the next because all they really do is act as computer trigger devices.

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Eternal Flame Extinguished Due to Unpaid Gas Bill The former Soviet Republic of Kyrgyzstan has a memorial to fallen soldiers of World War II in the capital city of Bishkek, which features an "et

Brain Game: Stub Love

Let's face it; the weekend just won't arrive if we don't fly a new mentalfloss.com Brain Game Free-for-all Friday challenge up the proverbial flagpole.

Morning Cup of Links: Look Into Neverland

Miss Cellania

Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch went into foreclosure a few years ago, and was sold off in pieces.

The Late Movies: Guess The Theme 51

Mark Arminio

It's Thursday, it's late and it's time once again for the game that's sweeping the nation: GUESS THE THEME! All the clips below have something in common.

The Craziest Hall & Oates Video Ever

Chris Higgins

Sometimes there's a music video that changes everything -- a video that makes your bad day turn good, turns your frown upside down, and confuses the everliving hell out of you.

Messing with Mother Nature: 5 Invasion Stories

Miss Cellania

Introduction of non-native species to a new environment is often done completely by accident. Anywhere people travel, something unseen can be traveling along, too.

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