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10 Not-So-Famous People We Lost in 2011

Mark Juddery

sarah2 / Shutterstock.com It has been a solemn year for famous deaths, with tributes to those who achieved several decades of greatness (Dame Elizabeth Taylor), those who died before their time (Am

The Late Movies: Guess The Theme 33

Mark Arminio

It's Thursday, it's late and it's movie time! As always, your Thursday late movies are a series of clips with something in common. Can you figure out the theme?

11 Children's Drawings Re-imagined

David K. Israel

Dave Devries needs to be inducted into the _floss Hall of Fame, like, now! Well, after we create the _floss Hall of Fame. Then he does. Why?

Brain Game: Hit Me

The answer to today's Think Thursday challenge at the mentalfloss.com Brain Game is... well... in the cards.

Morning Cup of Links: The Spielberg Face

Miss Cellania

A company that contracts for the Pentagon to feed soldiers in Afghanistan was caught overbilling millions for unauthorized and nonexistent supplies.

Secret Santa: Stranger Covers Christmas Layaways

Jill Harness

We always hear about the nightmares of Black Friday, but people rarely talk about the kindness of strangers during the holiday season.

The Club with More U.S. Presidents than Skull and Bones

Stacy Conradt

Do you believe Friday the 13th is unlucky? Refuse to sleep in a hotel room on the 13th floor? Scorn baker’s dozens because they might be

The Late Movies: Early Stand-up Performances of 15 Big Stars

Colin Patrick

Tonight's edition of The Late Movies offers up a smorgasbord of stand-up comedians from their much younger and lesser-known days.

At the Libraries: Forgotten Bookmarks

Miss Kathleen

Each week Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books. If there’s something noteworthy going on in your local library, leave us a

19 Amazing Video Game Cakes

Jill Harness

Serious gamers know just how time-consuming gaming is, often making it difficult to do anything besides working (only to buy more games) and playing the games themselves.

12 Luminous Shadow Artworks

David K. Israel

I'm a big fan of shadow art, especially the ones where piles of trash have been assembled just so to produce something entirely different on a wall.

Dietribes: Peppermint

Allison Keene

• Peppermint has long been used as a natural supplement to aid in soothing symptoms or getting rid of "the common cold, cough, inflammation of the mouth and throat, sinus infections, and respirat

Why Is The Middle Finger Offensive?

David Clark

The middle finger is one of our species' oldest and most ubiquitous insulting gestures. But why is waving one of your fingers offensive?

Brain Game: A 20 Percent Incline?

A new word ladder puzzle is waiting for you as the mentalfloss.com Brain Game Wednesday Wordplay challenge.

Morning Cup of Links: Indymation

Miss Cellania

Homes and college degrees are not the path to the American dream.

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