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The World's Most Disgusting Flower

Jill Harness

We tend to think of flowers as beautiful things with a lovely scent, but not all flowers comply to these standards. Take, for example, the Hydnora africana, which smells like dung.

Why America's Top Colleges Offer Free Classes Online

The Week

Elite universities are throwing open their classrooms’ doors to anyone with an Internet connection—for

Weekend Links: Fireworks Pictures You Actually Want To See

Allison Keene

A dispatch from the Walker Art Center's Internet Cat Video Festival. * Have something to say? Write your future self a letter (well, an email).

Slo-Mo Water Balloons

Chris Higgins

It's Saturday. It's hot. Let's pop some water balloons in slow motion, shall we? Water Balloon vs.

Our Top 16 Stories of August 2012

Jason English

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

The Late Movies: Sid and Marty Krofft

Miss Cellania

Somewhere along the line, Sid and Marty Krofft became synonymous with weird kids' TV. Let's take a look at their wondrous imaginary worlds.

The Missing Links: Baby Diets Have Changed a Lot Since the '50s

Colin Patrick

A Nice Cool Bottle of 7UP.

Music History #6: "American Pie"

Bill DeMain

"American Pie” Written and performed by Don

Why Do Moths Eat Clothes?

Matt Soniak

They don’t, technically.

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Ned Kelly's Head Possibly Found The remains of famed Australian outlaw Ned Kelly were identified from a mass prison grave and returned to his family earlier this moth, with the exception of his

Brain Game: Jennifer

Say "hi" to Jennifer, whose likes and dislikes will help you solve today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Free-for-all Friday challenge.

Morning Cup of Links: Celebrity DUIs

Miss Cellania

Joss Whedon is developing a live-action Marvel super hero TV series called S.H.I.E.L.D.

Why Can’t You Wear White After Labor Day?

Kathy Benjamin

The unofficial fashion rule can be traced back to some snobby millionaires over 100 years ago.

The Tablecloth That Looks Better With Spills

Jill Harness

For those who have accepted spills and stains as a part of daily life, designer Kristine Bjaadal's tablecloth concept could be a lifesaver.

The Late Movies: Guess The Theme 68

Mark Arminio

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