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Jason English

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

Weekend Links: Can You Build a Human Body?

Allison Keene

Robot Revolution / Cylon update: under the category of bionics / Dr Frankenstein, "Can you build a human body?" * An addicting little game that you should be able to figure out most of the

101 Masterpieces: Marvin Gaye’s What’s Going On

Bill DeMain the mag

He Wanted to Better Understand Hanging, So He Hanged Himself 12 Times

Matt Soniak

Gallows image via Shutterstock Hanging is a pretty simple way to kill someone.

6 Times The Onion Had People Completely Fooled

Kathy Benjamin

Every now and then those misunderstandings have real world consequences.

Weekend Links: Any Way the Wind Blows

Allison Keene

From my friend Dekalb, a very exciting link for weather nerds like me: a wind map of the U.S. Check out some of the gallery pictures as well, I think they're beautiful!

24 Vintage Pictures of Doctors At Work

Jill Harness

In honor of National Doctor’s Day, here’s a look at all the ways the job has changed—but mostly stayed the same.

The Late Movies: Arresting Music

Miss Cellania

A video showing a fellow who had been arrested, took the internet by storm today.

At the Libraries: Cheating at Where's Waldo?

Miss Kathleen

Each week Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books.

What Would You Do With $540 Million?

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.

Explaining E=mc² Using a Radioactive Space Cat

Chris Higgins

I'm no scientician, but I'm vaguely aware of this one formula, E=mc². Apparently it's a big deal.

12 Nerdy Tables

David K. Israel

Here we have tables and coffee tables made with LEGOs, D&D, Star Wars, and all the usual nerd-brands in mind.

A Little Bit of Lotto History (Including Thomas Jefferson's Take on Lotteries)

Floss books

EPA/ERIK S. LESSER /LANDOV Tonight's Mega Millions jackpot is up over $500 million—the biggest lottery prize ever.

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Bear Saves Man from Mountain Lion Robert Biggs was hiking in Bean Soup Flats, California, on Monday morning when he had a close encounter with Mother Nature.

In the Lab With the World's Leading Laugh Scientist

the mag

This article originally appeared in the March-April issue of mental_floss magazine. If you'd like this kind of thing mailed to your house, get a free issue! by Judy

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