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Illin' Like a Villain: the Foods Most Likely to Poison You

Ransom Riggs

Every year or so I manage to give myself food poisoning, and as any of you who've ever had it can attest, it's pretty much the worst thing ever.

Morning Cup of Links: The Joy of Fruitcake

Miss Cellania

The average American wastes 1,400 kilocalories a day, which means the US wastes about 40% of its food supply.

Month in Review: November's Most Popular Stories

Jason English

Before we slip too far into December, let's recap what happened last month. In case you missed a day or two here or there, these are the top 10 stories originally posted in November: 1.

Video: How Vinyl Records are Made

Chris Higgins

Remember LPs? Well, I sure do -- over the past week I've been working on digitizing some LPs that haven't been (and perhaps never will be) released on CD.

The Quick 10: Billionaires Behaving Badly

Stacy Conradt

One of the heirs to the Johnson & Johnson fortune was arrested this week. Not for a DUI or drug charges, as the arrests of other heiresses might cause you to suspect, but for theft.

Unique and Memorable Gargoyles

Jill Harness

Gargoyles bring out a variety of emotions from their spectators.

8 U.S. Presidents With Statues Abroad

Scott Allen

Every former U.S. president has been honored with a statue in the United States, some more than others.

The Underground CAPTCHA Industry

David K. Israel

Humans can solve them, computers cannot, or so we've been led to believe.

Niche Blogs: Found Photos Edition

Miss Cellania

When I posted A Sampling of Niche Blogs last month, people responded positively and said they liked finding new blogs on very specific subjects.

Brain Game: Mister Fahrenheit

I'm generalizing here, but the longer it's been since you attended school, the harder it will be to solve today's Brain Game.

Shh! Talking About Your Goals Makes Them Less Likely to Happen

Ransom Riggs

Let's say you've just set a difficult long-term goal for yourself -- something like becoming a lawyer, going vegan or writing a 26-volume history of the Civil War.

Morning Cup of Links: Contagious Loneliness

Miss Cellania

A study of the data from the Framingham Heart Study leads researchers to believe that loneliness spreads through social networks like a virus.

The Rise & Fall of The National Sports Daily

Bud Shaw

When mental_floss asked me to write about my experience with The National Sports Daily—one of the biggest swings (and subsequently one of the biggest misses) in the history of American sport

The Late Movies: Target Women (aka, TV Commercials are Stupid)

Chris Higgins

Sarah Haskins shows ridiculous portrayals of women in TV advertising in her "Target Women" web series for Current TV. It's full of jokes. You should watch it.

The Quick 8: Eight Out-of-Place Artifacts

Stacy Conradt

Imagine being on the archaeological dig of a lifetime, searching for dinosaur bones or ancient Egyptian treasures, when you finally find something embedded in centuries-old rock or sealed in a tomb th

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