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The Weekend Links

Allison Keene

The internet is full of wonderfully weird and truly bizarre pictures (and often I feature them on the Weekend Links!), so it was only a matter of time before someone created a site that not only featu

The Late Movies: Meet the Natives

Ransom Riggs

You may remember a few posts I've done on the remote island nation of Vanuatu, where I visited back in March.

4 T-Shirt Gift Ideas + 4 Fun Facts

Jason English

There's a mental_floss t-shirt for everyone on your list—from the math enthusiast to the math averse (and people who love cheese and monkeys).

Alexander Hamilton, Now in Rap Form

Mangesh Hattikudur

Check out In the Heights lyricist and star Lin-Manuel Miranda giving props to Alexander Hamilton.

The Secrets Behind Your Favorite Toys

Tim Moodie

You know the toys. You've seen the commercials.

Thanksgiving Sale: 15% Off All Orders!

Mangesh & Jason

Get a jump start on your holiday shopping this Thanksgiving weekend in the mental_floss store.

motionbox.com presents: HDYK? - {day 4}

David K. Israel

It's an all-new 5-day trivia hunt, with an all-new set of puzzles, prizes, and now, a major sponsor! Co-puzzle Master Josh Halbur and I are thrilled to announce that How Did You Know?

motionbox.com presents: HDYK? - {day 3}

David K. Israel

It's an all-new 5-day trivia hunt, with an all-new set of puzzles, prizes, and now, a major sponsor! Co-puzzle Master Josh Halbur and I are thrilled to announce that How Did You Know?

Why Does the NFL Have a Two-Minute Warning?

Ethan Trex

The two-minute warning comes up at the end of each half in every NFL football game. Most fans take it for granted, but why does the NFL stop the clock with two minutes or so left in each half?

Conversation Starters, 140 Characters at a Time

Jason English

Looking for Thanksgiving dinner conversational fodder? Follow mental_floss on Twitter.

A Brief History of Black Friday

Ethan Trex

Forget Thanksgiving turkey, fellowship, and football; for a lot of shoppers, Black Friday is the week's truly notable holiday.

The Late Movies: The American Budget Shopping Network

Chris Higgins

Okay, this is just silly. I figured you might want to let off some steam before Thanksgiving. What follows are six American Budget Shopping Network clips.

How Much Weight Do People Gain on Thanksgiving?

Matt Soniak

Popular belief holds that the average American gains somewhere between 5 and 10 pounds over the holiday season (Thanksgiving to New Year's Day).

Turkey Tracker: What to Watch (Online) This Thanksgiving

Chris Higgins

Turkey Tracker is a bold experiment in social networking and turkey-smoking technology.

What Happens When You Clone Your Pet

Jill Harness

If you've ever considered cloning your pet, or even if you're just interested in (or baffled by) the process, you're certain to enjoy this BoingBoing article.

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