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Creepy "Spirit" Photographs

Ransom Riggs

Spirit photographs are relics of the Spiritualism craze of the 19th century, and nothing more than slightly doctored double-exposures.

The Late Movies: Jonze-ing for Music Videos

Ransom Riggs

Over the past month, I've done Late Movies posts about the music videos of both Jonathan Glazer and Mark Romanek, and I realize that every time I do these posts I claim that whatever director I&#

The 5pm Quizzes: Name x in y Minutes

Jason English

As I mentioned earlier today, tomorrow kicks off another Reader-Submitted Quiz Week! If you've got an idea for a timed quiz (name x in y minutes), leave a comment here.

The Quick 10: Goosebumps and Fear Street

Stacy Conradt

We're going a little more contemporary with today's children's books Q10, partly because I had a lot of requests for it, and partly because I adored R.L.

Hubble Space Telescope: 20 Years of Awesome Science

Chris Higgins

On April 22, NASA announced 20 years of Hubble Space Telescope pictures. Yes, our little buddy Hubble has been up there for 20 years, happily sending images back to us.

It's Reader-Submitted Quiz Week!

Jason English

Tomorrow kicks off another edition of Reader-Submitted Quiz Week, where our 5pm Quizzes come straight from your heads.

Striped Snakes Swim Speedier

Jill Harness

I've always been a little more scared of water snakes than land snakes, because they're so much more stealthy.

8 Wacky World Records

David K. Israel

If you're like me, when you think of world records you think of that weird guy in the Guinness Book ca. 1980 with the really really long fingernails that curled around and around.

Brain Game: Math Square #22

The nine white squares inside the main red grid should be filled with the digits 1 through 9. Each digit should appear only once in this main grid. Two of these numbers are already provided for you.

Will Grayson, Will Grayson

Ransom Riggs

Y'all might remember a writer we had here a while back named John Green, who went on to fame and well, if not fortune exactly, then great acclaim in both YA lit and YouTube videoblogger circles w

Morning Cup of Links: Camel Hump

Miss Cellania

The United States Holocaust memorial Museum in Washington is hosting National Days of Remembrance this week by welcoming those who liberated the concentration camps in 1945.

The Weekend Links: Sunday Edition

Allison Keene

From Flossy reader Kate, a picture that includes a volcanic ash plume, glaciers and lightning. And as she pointed out, it's TOTALLY METAL!

Last Week's Most Popular Stories

Jason English

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

The Weekend Links: Saturday Edition

Allison Keene

Tired of waking up in the same place every day?

Product of the Weekend

Jason English

Here's Lilah showing how it works. She created such a masterpiece, her parents framed her outfit along with her painting.

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