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7 Ways the Internet Has Been Used for Good

Jill Harness

It seems like every day you hear a new story about cyber-bullying, phishing or a new computer virus. But when good people get together on the web, it’s amazing what they can achieve. 1. Preventing

What is an Adam's Apple?

Matt Soniak

Adam's apple photo via ShutterstockTouch your fingers to the front of your throat and start humming. Feel around until you can feel vibration directly under your fingers.

8 More Regular People Who Became Internet Memes

Adrienne Crezo

Last month we introduced you to nine real people whose pictures have become famous on the internet. Now meet eight more! 1. Ridiculously Photogenic

The Man Who Gave Up Money

Chris Higgins

In 2000, Daniel Suelo opted out of the cash economy. For the past dozen years, he hasn't used money, hasn't paid taxes, and hasn't used government financial assistance services.

How a Fish Tells His Friends That He's Been Injured

Jill Harness

It took 70 years, but scientists have finally discovered how an injured fish notifies his peers when he is hurt, giving them the signal to bolt.

The Apple Puzzle

David K. Israel

With only four cuts, you can turn any apple into a cool (albeit nerdy) puzzle.

Brain Game: Math Square #119

Have at it with a brand-new Monday Math Square to jump-start this week's quintet of mentalfloss.com Brain Games.

Morning Cup of Links: Ye Olde Links

Miss Cellania

A new poll of America's favorite cities shows the Pacific Northwest has a great reputation, with cities #one and #two.

Weekend Links: The Problem With Being Michael Jordan

Allison Keene

Since last week marked the anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, the legendary ship has been mentioned almost everywhere. Then again, it never seems to fade far from memory.

What on Earth is Sun-Earth Day?

Maggie Ryan Sandford

Image Credit: Sylvie Beland/NASA Today is Earth Day, the internationally designated time to pay extra-special attention to human impact on Earth’s ecology.

Last Week's Most Popular Stories

Jason English

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

At the Libraries: Librarian Stereotypes

Miss Kathleen

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

Weekend Links: A Star Is Born ... 25,000 of Them!

Allison Keene

Yes, file this under "First World Problems," but I'm sure each of you has experienced at least one of these 21 Absolute Worst Things In The World and felt, for that moment, like it trul

23 Fun Facts About Things We Saw at the Grocery Store

Jason English

The other day we set up a mental_floss Instagram account, then went to the grocery store and took some pictures. (We also needed food.) Here are some fun facts about the products we

The Late Movies: 1972

Miss Cellania

When I posted some of my favorite songs from 1971 last year, y'all seemed to like them. How about another great year for music?

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