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Why Are Moths Drawn to Flames?

Matt Soniak

Around the world, moths make kamikaze dives into light bulbs and open flames with such regularity that they have their own idiom.

5 Things You Didn't Know About Orson Welles

Ethan Trex

You know Orson Welles was one of the most revered actors and directors of the 20th century, but how much do you know about his sketchy big break or his deft efforts to make rabbits disappear?

Brain Game: Math Square #87

You know you want to solve it... today's brand new Monday Math Square at the mentalfloss.com Brain Game.

Morning Cup of Links: Tiny Ponies

Miss Cellania

Video evidence proves that Spider-Man is a jerk, in both Warsaw, Poland, and in Oklahoma City. * An instant guide to the dramatic release of the West Memphis Three.

Art or Makeup?

Jill Harness

Artist Andy Alcala, a student at the University of Iowa, wanted to put a fresh face on classic artworks of the past...or should I say, he wanted to put the artworks on a fresh face?

Will the Post Office Buy the Farm?

Brett Savage

In a 1997 episode of Seinfeld entitled "The Junk Mail," Kramer, disgusted by receiving an inordinate number of Pottery Barn catalogs, attempts to cancel all postal delivery to his address.

Raging Bull: The Lie Catcher!

the mag

Here's another sneak peek at the September-October issue of mental_floss magazine. Click here to get a risk-free issue! by Judy

Weekend Links: Botanical Mind Control

Allison Keene

One of those questions I've always wanted to ask but never know where to start - revealed!

Last Week's Most Popular Stories

Jason English

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

D23 Day Two: Disney Studios Steals the Show

Stacy Conradt

So, remember when I told you yesterday that I had a trio of things on tap for today? Yeah, not so much.

Lunchtime Quiz Leftovers

Jason English

Cookie Monster's Early Work

Jason English

The New York Times just ran an article on “Jim Henson's Fantastic World,” an exhibit at the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens. (Has anybody been?

Weekend Links: How Fast Can You Catch the Sheep?

Allison Keene

Extra Extra, read all about it: the darkest planet, found! It's coal-black and reflects almost no light.

D23 Day One: "Rainbow Connection" and Route 66

Stacy Conradt

As promised yesterday, I'm reporting to you from the D23 Expo in Anaheim.

The Late Movies: Time-Lapse Plants

Miss Cellania

You know the old saying, "a watched pot never boils"? Plants are like that.

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