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How Every School in the AP Top 25 Got Its Nickname

Scott Allen

The college football season kicks off next week. Prepare yourself by taking a look at how each team in the Associated Press Preseason Top 25 got its nickname. 1. University of Southern

Dot-WTF? These Top-Level Domains Could Be Coming Your Way

Chris Higgins

In June, ICANN announced that over 1,400 new generic top-level domain names (in other words, .wedding, .sex, and .lawyer) were under consideration to join the familiar .com and its kin.

10 Things Created Over a Couple of Beers

Stacy Conradt

After a few beers at the bar, even the most ridiculous ideas start to seem like The One That Will Make Millions. Sometimes, though, those ideas actually pan out.

8 Sounds That Are Trademarked

Kara Kovalchik

Most of us are aware that you can trademark a slogan, a logo, and a name, but did you know that it is also possible to trademark a sound?

The Missing Links: Your Work Is Killing Your Work Ethic

Colin Patrick

Worst. Financial. Decision.

At the Libraries: A Lazy Student Meets His Match

Miss Kathleen

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

6 Students Who Lost Their Diplomas Over Controversial Graduation Speeches

Adrienne Crezo

While some of these students were eventually awarded their diplomas, the content of their speeches was deemed too hot for commencement.1. Kaitlin

Alton Brown's Recipes

Alton Brown

Alton Brown’s Nog of AgesRecipe Courtesy Alton Brown,

23 Writers Who Were Famous by Age 23

Andréa Fernandes

While it's not as easy for authors to become famous at a young age as it is for pop singers, it's still not unheard of for barely legal authors to find fame, success, and even fortune.

Why Aren't There B Batteries?

Matt Soniak

Reader Donna wrote in wondering why there are AA, AAA, C and D batteries, but no B. Well, there used to be, but they’re not really needed

How Do Cats Purr?

Matt Soniak

Biologists used to think that purrs were the sound of blood surging through cats’ inferior vena cava, the large vein that carries blood from the lower half of the body into the heart.

Brain Game: The Big Pond

Hop across the Atlantic to solve today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Think Thursday challenge.

The Favorite Movies of 42 Famous People

Eddie Deezen

Presidents & Politicians What's with presidents and High Noon? 1.

Morning Cup of Links: Laugh Tracks

Miss Cellania

Public schools are experimenting with classes segregated by sex. On the one hand, it eliminates some student stress and inhibitions.

The Disputed History of the Tarzan Yell

Bill DeMain

Johnny Weissmuller made it famous. Carol Burnett made it funny. But the origin of Hollywood’s iconic jungle cry is shrouded in