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10 Foods That (Thankfully) Flopped

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by Terri SchlichenmeyerFrom Celery Jell-O to chocolate French fries, here are ten foods that didn't have a very long shelf-life.1. Coffee-Flavored Jell-O (Celery,

This 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

Allison Keene

There's a never ending supply of websites featuring pets doing silly, amazing, cute or preposterous things. Why? Because we obviously cannot get enough of them!

Lunchtime Quiz Leftovers

Jason English

Required Viewing: "Powers of Ten"

Chris Higgins

If you've never seen the classic short "Powers of Ten," I've got a treat for you.

The Quick 10: Nine Victims of King Tut's Curse (and one who should have been)

Stacy Conradt

If you have any connections to Egyptology or mummies at all (work in a museum? Have an archaeologist ancestor?), be careful on Sunday.

11 Things You Should Know About Rocky & Bullwinkle

Matt Soniak

Fifty years ago this week, the world was introduced to Rocket "Rocky" J. Squirrel and Bullwinkle J. Moose.

Friday Happy Hour: Strange Interviews, Punny Stores & Earworms

Jason English

Every Friday, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else's reply, whatever you want. Very casual.

9 Obscure Holidays in December (Besides Christmas)

Ransom Riggs

There are obscure holidays, and then there are really obscure holidays.

Free Shipping on All Orders!

Mangesh & Jason

The mental_floss store has terrific holiday gifts for everyone from Grandpa to your Secret Santa pick. Through Monday, we're offering FREE SHIPPING on all U.S. & Canadian orders!

5 Things You Didn't Know About Eddie Murphy

Ethan Trex

Funnyman Eddie Murphy has been on the national stage for nearly 30 years now, so it's understandable that audiences think they know the comedian and actor inside and out.

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Lost Man Drives 400 Miles to Get Newspaper Eighty-one-year-old Eric Steward of Yass, New South Wales, Australia went out to get a morning paper on Wednesday.

Brain Game: Number Block Puzzle #2

Here's the second entry in our Brain Game number block puzzle series. Enjoy! Each of the nine squares inside the main red grid should contain either a 1, 2, or 3.

Strange Geographies: Village Life in Vanuatu

Ransom Riggs

The strangest place I've ever been -- the strangest and most beautiful, I should say -- is a developing nation 1000km northeast of Australia, populated by the friendliest former cannibals you

Morning Cup of Links: Be A Martian

Miss Cellania

NASA needs lots of help sorting through the hundreds of thousands of images they've collected from the surface of Mars.

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