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The Book That Comes With an Expiration Date

Jill Harness

Argentinian publishing house Eterna Cadencia wants to make sure new authors' first books don't just sit on the shelf, so they're forcing readers to get through their newest anthology, c

The Late Movies: Facebook Songs and Parodies

Andréa Fernandes

Facebook celebrated 8 years this February, and in that time it has become a household name. As with any cultural phenomenon, it's the subject of songs and parodies.

Beyond Sharks: Truly Scary Deep Sea Creatures

Jill Harness

Shark Week might be over, but the truly horrific creatures in the bottom of the sea don't need a week of TV to remind people how scary they are. With such massively deep and large oceans sprea

11 Tips for That Benjamin Harrison Birthday Bash You're Probably Planning

Julia Davis

If you’re looking for an excuse to host an impromptu Monday get-together, why not throw a birthday bash for America's last bearded president? Today happens to be Benjamin Harrison’s 179th.

10 Living Things Thriving in Death Valley

Brian McMahon

There’s a reason it’s called Death Valley.

The Missing Links: Everyone Needs Golden Appliances

Colin Patrick

The Good, the Bad, and the Jedi Star Wars posters are given a spaghetti western twist. * Jon Daly = John Daly The hilarious comedian Jon Daly is slowly morphing into famous golfer/gambler/part

13 Disturbing Pieces of Art from History

M Asher Cantrell

The media is often criticized for showing violent and disturbing imagery.

From Foie Gras to Maple Bacon: 10 Bizarre Milkshake Flavors

Jill Harness

With record-breaking temperatures sprouting up everywhere this summer, there’s no better time to cool off with a nice refreshing milkshake.

Why Do All Dental Offices Smell the Same?

Kara Kovalchik

Eugenol, the active ingredient in clove oil, is the culprit. Clove oil has been used to numb toothache pain since Medieval times.

Music History #5: "I Don't Like Mondays"

Bill DeMain

“I Don’t Like Mondays” Written by Bob Geldof (1979) Originally sung by The Boomtown Rats The Music http://youtu.be/8yteMugRAc0 It may be the catchiest murder ballad of all time.

Brain Game: Math Square #134

Good luck solving today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Monday Math Square challenge: Place the digits 1 through 9 in the white blanks so that the mathematical equations work both across and down

Morning Cup of Links: Giraffe Overload

Miss Cellania

Back to School Boot Camp. Pay attention: do not eat paste, and do not take your pants off. * Fight Songs: Eleven Great Musician-Politician Campaign Feuds.

Will the Real "Super Mario Bros. 2" Please Stand Up?

Chris Higgins

This week, Nintendo released "New" Super Mario Bros. 2. But "Old" Super Mario Bros. 2 isn't what you think it is.

Weekend Links: Volcano Eruption Seen From Space

Allison Keene

An interesting article as the NFL season starts to rev up about why it's getting harder and harder to watch and support football.

The Slowest Slo-Mo Ever Recorded

Chris Higgins

"How does light look in slow motion?" asks Ramesh Raskar in this brief TED Talk, demonstrating his "femto-photography," a slow motion technique that achieves one trillion frames pe