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What’s the Strangest Thing Someone Could Learn About You via Google?

Jason English

On Fridays, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. As we head into the holiday weekend, I've plucked a few topics from the archives. Happy

Banned in Iran: the Mullet

Ransom Riggs

Lots of things are banned in Iran (though some are unofficially tolerated -- including all manner of books, tattoos, skinny jeans, Gmail, YouTube, Barbie dolls, Harry Potter, jorts -- they're eve

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Viagra Beer To commemorate the royal wedding next week, Brewdog is selling a limited edition run of 1,000 bottles of Royal Virility Performance, a specially brewed beer that contains Viagra, which is

Brain Game: The Daily Planet

It's Free-for-All Friday as well as Earth Day, so today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game focuses on the little blue planet that most of us call home.

Morning Cup of Links: Eyeballing

Miss Cellania

Some people work better in a coffee shop than in an office or at home. It's either the distractions or the lack of distractions that fuel the creative fires.

A Great Portrait That Really Stinks

Jill Harness

Regardless of your feelings about smoking, I'm sure we can all agree that cigarette butts are pretty disgusting.

The Late Movies: Guess the Theme

Mark Arminio

Tonight for the Late Movies, I'm trying something a bit different. Below is a collection of songs all with a common theme. In the comments, leave your best guess as to what that theme is.

On Parabolas and Moments

Chris Higgins

Yesterday I linked to a Radiolab video about symmetry.

The Quick 10: 10 Facts About the Golden Age of Looney Tunes

Adrienne Crezo

1. In the beginning, Tweety was pink. He was also named Orson.

America's Top Companies: 1964 vs. 2011

Brett Savage

It is once again a boom time for the titans of American business, with corporations posting high profits on eye-popping earnings statements; yet unemployment remains stubbornly high (with few signs po

Dinos of the Desert

Jill Harness

Living in San Diego, I'm always shocked to find out just how many strange desert artworks there are within 100 miles of my home. It makes sense—the desert is a great place to put artwork.

Revolutionary New Product: 2-D Glasses

Ransom Riggs

Hank Green, brother of honorary lifetime Mental Flosser John Green and half of the videoblogging Vlogbrothers, has come up with a revolutionary new idea for a product, one that could enhance the movie

Weird Camera Effects

Miss Cellania

We can never know the world around us as it really is; we can only know it as our brains perceive it.

The Number of the Day: 100,000

Colin Patrick

During a 2009 search for the Loch Ness Monster, scientists in Scotland discovered more than 100,000 submerged golf balls instead.

Brain Game: An Empty Bag?

Today, the mentalfloss.com Brain Game brings you Think Thursday. The end of the week is near! What does the following clue represent? B A L L O _ Here is the ANSWER.

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