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The Missing Links: Springfield's Most Obscure Residents

Colin Patrick

Who Doesn’t Love Baron Von Kiss-A-Lot? There have been an astounding 508 episodes of The Simpsons.

The Night The Beatles Rocked Shea Stadium

Eddie Deezen

Though the Fab Four found it hard to remember the second occasion, the Beatles actually played Shea Stadium twice.

Flowers Bursting into Bloom

Chris Higgins

Need a little tranquility? In this two-and-a-half minute time lapse video, we see a whole bunch of flowers blooming.

5 Restaurants Where Spy Games Were Played

David W Brown

Restaurants are ideal places for spies to ply their trade, as there’s plenty of ambient noise, a nice crowd to throw things off, and food to go around, which tends to alleviate stress.

Brain Game: Chop Chop

Knock on today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Wednesday Wordplay challenge: By changing one letter in each step to form English words, and leaving all other letters in their original positions,

Morning Cup of Links: Cheating on Summer Reading

Andréa Fernandes

Miss Cellania is on vacation, so I’ll be filling in this week. Enjoy! When a high schooler used Yahoo!

11 Monarchs Crowned While They Were in Diapers

Lucas Reilly

Babies sure are cute. But do they make good world leaders? Here’s a peek at some of history’s youngest rulers and their reigns. 1. King Oyo (Toro Kingdom,

The Late Movies: Happy Birthday, Steve Martin!

Erica Palan

Steve Martin, a Texas native who worked his way from writing comedy for The Smothers Brothers to becoming an accomplished and award-winning actor, comedian, musician and writer, turns 67 today.

Embrace the Remix

Chris Higgins

In this ten-minute video, Kirby Ferguson explains how the basic elements of a "remix" are actually the core parts of all creative work.

The Missing Links: "F-Bomb" Is Now in the Dictionary

Colin Patrick

Where in the F-Bomb Did the Term ‘F-Bomb’ Come From? Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary added "f-bomb" to its collection of words that are words.

The Belgian Plan to Give Beer to Schoolchildren

Julia Davis

In 2001, Belgian schools waged a new front in the war against childhood obesity.

9 Intriguing Excerpts From Old FBI Files

Lucas Reilly

Under J. Edgar Hoover, everybody who was anybody had an FBI file. Here are some interesting things we found while poking around their archives.

10 Photos of Celebrities Jumping for History's Most Persuasive Photographer

Anna Gay

You may be familiar with the iconic Philippe Halsman image of Salvador Dali in mid-air with flying cats, disembodied arms, and floating furniture.

Brain Game: Nice Grades!

You'll have to take a mental trip across the United States to come up with the answers to today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Tuesday Test Time challenge.

4 Ridiculous Space Accidents (Where Everyone Survived)

Kathy Benjamin

From wolves to lightning strikes, even the most well-planned space flights are often plagued by ridiculous accidents. Sometimes lots of them all in a row.