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5 Things You Didn't Know About Nolan Bushnell

Ethan Trex

His name may not ring any bells, but if you were born after 1970, chances are Nolan Bushnell had a hand in shaping your childhood.

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Toddler Falls Six Floors Unhurt An 18-month-old boy in Paris fell out of a sixth-story apartment window Monday afternoon.

Stiller & Meara Make Things Make Sense

Colin Patrick

It's official: Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara are the coolest married couple on earth. What's my evidence?

Brain Game: You Send Me

Welcome to the Friday mental_floss Brain Game, which is a quick one.

Morning Cup of Links: Convalescent Prose

Miss Cellania

A print magazine lifts an article from the web without crediting (or even notifying) the author. The editor defends the action by saying the web is "public domain".

The Late Movies: Acoustic Cover Songs for Fall

Mark Arminio

Tonight's Late Movies are a collection of my all-time favorite acoustic cover songs that have a fall-like feel.

Digest This: 9 Celebrities Who've Written Cookbooks

Ethan Trex

You could turn to a celebrity chef if you need a solid recipe, but why ask an expert like Bobby Flay for advice when you can get a recipe from a celebrity who dabbles in the kitchen?

Puppies Wearing Hats Eating Bacon Sharing Facts

Mangesh Hattikudur

Today, 53 years and a day after Laika the Russian space mutt became the first dog to launch into orbit, mental_floss hopes to help dogkind take a giant leap backwards: with a new column we're cal

The Boat That's Always Sinking

Colin Patrick

As a work of art, Julien Berthier’s boat Love-love probably creates a lot of praise and wonderment.

Attention Cleveland-Area _flossers!

Jason English

Cleveland Plain Dealer columnist and mental_floss contributor Bud Shaw has always had a soft spot for the quirky side of sports.

10 Dramatic Marriage Proposals

Miss Cellania

I saw a new online marriage proposal yesterday. While I waited to see what the potential bride's reaction was, I thought about how many imaginative proposals I've seen.

Talking Pictures: Times of Trouble

Ransom Riggs

Unemployment, wars, terrorism, natural disasters -- times are hard, there's no question. But times have been harder. We've been through worse and bounced back.

A Short History of Long-Haired Music: The Classical Era, part 2

David K. Israel

If you missed our previous installments, check out A Short History of Long-Haired Music archives As with the beginning of most epochs, two dandies didn’t wake up one morning in London and have the fo

Brain Game: Where's the Rake?

By changing one letter at a time to form different English words, and leaving all other letters in their original positions, convert FALL into TREE in the fewest steps possible.

Morning Cup of Links: Underwater BOB

Miss Cellania

Kurt Vonnegut Didn't Know Doodly-Squat About Writing: Finally, Literary Analysis Worth Reading. Knowing this is fiction doesn't make this scenario any less fascinating.

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