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13 Images from Dresden’s Kunsthof

David K. Israel

When I was in Dresden in 1998, the city was undergoing massive renovations where the allied bombs leveled some of the most beautiful architecture in Germany (infamously, if you remember the story).

The Defense Rests (in Peace): How a Civil War Rabble-Rouser Went Out With a Bang

Matt Soniak

Clement Laird Vallandigham was never a household name, but during the era of the Civil War, he led an interesting and amazing life that ended abruptly and bizarrely. Over the course of his career,

If You Could Do It Again, Would You Choose the Same College?

Jason English

On Fridays, 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.

The Pitch for The Muppet Show

Chris Higgins

Wow. Here's the original pitch Jim Henson made to sell The Muppet Show to CBS.

6 Interns Who Ended Up Running the Company

Stacy Conradt

Many of us started out at jobs way down at the bottom of the food chain.

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Naked Ride Through a Car Wash Three men in Abbotsford, British Columbia, decided to get themselves clean by taking a ride through a car wash. Naked. In a shopping cart.

Brain Game: Those Aren't Pillows!

Today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Free-for-All Friday challenge is a bit of fun, so while you're welcome to try to come up with a correct answer, you shouldn't feel at all bad if you d

Morning Cup of Links: Magic Glasses

Miss Cellania

Why Humans Need a Tribe.

Why Some Civil War Soldiers Glowed in the Dark

Matt Soniak

They called it “Angel’s Glow.”

The Late Movies: Guess The Theme 48

Mark Arminio

Welcome once again to our weekly GUESS THE THEME challenge. All the clips below have something in common. Leave your best guesses in the comments. Queen - Bicycle

10+ Celebs Doing the Vulcan Salute

David K. Israel

President Obama made news this week flashing the Vulcan salute with Nichelle Nichols. Here are a bunch of other famous folk doing the

The Birth of the Phillie Phanatic

Ethan Trex

Image credit: Temple University Libraries In the late 1970s, the Phillies’ mascots were two 18th-century siblings named Philadelphia Phil and Philadelphia Phyllis, but the duo did little to attract

11 Things That Have No Business Being Lip Balms

Jill Harness

Sure, everyone’s tried cherry or mint lip balms, but why settle for bland when you can go for bizarre? Here are 11 of the weirdest lip gloss flavors ever.

Messing with Mother Nature: Snakeheads

Miss Cellania

Fish normally are found in three places: in the wild water, in aquariums, and on our dinner plates. But fish can move from one of these worlds to another.

On Canada's No-More-Pennies Policy

Chris Higgins

We've covered the problems with pennies before.

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