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What Is Point Blank Range?

Matt Soniak

Gun image via ShutterstockProbably not what you think.

Brain Game: Short Spell #8

Yes, today's Wednesday Wordplay challenge at the mentalfloss.com Brain Game asks you to put on your spelling shoes. Good luck! Just ONE of the five words in the following list is misspelled.

Morning Cup of Links: Oreo Centennial

Miss Cellania

Oreos are 100 years old now!

9 Regular People Who Became Memes

Adrienne Crezo

We may never know the true identities of Annoying Facebook Girl and Good Guy Greg, but we do know a little bit more about the people who inspired these memes. 1. College

The Late Movies: Walter Cronkite's Biggest News Stories

Erica Palan

On this day in 1981, acclaimed broadcaster Walter Cronkite retired from anchoring the CBS Evening News.

On This Date in 1975, Geraldo Aired the Zapruder Film for the First Time

Jason English

We all know John F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1963, and we've all seen the Zapruder Film. But what you might not know is that the film didn't air on U.S.

I Wonder How a Blind Person...

Colin Patrick

If you’ve ever found yourself wondering what the dreams of blind people are like, Tommy Edison (AKA The Blind Film Critic), offers some insight in this video: On his YouTube page, Edison also o

Do Immigrants Still Come Through Ellis Island?

Matt Soniak

Nope. The last immigrant to come through Ellis Island was Arne Peterssen, a 48-year-old merchant seaman from Narvik, Norway, and he did so in

Meet 5 Pioneering Women

Miss Cellania

March is Women's History Month, because women make history, even when they don't make the history books.

The Dynasphere: Vehicle of Yesterday's Tomorrow

Chris Higgins

In 1932, Dr. J. A. Purves invented the Dynasphere, a ten-foot, thousand-pound wheel of steel that didn't exactly revolutionize personal motoring.

10 Outstanding Outdoor Spaces from Around the World

David K. Israel

Because I'm married to an architect, I'm constantly sent links to wonderful architectural spaces and designs. Lately, I've been bookmarking them in groups.

Brain Game: Five-Thirty?

The Tuesday Test Time challenge for today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game will send your noggin on a trip around the United States looking for the answer.

Morning Cup of Links: Tournament Time

Miss Cellania

Meet 150 Fearless Women.

World War I Centennial: Bombs Over Libya

Erik Sass

Installment #7: In The War in the Air, published in 1908, H.G. Wells imagined a terrifying new form of aerial warfare, with cities turned into infernos by bombs dropped from the sky.

RIP Ralph McQuarrie, Star Wars Visionary

Rob Lammle

Geekdom lost an important figure over the weekend – Ralph McQuarrie died at the age of 82.

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