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Jason English

In case you weren't obsessively refreshing mentalfloss.com all week, here's what you

Toilet Paper History: How America Convinced the World to Wipe

Linda Rodriguez McRobbie

Since the dawn of time, people have found nifty ways to clean up after the bathroom act. But the idea of a commercial product designed solely to wipe one's bum?

The Weekend Links

Allison Keene

From the Annals of Too Much Time: An incredible movie mashup that creates a song (that rhymes! with a beat!) from bits of dialogue spanning TV and movies from the '20s onward.

Lunchtime Quiz Leftovers

Jason English

The Quick 10: 10 of the Best Books of 2009

Stacy Conradt

I hate the end of Daylight Saving Time.

5 Things You Didn't Know About Pat Sajak

Ethan Trex

He'll sell you a vowel or sympathize when you go bankrupt, but how well do you know Wheel of Fortune host Pat Sajak?

8 Memorable Sesame Street Celebrity Cameos

Joe Hennes

Over 400 celebrities have guest starred on Sesame Street, including actors, musicians, writers, politicians and athletes.

The Mental Floss Trivia Show: Save the Date! (12/6/09)

Jason English

"Probably the most important trivia night that week." —Mangesh

Friday Happy Hour: Unofficial Graduation Requirements & Bizarre Lies

Jason English

Every Friday, 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. Very casual.

Trilobite Car From Burning Man

Jill Harness

The car in the video, based on the prehistoric trilobite creature, is known as its Latin name, the "Sarriugarteis (Odontochile) trilobiteis," or the Electrobite.

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Woman Reports Herself Driving Drunk Mary Strey called police in Clark County, Wisconsin to report a drunk driver. What made this call so unusual was that she was reporting on herself!

State Plates: All 50 States in Convenient Souvenir Plate Form

Chris Higgins

You've definitely seen them: commemorative state plates featuring landmarks and slogans from a particular state.

Brain Game: Autumn Foliage

Here's hoping that you enjoy today's Brain Game word ladder.

The Lost Art of the Mixtape

Ransom Riggs

The birth of the iPod era was definitely a great day for music lovers everywhere, but the non-linear, random-accessible freedom it gave listeners also brought about the death of something beloved by m

Morning Cup of Links: Animal Mummies

Miss Cellania

He was delighted to find his son had his own terms for different LEGO pieces. So he gathered more children, four in all, to find out what names they used, and assembled those names in a handy chart.

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