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What Would You Do With $540 Million?

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.

Explaining E=mc² Using a Radioactive Space Cat

Chris Higgins

I'm no scientician, but I'm vaguely aware of this one formula, E=mc². Apparently it's a big deal.

12 Nerdy Tables

David K. Israel

Here we have tables and coffee tables made with LEGOs, D&D, Star Wars, and all the usual nerd-brands in mind.

A Little Bit of Lotto History (Including Thomas Jefferson's Take on Lotteries)

Floss books

EPA/ERIK S. LESSER /LANDOV Tonight's Mega Millions jackpot is up over $500 million—the biggest lottery prize ever.

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Bear Saves Man from Mountain Lion Robert Biggs was hiking in Bean Soup Flats, California, on Monday morning when he had a close encounter with Mother Nature.

In the Lab With the World's Leading Laugh Scientist

the mag

This article originally appeared in the March-April issue of mental_floss magazine. If you'd like this kind of thing mailed to your house, get a free issue! by Judy

Brain Game: A Steel Strike?

Only one U.S. city with a one-syllable name has a population over 100,000, and you'll try to name it in today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Free-for-All Friday challenge.

Morning Cup of Links: TV Mashups

Miss Cellania

Aung San Suu Kyi is the Nelson Mandela of Burma.

The Late Movies: Guess The Theme 47

Mark Arminio

Happy Thursday night everyone! It's time for everyone's favorite game: GUESS THE THEME! All the clips below have something in common. Leave your best guesses in the comments.

Why Are Legal Pads Yellow?

Matt Soniak

Legal pad image via ShutterstockThe legal pad got its start with Thomas Holley in 1888. Holley was 24 and working at a paper mill in Holyoke, Massachusetts.

Twitter Saved This Couple's Wedding

Jill Harness

Lauren and Dan Welch had given their wedding planner a $7,000 deposit when, only six weeks before the big date, they found out the company had folded.

Why Kickstarter, Creative Commons, and Creators Project Matter

Chris Higgins

In this video, founders of three major online services talk about how they have embraced the internet's transformative power for creative work.

26 Antique Pictures Celebrating the Red Cross

Jill Harness

In many ways, the Red Cross is still largely the same as it was throughout the past 150 years, performing blood drives, delivering care packages to prisoners of war, helping victims of natural disaste

5 Other Famous Transplants

Colin Patrick

Former Vice President Dick Cheney’s heart transplant has been getting a lot of attention lately.

A Brief History of Foosball

Rob Lammle

Foosball image via Shutterstock Outside the U.S., the sport where two teams try to kick a ball into the other side's goal without using their hands is known as “football.” However, when it co

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