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Beautiful Slow-Motion Footage from Apollo 13 Launch

Chris Higgins

If you enjoyed yesterday's video of the Earth taken from the ISS, you might enjoy this slow-motion video of a Saturn V rocket blasting off to take Apollo 13 to the moon in 1970 (spoiler alert: t

14 Creative and Clever Soaps

Miss Cellania

If you want to get a gift for someone who seems to have everything they need or want, here's a bit of advice. You should get them something they can use up!

Brain Game: Ed McMahon?

Here's the mentalfloss.com Brain Game with a new Tuesday Test Time challenge. Good luck! Exactly FOUR U.S.

Morning Cup of Links: The Gobi Grid

Miss Cellania

Football is almost a religion at Penn State, and the faithful have been shaken by the Sandusky scandal.

Space Jam Was Released 15 Years Ago Today (and the Film's 1996 Website Is Alive/Kicking)

Jason English

November 15, 1996, was a big day for movies — both Space Jam and The English Patient were released. Sadly, only one of those movies' official websites is still up and running.

The Late Movies: Newsies

Andréa Fernandes

Disney's 1992 box office dud, Newsies, has gained quite a cult following in the ensuing years.

Stunning Time Lapse of Earth Seen from Space Station

Chris Higgins

Do you have five minutes to see what Earth really looks like? You need to watch the time lapse video below.

The Lesser-Known Military Careers of 11 U.S. Presidents

Matthew Hickman

We know the good ones: Washington coaxing his tattered troops through the winter at Valley Forge, Andrew Jackson bidding the Redcoats adieu in New Orleans, Ike masterminding the invasion of Normandy.

13 Cool Shopping Bags

David K. Israel

Apparently the U.S. is lagging way behind Europe when it comes to witty shopping bag design.

Woman Steals Back Her Stolen Bike

Jill Harness

When Kathryn Lucas of Colorado found her stolen bike for sale on Craigslist, she took action.

Modern Takes on Classic Artwork

Jill Harness

The paintings of Monet, DaVinci, Van Gogh and Picasso are so familiar, they can be recognized in seconds. But what would these works look like if they were created today?

Brain Game: Math Square #98

It's the beginning of a new week, and that means it's time for a new Monday Math Square here at the mentalfloss.com Brain Game.

Morning Cup of Links: Space Chair!

Miss Cellania

The durable Mike Malloy. He survived six murder attempts, placing him above Rasputin in the "hard to kill" category.

My Very Educated Mother Just Served Us Noodles

Jason English

Everyone loves a good memory tool.

11 Jersey Numbers Retired for Unconventional Reasons

Scott Allen

Retiring a player’s jersey number is most often reserved for all-time greats. Other times, it’s a tribute to a player whose career is cut short by illness or death.

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