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World War I Centennial: The Belgian Question

Erik Sass

Installment #6: After his previous attempt was rebuffed, French commander-in-chief Joseph Joffre (pictured) took the opportunity of a change in France’s civilian leadership to ask a second time to be

9 Pre-Lenten Treats from Around the World

Miss Cellania

Today is Shrove Tuesday, the last day before Lent in many Christian traditions. Eastern Orthodox Christians begin Great Lent on a slightly different calendar.

Contest Winners: Cowboy Facts!

Andréa Fernandes

Last week, we asked you to tell us one amazing fact about cowboys, salad dressing, or toys.

Star Trek Humor: Worf is Always Wrong

Chris Higgins

"Your objection is noted, Mr. Worf."

Time to Prepare for the Oscars

David K. Israel

Tolly Moseley, one of Austin's finest and most well-known bloggers, made a cute video for her Austin Eavesdropper blog that will make you smile (broadly, because everything in Texas is broader),

Brain Game: Prez Play

Since it's a presidential election year, the mentalfloss.com Brain Game will offer some related puzzles leading up to the big event in November, including today's Tuesday Test Time challenge

Morning Cup of Links: Mardi Gras Edition

Miss Cellania

The new Krewe of Chewbacchus puts a little nerd into Mardi Gras. See pictures of how they partied like it was long, long ago and far, far away. * Eternal Copyright: a Modest Proposal.

10 Amazing Letters From Presidents

Adrienne Crezo

We’ve scoured the Letters of Note archives once again, this time for notes from men who would hold or were holding the highest office in the land.

8 of Adlai Stevenson's Awful 1952 TV Campaign Ads

Chris Higgins

Are you sick of attack ads, Super PAC ads, and even ads in color?

4 TV Show Inaccuracies

David K. Israel

This week, I’m down in Austin doing some work, which has been wonderful on many levels seeing as, for starters, I somehow got to be mumble-mumble-years-old without ever stepping foot in Texas.

Brain Game: Math Square #110

Today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game is another new Monday Math Square. Enjoy! The nine white squares inside the main red grid should be filled with the digits 1 through 9.

Morning Cup of Links: Cat Fight

Miss Cellania

Gerrymandering is when politicians select their voters instead of the other way around.

10 Things You Didn't Know About the President's Secret Army

David W Brown

© Yslb Pak/Xinhua Press/Corbis The U.S. Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC, pronounced: JAY-sock) is best known for the Osama bin Laden raid.

Weekend Links: Cracking the Code on Why Yuor Barin Can Raed Tihs

Allison Keene

Probably one of the most dangerous links I've ever posted … for procrastinators, anyway: bizarre websites on which you can kill time with style. * From Holly, cracking the code on why yuor bari

Reddit Raises $70,000 for Kenyan Orphanage

Jill Harness

When shocking pictures were released of Omari, a face-slashing victim who was working single-handedly to defend an orphanage from roving thugs in Kenya, Reddit users stepped up to help the children Om

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