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10 Adorable Needle Feltings

David K. Israel

I discovered the absolutely adorable needle feltings of Kit Lane via pokate.com and knew I had to post some of them here.

7 Extreme Bugs and Creepy-Crawlies

Miss Cellania

There are over a million described species of insects, and even more when you count the arthropod class they belong to -but more are being discovered every day.

Brain Game: Six Years

Today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Think Thursday challenge is quick to dispense, but may take a bit to figure out.

Morning Cup of Links: Nerf Sniper

Miss Cellania

The government of North Korea has offered to stop their nuclear activities and submit to inspection in exchange for food.

The Stanford Professor Who Resigned to Teach for Free

Jill Harness

Most educators dream of the opportunity to teach at an elite university, but after teaching one free online course for Stanford with 160,000 students, Sebastian Thrun realized the prestige just wasn&#

10 Screensavers of Yore

Chris Higgins

Here's a roundup of screensavers from the '90s, when they were delightfully corny, 3D graphics meant "the future," and flying toasters invaded our dreams. Enjoy!

Why Does the Sound of Running Water Make You Have to Pee?

Matt Soniak

Reader Bill wrote in to ask, “Why does the sound of running water make me want to pee—and sometimes

RIP Davy Jones: Remembering The Monkees

Kara Kovalchik

To quote a song from Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn and Jones Ltd, it’s Hard to Believe.

Big News From NASA's Kitchens

Jill Harness

Big news from NASA—2011/12 was a record-breaking year when it came to astronaut applications.

When Do Leap Day Babies Celebrate Birthdays in Non-Leap Years?

Ethan Trex

In terms of presents and cake, leap day babies can have their pick between February 28 and March 1. But legally, things are a bit murkier in non-leap years.

What the Original $1 Bill Looked Like

Chris Higgins

Secretary of the Treasury Salmon P. Chase was in the enviable position of designing the original US $1 bill in 1862. So who do you think he put on that bill? Himself, of course.

13 Scrumptious Miniatures

David K. Israel

It's the little things in life... sometimes, right? If you agree, be sure to check out these 13 amazing miniatures by Kim Burke! And for her complete collection visit her at Etsy, deviantART,

Brain Game: Cover Those Feet!

Here's a new word ladder for today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Wednesday Wordplay challenge.

Morning Cup of Links: Happy Leap Day!

Miss Cellania

Syrians have been protesting their government and dying for it for a year now.

The Ladies' Privilege: Encouraging Women to Propose on Leap Day

Kathy Benjamin

Even with all the strides towards equality that women have made in the past hundred years, it's still fairly uncommon for a woman to propose to a man.

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