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35 Modern Words Recently Added to the Dictionary

Lucas Reilly

The Oxford Dictionary Online is a warehouse of over 600,000 words.

The Late Movies: The First 7 Videos on MTV

Chris Higgins

MTV turns 31 today.

"2001" Trailers, Then and Now

Chris Higgins

Stanley Kubrick's 2001 is a moody sci-fi masterpiece. Its pacing is, by modern sci-fi standards, slow -- but those of us who love the movie see that as part of its appeal.

What's the Point? The Pyramid Atop the Washington Monument

Matt Soniak

There's an aluminum pyramid perched on top of the Washington Monument. Here's how and why it got up

The Missing Links: Amazing Attics

Colin Patrick

Get Those Boxes & Holiday Decorations & That George Bluth Out of Your Attic ...And turn your top floor into something awesome. * Dennis Rodman Is Writing A Children’s Book Whether or n

Discovering Oxygen: A Brief History

Julia Davis

Because there are three different dead guys who regularly vie for credit for discovering oxygen, we’ve staged a little friendly competition to establish which of these great men deserves the title of

24 Vintage Photographs of Abe Lincoln

Lucas Reilly

Abraham Lincoln’s personal secretary John Nicolay believed that no photograph could capture Honest Abe’s essence: “There are many pictures of Lincoln,” he said, “[but] there is no portrait of him.” Ov

The Time They Used a Cigarette Lighter to Light the Olympic Torch

Stacy Conradt

When it comes to the Olympic Flame, its keepers take no chances.

15 Offbeat Holidays You Can Celebrate in August

Laura Turner Garrison

National Underwear Day/ At first glance, August might seem light on the holiday offerings. We dug a little deeper to find a healthy helping of celebrations to help you beat the heat. 1.

Brain Game: Standing on the Podium

We hope you aren't too sleepy from watching the Olympics to enjoy today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Wednesday Wordplay challenge.

Morning Cup of Links: Van Halen Lullaby

Miss Cellania

Dumps Are Overflowing with Old Pianos. Fewer people play these days, and even fewer want to give space and maintenance to a large instrument that isn't used. * Hey!

The Late Movies: Full House Musical Numbers

Erica Palan

Even though Full House has been off the air since 1995, it's one of the few shows that can suck me in for a good, long TV marathon.

7 Schools Where Streaking Is An Organized Sport

Julia Davis

At some schools, stripping down is a serious sport. Here are seven colleges that place streaking on par with other organized athletic endeavors. 1.

The Missing Links: Flags Left on the Lunar Surface

Colin Patrick

For Those That Like Reading on the Beach... And cannot possibly fathom the thought of your swimwear and book not matching perfectly.

How "The Power" Literally Rocked the House

Chris Higgins

Turbo B and Penny Ford, featured performers on "The Power" On July 5, 2011, the 39-story "Techno-Mart" mall in Seoul, South Korea shook for ten minutes, causing a two-day evacua