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Prettier at Closing Time: How Beer Goggles Work

Matt Soniak

AISPIX / Shutterstock.com One of my all-time favorite songs, for which my girlfriend always calls me a redneck, is Mickey Gilley’s "Don't the Girls All Get Prettier at Closing Time."

World War I Centennial: The Treaty of Berlin

Erik Sass

Installment #1: Ironically November 4, 1911, was supposed to ensure lasting peace, but actually set the stage for the conflict to come.

Your Best Google Easter Egg Ideas

Colin Patrick

You've probably heard about Google’s ability to do a barrel roll. All you have to do is ask.

The Longest You've Gone Without Power

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.

Why Angry Birds is So Addictive

Chris Higgins

In this analysis, usability expert Charles Mauro dissects the wildly successful game Angry Birds in order to explain why it's so engaging -- what factors in the game affect human cognition so tha

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Passing Her Driving Test While in Labor Emma French, of West Lothian, Scotland, wasn't due to give birth for another month, but when she woke up August 30th, she found her water had broken.

Brain Game: y not.

Today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game is a new Free-for-all Friday challenge.

Morning Cup of Links: Waffles

Miss Cellania

The Waffle Game That Changed Their Lives. After you read the story, you'll want the recipe.

The "Lyrical Embarrassment" that is the Sesame Street Theme Song

Stacy Conradt

My 17-month-old daughter is just getting into Sesame Street, and I have to say, I think I’m enjoying it even more than she is.

The Late Movies: Guess The Theme XXVII

Mark Arminio

It's Thursday night and that means this is the last edition GUESS THE THEME that will happen during Daylight Saving Time (until, you know, next spring).

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David K. Israel

I'm at the Blog World New Media Expo in Los Angeles for the next few days, so I'll be bringing you the latest on all things bloggity and app-y.

The Flashy Girl From La Florida: The Nanny's Global Success

Laura Turner Garrison

In its six seasons on CBS, The Nanny never broke into the Top 10 in ratings, peaking at #16 in season three. And this was before it was nearly canceled after a dismal first season.

Sex in a Box: The Twisted History of Twister

Bill DeMain

If it hadn’t been for Johnny Carson, Twister may have never gotten off the ground.

History of Rap Part 3

Chris Higgins

It happened again: Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon have thrown down another hip-hop medley on Fallon's show Late Night, backed up by The Roots.

The World's Greatest Infant Criminal

Jill Harness

It's pretty hard for a newborn baby to escape from the hospital, steal a car, and take a joyride that exceeds speeds of 566 miles per hour.

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