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Brain Game: Not So Civil

Today, the mentalfloss.com Brain Game brings you a new Word Ladder challenge.

Morning Cup of Links: Spider Porn

Miss Cellania

Nina Sandlin takes pictures of spider genitalia in her spare time. Her spider porn collection is becoming a priceless tool for identifying arachnid species.

The Puzzle Art of Doug Powell

Jill Harness

There are plenty of artists out there whose work can be considered puzzling, but it's rare for any of them to actually make their art from puzzles.

How an Empty Dessert Plate Inspired the Frisbee

Stacy Conradt

Back in 1937, 17-year-old Fred Morrison and his girlfriend were keeping themselves entertained by throwing the lid to a popcorn tin back and forth.

The Late Movies: Songs About November

Erica Palan

Today marks the first day of November. We're still recovering from our Halloween candy hangover, so we're keeping things simple with tonight's Late Movies.

15 Patron Saints for Modern Situations

Andréa Fernandes

Today, the Catholic Church celebrates the Solemnity of All Saints, often referred to as All Saints' Day or All Hallows (hence October 31 is Halloween, a contraction of All Hallows' Evening).

10 McRib Facts

Adrienne Crezo

Here are ten fun facts about America’s favorite limited-time fast food sandwich.

What Defects the FDA Allows in 11 Types of Food

Haley Sweetland Edwards

10 Retro Illustrations of Pop Culture Icons

David K. Israel

Illustrator Tom Whalen has a thing for retro design. Check out these awesome posters featuring characters from movies, video games and tv shows we love. Have a favorite?

THAT IS ALL, John Hodgman's Final Book of Complete World Knowledge

Chris Higgins

Photo by Brantley Gutierrez. John Hodgman's third and final book of complete world knowledge, That is All, hits bookstore shelves today, 11/1/11.

10 Cool Underground Hotels

Miss Cellania

My husband and I were watching some apocalyptic group building an underground shelter on TV, and I remarked that living underground is quite cozy and pleasant -as long as you have ready access to the

6 Saints With Rather Intense Stories

Jill Harness

November 1st is All Saints Day, a day to commemorate all the saints, known and unknown. In recognition, here are the stories of six known saints. 1 & 2. Perpetua and

Brain Game: Big MO

Hi there! It's Tuesday Test Time here at the mentalfloss.com Brain Game. Two different U.S. states - Tennessee and Missouri - each border 8 other states.

Morning Cup of Links: Rabbit Hopping Championships

Miss Cellania

The world now has seven billion people. A video from NPR helps us to visualize how that happened so quickly. * The 25 Best Pictures From The 2011 European Rabbit Hopping Championships.

6 Famous Novels Penned in Under a Month

Jill Harness

It’s National Novel Writing Month! Some people criticize the concept, claiming that novels written in under a month aren’t going to be worth the paper they're printed on.

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