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The USS Monitor's Gun Turret is Being Restored

Chris Higgins

USS Monitor was the Union's first ironclad warship in the Civil War; it was built is response to Confederate construction of the ironclad Virginia (previously known as Merrimack when in wooden fo

Words That Are Words (And Words That Should Be)

Jason English

Oldfangled, meaning old-fashioned, is a word. Overway, meaning something has gone on for too long, is not.

12 Twitchy Stereoscopic Photographs

David K. Israel

Stereoscopic GIFs alternate between the left and right images of a stereogram, capturing the same image from two different vantage points positioned inches apart.

The Toll of "Rassenschande" on a Family

Miss Cellania

Retracing the life of August Landmesser and his tragic family history.

4 Regular People Who Negotiated High-Profile Surrenders

Ethan Trex

Trained law enforcement officers and negotiators apprehend the vast majority of criminals. Sometimes, though, a civilian steps in and makes their job much easier.

Brain Game: And Steve Guttenberg

The mentalfloss.com Brain Game presents: Tuesday Test Time.

Morning Cup of Links: August Snow

Miss Cellania

Transplant patient Lyndon Baty can't attend school in person since his immune system shut down. So he controls a robot that attends classes for him.

8 Amazing Garage Sale Finds

Stacy Conradt

I made $8 at my mom’s garage sale last weekend. That wasn’t a typo—I only made eight dollars, which put me in the hole about $79 when you factor in the speeding ticket I got on the way to her house.

5 More Animals That Romped Through New York

Haley Sweetland Edwards

An escaped peacock from New York’s Central Park Zoo found perching on Fifth Avenue window ledges drew attention—and international headlines—from news crews, bird watchers and well wishers last week.

Retired Tires

David K. Israel

What to do with old tires? Well, we can use them to make wonderful parks for our children, if you recall this post I wrote on unusual playgrounds.

16 Sequels Nobody Has Ever Heard Of

Allison Lex

A look back at sequels that people refuse to acknowledge.

The Number of the Day: 435

Colin Patrick

Today marks the 100-year anniversary of the passage of The Apportionment Act of 1911 (AKA Public Law 62-5), which established 435 as the fixed number of members in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Space Trek: Background Scenes from Star Trek

Chris Higgins

For this morning's meditation, I bring you Space Trek, the self-described blog of "the quiet despair of the Starship Enterprise." Featuring HD screen captures from the original Star Tr

What Happens When Your Money Dies

Ransom Riggs

With all this talk of debt, currency devaluation, plummeting markets and creditworthiness, I've lately had visions dancing in my head of dollar bills being flushed down toilets and fed through sh

Brain Game: Math Square #85

The mentalfloss.com Brain Game is back to kick off this week with a new Monday Math Square. Enjoy! The nine white squares inside the main red grid should be filled with the digits 1 through 9.

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