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The Origins of 10 Winter Olympic Sports

Ethan Trex

The Winter Olympics are still a week and a half away, but it's never too early to start getting warmed up.

Sale Reminder: All T-Shirts $14.90!

Mangesh & Jason

If you've been thinking about replenishing your t-shirt supply, now would be a good time. Through tonight at 11:59pm EST, all mental_floss t-shirts are on sale for $14.90.

10 Amazing Vids of Dogs Hangin' 20

David K. Israel

While surfing may have originated in ancient Polynesian culture hundreds, if not thousands of years ago, the man who gets all the credit for bringing it to California's shores (via Hawaii) is Geo

Tonight on NOVA: Ghosts of Machu Picchu

Chris Higgins

(Image of Machu Picchu courtesy of Martin St-Amant - Wikipedia.) Airing tonight (February 2, 2010) at 8pm on PBS stations: NOVA's Ghosts of Machu Picchu. Set your DVRs now!

Here's to a Swift Recovery

Jill Harness

Sisso suffered from an injured right wing over eight months ago.

Stars of the Wild West Show

Miss Cellania

In the latter part of the 19th century, before television, radio, or even movies with sound, traveling exhibitions were the biggest form of entertainment most people encountered. Oh yes, the circus!

Brain Game: Really, Really Bad Rebus #15

It's hard to believe that it's been nearly three months since we've offered a Really, Really Bad Rebus for the Brain Game.

Morning Cup of Links: Count Dracula

Miss Cellania

7 Real World Heists That Put Ocean's 11 to Shame. Of course they weren't perfect crimes because we found out who did them... all but one. * Extreme Gaming, anywhere you want.

Food Fight!

Miss Cellania

I don't have an iPhone. But my brother does. He is so into his iPhone, not only does he play games on his iPhone, he designs games as well.

The Late Movies: Eyewitnesses to Disaster

Ransom Riggs

This week's Late Movies is a bit more serious than usual.

motionbox.com presents HDYK? - {day 5}

David K. Israel

3 Foods With a Religious Connection

In the Beginning

This short piece originally appeared as a sidebar in the mental_floss book 'In the Beginning: A Mouthwatering Guide to the Origins of Everything.' Pretzel

The Quick 10: 10 Facts About Number 10

Stacy Conradt

Number 10 Downing Street, that is. We do a lot of posts about the White House and its notable residents here on the _floss, but not quite as many on their counterparts.

How To Report the News

Chris Higgins

This is brilliant: British journalist/humorist Charlie Brooker presents a recipe for reporting the news in the two-minute clip below.

January's Most Popular Quizzes

Jason English

1. The Cable Connector Quiz by David K. Israel * 2. Lifetime Movie or Megadeth Song? by Craig Dorfman * 3. Trading Places, Coming to America or Beverly Hills Cop? by Brett

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