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The History of Roller Skating

Jill Harness

Ever wonder who originally thought it would be a good idea to put wheels on the bottom of their shoes so they could roll around instead of walking? While the first individual to come up with the id

The Late Movies: Quidditch

Andréa Fernandes

Quidditch, the magical game played by Harry Potter and company in J.K.

Woody's Winners, NFL Week 9

NFL WEEK NINE Apologies for this column being a day late, but I've been focused on doing my part to crank out the next issue of mental_floss magazine.

Woody's Winners, NFL Week 8

NFL WEEK EIGHT What I've learned through seven weeks of NFL play this season: Buffalo will win a few games before the season's over Oakland will become a contender over the next three

Woody's Winners: NFL Week 7

NFL WEEK SEVEN: Week 6 brought a bit of normality back to the NFL, with fewer head-scratchers than in weeks past.

Woody's Winners, NFL Week 6

NFL WEEK SIX: Week 6 was an absolute mess, leaving prognosticators nationwide scratching their heads.

Woody's Winners, NFL Week 5

NFL WEEK FIVE: Woody ended last week with an even 7-7 record, correctly choosing the Rams in an upset, but blanking by choosing the Dolphins on MNF.

Brain Game: Still Puckish

Last week, to celebrate the return of professional ice hockey across North America, we asked you to decipher the mixed-up names of five NHL teams. Today, we offer you five more.

Woody's Winners, NFL Week 4

NFL WEEK FOUR: A 9-7 record in Week 3 is good but not great, but I'm tickled that two of my three upset picks (Seattle and Chicago) came through. A third in Oakland ended up sailing wide left.

Wacky Tales from Olympics Past

Ethan Trex

We're big Olympics fans here at mental_floss, and it's killing us that we've got to wait nearly two more years until the London Olympics begin.

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