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Teacher Appreciation Week: NFL Edition

Jason English

"Socrates taught Plato, Plato taught Aristotle, Aristotle taught Alexander the Great"¦" That's how Mary kicked off mental_floss Teacher Appreciation Week. A logical follow-up p

"Iron" Mike ready to fight women?

Mangesh Hattikudur

Despite years of perfecting my Nintendo jabs and uppercuts on Mike Tyson's Punchout!, I never made it to the level where you get to box a woman.

Baseball and the first unique prime number: 3

David K. Israel

As the baseball postseason swings ever closer to the World Series (fyi: the Fall Classic begins this coming Saturday), I thought I'd get us all in the mood by looking at some curious connections

The Early Favorites in '07

Jason English

I can't tell you who's going to win this year's World Series.

Who's on first?

David K. Israel

In honor of the MLB playoffs, which started yesterday, I thought I'd "throw out" a few quirky factoids that make the game our true "American Pastime." Of the four major sp

Superdome Lives

Jason English

The Louisiana Superdome reopens tonight, a year after the stadium, the city and its people were ravaged by Hurricane Katrina.

1 of 2 Japanese things to look forward to

Mangesh Hattikudur

I read two exciting things in this month's terrific Esquire, and surprisingly enough they were both penned by mental_floss contributor Doug Cantor.

Advantage: Queens

David K. Israel

One of the things I miss about living in NYC is the ability to take the 7 train out to sporting events in Queens. No car, no traffic, no parking woes getting in and out.

Dear Mr. Fantasy (P.S.)

Jason English

We talked last week about alternative fantasy leagues. Over the weekend, my friend Mario and my dad each pointed out ones I missed. Can you predict celebrity breeding habits? Spot a chin lift?

Dear Mr. Fantasy

Jason English

Tonight is my fantasy football draft.

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