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Morning Cup of Links: X-ray Ride

Miss Cellania

Watch the first-ever footage of the legendary giant squid in its natural habitat. The 26-foot-long cephalopod was recorded by a team of scientists in a submarine deep under the north Pacific Ocean.

4 Times Trash Collectors Saved the Day

Jill Harness

From junk haulers to park workers to dump truck drivers, we owe a lot to those who keep our homes, parks, and streets clean—especially when they go out of their way to help people who have lost someth

Check Out Video of a Spectacular Solar Eruption

Erin McCarthy

On December 31, NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) satellite captured this stunning solar eruption, which occurred over the course of four hours.

The Missing Links: Getting on The Price Is Right

Colin Patrick

Come On Down Here’s how to get on The Price Is Right. * Something You May Actually Find in Area 51 Who knows if there are alien corpses or a wrecked UFO hidden in Area 51?

How Your Cup's Color Changes the Taste of Your Drink

The Week

By Jessica

Gorilla Expressions Could Point to the Origins of Human Laughter

Jill Harness

Next time you smile politely at a stranger, think of a gorilla baring his big pointy fangs while looking like he's just heard the best joke of his life.

Richard Feynman's "Ode to the Flower"

Chris Higgins

In 1981, physicist Richard Feynman was interviewed by the BBC. He told the story of his disagreement with an artist about who can better appreciate the beauty of a flower: artists or scientists.

Why Does Popcorn Pop?

Matt Soniak

First off, popcorn isn’t just any old corn. It’s a cultivated strain of flint corn known as zea mays everta.

Brain Game: Math Square #152

Today's Monday Math Square is the first one of the New Year for the mentalfloss.com Brain Game.

Morning Cup of Links: Discovering Birthday Cake

Miss Cellania

Evan began a lifetime of giving when he was seven years old and saved his allowance to donate to a cat shelter. That brought him more joy than all the candy his money could have bought.

Inside the Internet Archive

Chris Higgins

Weekend Links: Victorian Headless Photography

Allison Keene

From the Insane Logic Department: "Do Transformers have souls?

7 Other Famous Abbeys in England

Laura Turner Garrison

The most famous abbey in England right now is not actually an abbey at all — it’s a castle.

Decimal Time: How the French Made a 10-Hour Day

Chris Higgins

In 1793, the French smashed the old clock in favor of French Revolutionary Time: a 10-hour day, with 100 minutes per hour, and 100 seconds per minute.

How Science is Helping Paralyzed Dogs Walk Again

Jill Harness

Researchers recently discovered a technique to help some paralyzed dogs walk again.