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What Would Mars Have Looked Like Covered in Water?

Erin McCarthy

The western hemisphere of Mars, with the volcano Olympus Mons on the horizon.

Can People Really Smell Fear?

Matt Soniak

Fictional characters, and even real-life folks, often talk about animals and people—particularly snarling dogs and knife-wielding lunatics—being able to “smell fear” on people.

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

The Bike-eating Tree A bicycle lost over 50 years ago has been found -five feet off the ground, swallowed by a tree.

The Key to Tasmanian Devil Survival? Being Less Aggressive

Jill Harness

Though they're delightfully adorable, Tasmanian devils don't have a reputation for being sweet and cuddly (just look at that Taz on Looney Tunes!).

Brain Game: Meet Tina

Please say hello to my friend Tina, whose likes and dislikes will help you solve today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Free-for-all Friday challenge.

Morning Cup of Links: Daily Disneyland

Miss Cellania

Employee training films are a treasure trove of weirdness.

The Late Movies: Guess The Theme 82

Mark Arminio

It's Thursday, it's late, it's time once again for the game that's sweeping the nation: GUESS THE THEME! All the clips below, in this case TV shows, have something in common.

Watch the Skull-Cutting Instructional Video Made for a Django Unchained Actor

Erin McCarthy

Quentin Tarantino often takes liberties with history in his films, and his latest, Django Unchained, is no exception.

NASA's Bizarre Plan to Drag an Asteroid into Orbit

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The Puking Robot That Helps Scientists Study Infectious Noroviruses

Erin McCarthy

Wikimedia Commons Norovirus might be the perfect human pathogen.

The Missing Links: A Hotel User's Guide

Colin Patrick

The Definitive Tarantino Chronological Pop Culture Reference

A Selection of 19-Year-Old Isaac Newton's Secret Sins

Lucas Reilly

In 1662, a 19-year-old Isaac Newton started carrying a leather-bound journal, which he used to track finances and work out math problems. But he also used it to hide something secret.

A Guided Tour of Space Station Alpha

Chris Higgins

Working on the International Space Station means three things: it's crowded, you have to exercise to combat the effects of zero gravity, and your hair goes nuts.

How a Nickel and a Paperboy Brought Down a Cold War Spy

Matt Soniak

In 1957, Vilyam "Willie" Genrikhovich Fisher (aka Rudolf Ivanovich Abel) was convicted of conspiracy to “act in the United States as an agent of a foreign government without notification to