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Raising the Bar: 9 Even More Elaborate Proposals

Miss Cellania

The modern custom of the elaborate public surprise proposal gives us lots of smiles and a few vicarious tears of happiness, even if we wouldn't want such publicity for ourselves.

12 of the Most Distracting Extras in Movie History

Rudie Obias

16 Out-of-Context IKEA Instructions to Help You Live a Better Life

Nick Greene

17 More Offbeat Holidays and Anniversaries to Celebrate in January

Laura Turner Garrison

Forget weight loss and penny-pinching, make a resolution to keep this year a little more unconventional.

A Silly 2013 Fact to Ring in the New Year

Jason English

via @qikipedia: 2013 is the first year since 1987 where all four digits are different from one another.— Mental Floss (@mental_floss) January 1, 2013 Happy New

Morning Cup of Links: Hello 2013!

Miss Cellania

Today is the 150th anniversary of the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. And some are still arguing over the meaning of the document that changed our country. * 2012 In 4 Minutes.

10 Words 'The Simpsons' Made Famous

Roger Cormier

10 Female Gangsters You Should Know About

Kristy Puchko

8 Grand Yet Forgotten Profane Expressions

Therese Oneill

The Late Movies: Songs About Eagles Coach Andy Reid Getting Fired

Erica Palan

I've mentioned several times that I'm from Philadelphia and while I'm not a big football fan, it's awfully hard to miss the most talked-about story of the season: How awful the Eag

The Missing Links: '12 & '13

Colin Patrick

On Tap for 2013 What notable, or completely trivial, anniversaries will take place in the coming year, and how will they be covered? * Innovations Ahead in ‘13 The Smithsonian offers up a list

How to Make Your Own Marshmallows

Chris Higgins

You guys, you guys, you can make marshmallows at home! In this video from America's Test Kitchen, senior editor Louise Emerick shows you how it's done.

Fish Markets: Cooperation and Competition in the Undersea "Economy"

Matt Soniak

You probably know that hermit crabs live in shells.

36 Bizarre Things Ceremonially Dropped on New Year’s Eve

Stacy Conradt

Image credit: Matt Smith/Express-Times /Landov Don’t live anywhere near New York City, but still desperate to see something - anything - drop during a countdown to 2013 on New Year’s Eve? We can

The 15 Most Popular mental_floss Quizzes of 2012

Jason English

Run out the clock on 2012 by taking the best quizzes we posted this year. 1. Name the 11 Sitcoms That Lasted 250 Episodes (Since 1960), by Sandy Wood * 2.