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10 Things You Should Know About Ray Bradbury

Stacy Conradt

For such a visionary futurist whose predictions for the future often came true, Ray Bradbury was rather old-fashioned in many ways.

The Missing Links: The Bus Stops Here

Colin Patrick

12 Things I Recently Learned About Andre Agassi (from Andre Agassi)

Mangesh Hattikudur

When Andre Agassi’s autobiography Open came out in 2010, all of the hype I heard about it surrounded the fact that the tennis great had done meth and wore a hairpiece. I had low expectations.

Strange States: Alaska

Rob Lammle

The Strange States series will take you on a virtual tour of America to uncover the unusual people, places, things, and events that make this country such a unique place to call home.

A Tour of the Solar System

Chris Higgins

5 Sentences We Didn’t Expect to Read About Andy Murray

Mangesh Hattikudur

Mental_floss co-founder Mangesh Hattikudur is at the US Open today. Between matches, he'll be serving up some tennis history and random knowledge.

11 Offbeat Stats That Don't Show Up in the Box Score

Jason Plautz

These unofficial stats may not be as illuminating, but they're certainly more fun.

Martina Navratilova’s Formula for Success

Scott Allen

Is it OK to Shower in a Thunderstorm?

Matt Soniak

A reader wrote in to ask, “Is it safe to shower in a thunderstorm? Were my parents messing with me?”

5 Stats That Might Mean Less Than You Think

Jason Plautz

We're living in the golden age of statistics for sports geeks.

29 Vintage Photos of Dogs Being Man's Best Friend

Erin McCarthy

Happy National Dog Day!

Morning Cup of Links: When the Mask Makes the Movie

Miss Cellania

How Math and Lasers Can Make You a Better Golfer

Lucas Reilly

A few years ago, number crunchers and stat geeks infiltrated the MLB front offices and changed the way America’s pastime is played. Now they’re doing it to Scotland’s.

14 Swedish Words That Conflict With the Ikea Products They Name

Arika Okrent

There's a system to Ikea product naming that matches word categories to product categories. Then there are names that don't relate to the products in any way.

Last Week's Most Popular Stories

Jason English

In case you weren't obsessively refreshing mentalfloss.com all week, here's what you missed.