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Infographic Names 21 Emotions with No English Word Equivalents

Erin McCarthy

While we may have many words we can use to represent our emotions, there are some feelings that no English word can describe.

Brain Game: Baby Girl

Today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Wednesday Wordplay challenge is decidedly pink.

Morning Cup of Links: Zoo Cool

Miss Cellania

David Finlayson of the New York Philharmonic attached a GoPro camera to the slide of his trombone. The result is ridiculously mesmerizing.*The Scariest Scenes in Cinema.

The Late Movies: Six Really Strange Elvis Covers (Including Dolph Lundgren and Rod Blagojevich)

Erica Palan

There are some artists who write songs that are just begging to be covered. And Elvis—that's The King to you—is one of them.

7 Bizarre Objects Used in Jailhouse Smuggling Schemes

The Week

By Lauren HansenEven the lowest-security prisons will take precautions against smuggling, requiring visitors, for example, to check their belongings at the door.

The Missing Links: The Most Awkward Photos Ever

Colin Patrick

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5 Fictional Ways to Go Very Fast in Space

David W Brown

Space operas would be pretty boring without some way to go very far, very fast.

The First-Ever Footage of a Giant Squid in its Natural Habitat

Stacy Conradt

Image credit: Discovery Channel After centuries of hearing sailors’ sea monster tales and finding tentacle-y masses of flesh washed up on shores, scientists have finally managed to capture video of

8 Who Rose to the Challenge

Miss Cellania

Almost five years ago, I wrote 9 People Who Did It Anyway, about people who excelled in the exact activity they weren't supposed to be able to.

New Research Shows Mars-Bound Astronauts Need Their Sleep

Erin McCarthy

It might not be one giant leap for mankind, but a mission completed on November 4, 2011, is definitely one small step toward sending men to Mars.

How Do Smoke Alarms Work?

Matt Soniak

The smoke alarms in my apartment building are both ridiculously sensitive and ridiculously loud.

Brain Game: Your Goal

The National Hockey League is finally ready for action after an extended strike lockout, so here's a related mentalfloss.com Brain Game Tuesday Test Time challenge.

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.