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The Missing Links: Hasta La Pasta

Colin Patrick

My New Favorite Twitter Feed: Modern

The Best Gifts For The Worst People You Know

Jill Harness

Looking for the perfect holiday gift to give to that special someone you just can't stand?

10 Odd and Awesome 2013 Calendars

Miss Cellania

The calendar you hang on your wall or set on your desk can say a lot about what kind of person you are.

Are Poinsettias as Dangerous as Everyone Says?

Matt Soniak

Poinsettias are as indispensable to Christmas as evergreen trees and mistletoe.

12 Horrible Gobbledygook Words We Reluctantly Accepted

Arika Okrent

Years ago these words were considered hideous jargon, but over time we grew to accept them.

Brain Game: Counting Counties

You can answer today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Tuesday Test Time challenge with the name of a U.S. state. Good luck: Texas has more counties than any other U.S.

Morning Cup of Links: Duck Crossing

Miss Cellania

A Very Brony Hannukah.

The Late Movies: Eerie, Indiana

Erica Palan

On December 11, 1816, Indiana became the 19th state.

What Killed The Dinner Party?

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The Missing Links: Sky Blue & Ice Blue

Colin Patrick

Bilbo Baggins vs. Thorin Oakenshield A real-life attorney evaluates the legal contract of one famous ring-carrying Hobbit to see if it would have held up in a court of law.

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Erin McCarthy

A couple of years ago, we launched a daily newsletter, Watercooler Ammo, that drops science, trivia, and quirky news into inboxes daily.

Music History #15: "Enola Gay"

Bill DeMain

“Enola Gay” Written by Andy McCluskey (1980) Performed by Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (better known as OMD) The

Question for the Group: How Do Free Conference Call Companies Make Money?

Jason English

I'm on a conference call and curious, but it would be rude to do the research. (Posting this of course is not at all rude.) Anyone

Preserving the President: Abraham Lincoln, Grave Robbers, and an Excellent Embalmer

Matt Soniak

President Lincoln's funeral train in Philidelphia near the start of its 13 day journey from Washington to Springfield.