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12 Deleted Wikipedia Pages With Freaky Titles

Chris Higgins

Getty Images You have to love a Wikipedia page bearing the goofy warning label: "This page contains material that is kept because it is considered humorous.

Why the Enterprise Could Never Go Underwater

Erin McCarthy

By now, you've probably seen the new trailer for J.J. Abrams' Star Trek Into Darkness, which features a stunning shot of the Enterprise rising up out of a body of water.

Five Hours Until 12-12-12

Jason English

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZshZp-cxKg To celebrate 12-12-12, we'll have a new 12-list up every hour, starting at 12:12am Eastern. Get

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?

The Week

By Peter

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.