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John Hodgman's Powerful Documentary: "Hobo Matters"

Chris Higgins

"They called it the war to end all wars. The called it the London Fire. They called it the Trail of Tears. But they were all wrong.

We Need Your Help on a Super Secret Project

Jason English

Mangesh and I are planning something big and participatory and we need your help!

Brain Game: Math Square #149

Here's a brand new Monday Math Square for today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game challenge.

Morning Cup of Links: Pink and Purple Toys

Miss Cellania

Bo Obama Inspects the White House’s Holiday Decorations.

Take This mental_floss Reader Panel Survey!

Erin McCarthy

Hey Flossers! A couple of months ago, we posted about the mental_floss reader panel, which we hope will help us do a better job of entertaining and making you smarter in the future.

What is a Pigeonhole?

Matt Soniak

“What exactly is a pigeonhole anyway?" semi-creepy fast food mascot Jack in the Box wondered on Twitter last month.

These Were Our 10 Most Popular Stories in November

Jason English

The pageviews have been counted! Here's a look at last month's most-read mentalfloss.com

Weekend Links: Pac-Man on Saturn's Moon

Allison Keene

A Lego ramen soup that confuses my stomach.

The Weird Things That Some Bacteria Eat

Jill Harness

You probably know that bacteria are everywhere, but you might not be aware of just how many ways bacteria help us, just by eating.

Last Week's Most Popular Stories

Jason English

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

The Time Teddy Roosevelt Saved Football

the mag

After 18 players died on the field, the president decided it was time to change the game.

Weekend Links: Giant Underground Machinery

Allison Keene

Do you prefer silence or a buzzing coffee shop while you work?

Are These The Most Gorgeous Jellyfish Pictures Ever?

Jill Harness

While plenty of great nature photographers are professionals, it seems only logical that having a professional knowledge of the species you're shooting would only help make your images that much

25 Wonderful Words and Phrases We Learned in 2012

Jason English

In 2012, we invested in dictionaries. Old dictionaries. Slang dictionaries, mostly, and often we didn't have to invest much.

The Late Movies: Habanera

Miss Cellania

"Habanera" is an aria from the opera Carmen by Georges Bizet.