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Morning Cup of Links: Nintendope

Miss Cellania

Where Is the Best Place to Be Born in 2013? The rankings are out, based on opportunities and quality-of-life issues. * Nintendope: A Brief History of Nintendo.

The Only Footage of Mark Twain in Existence

Lucas Reilly

Thomas Edison once said, “An average American loves his family. If he has any love left over for some other person, he generally selects Mark Twain."

This Dog Did Not Care for Our Latest Issue

Jason English

At least it wasn't the iPad edition. Phineas, we're sending a replacement. Be gentle. And for the rest of you, pictures of your pets posing with mental_floss are always

The Late Movies: Guess The Theme 77

Mark Arminio

It's Thursday, it's late, it's time once again for the game that's sweeping the nation: GUESS THE THEME! All the clips below have something in common.

Diana Beltran Herrera Turns Paper Into Nature

Jill Harness

When you're swimming in a sea of papers, there is something inherently relaxing about seeing a fish that could easily navigate the ocean of paperwork on your

Spotted: The Largest Black Hole Ever Seen

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The Missing Links: What Became of Edison's Last Breath

Colin Patrick

The Big Apple’s Biggest Voices Flavorwire has put together an incredible list of New York’s 100 Most Important Living Writers.

17 Amazingly Geeky Wedding Cakes

Jill Harness

We’ve covered all sorts of geeky wedding topics, including invitations, dresses and rings, and cakes celebrating all kinds of occasions (including divorce).

5 Stars Who Badmouthed Their Own TV Shows

Kara Kovalchik

Two and a Half Men’s Angus T. Jones isn’t the first actor to publicly bash his own show.

10 Horrible Things We Do to Teddy Bears

Miss Cellania

I would like to draw your attention to a horrible epidemic of toy abuse.

45 Everyday Words that Mean Something Different to WWII Navy Veterans

Matt Soniak

For most folks, the abdomen is the part of the body between the chest and the pelvis.

How Did 6 Feet Become the Standard Grave Depth?

Matt Soniak

It all started with the plague: The origins of “six feet under” come from a 1665 outbreak in England.

Brain Game: Field of Dreams

Enjoy today's open-ended mentalfloss.com Brain Game Think Thursday challenge.

Morning Cup of Links: The Power of Introverts

Miss Cellania

Summarize The Simpsons in 10 episodes?

The Late Movies: The Ramones

Matt Soniak

Sure, the Stooges came first, and Green Day blew up to the point where they had a Broadway show, but the Ramones will always be, at least to me, the definitive American punk rock band.