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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.

DNA's Structure Photographed for the First Time

Erin McCarthy

Credit: Enzo Di Fabrizio To deduce the double helix structure of deoxribonucleic acid 59 years ago, scientists James Watson, Francis Crick, Maurice Wilkins, and Rosalind Franklin bounced X-rays off

What's the Most Bored You've Ever Been?

Jason English

On Fridays, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else's reply, whatever you want.

The Missing Links: Thriller Turns Thirty

Colin Patrick

November 30, 1982: Thriller Is

The 14 Video Games New York's MoMA Just Classified As Art

The Week

By Scott