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The Missing Links: Craig's Job List Needs Work

Colin Patrick

I Thought I Understood What Was Happening And then, well, I'm not sure I do. * I Thought I Understood Gravity, Too I’m not sure I understand anything now. * Craig Should Finesse

MythBuster Adam Savage Isn't Done with the Dodo

Erin McCarthy

MythBuster Adam Savage's obsession with the dodo is well-documented, thanks to a TED talk he gave about his methodical recreation of the extinct bird's skeleton—not an easy task, since no co

Alton Brown on the History of Eggnog

Alton Brown

Our resident food expert spills the history of his favorite creamy holiday

Dirty Laundry and Civil War Espionage

Matt Soniak

During the American Civil War, the Union Army quickly figured out how to play Confederates’ own prejudices against them.

The Good, The Bad, and the Turkey: 8 Packaged Foods in Seasonal Flavors

Amanda Green

Pumpkin pie ice cream, peppermint potato chips,and gravy-flavored sodas—'tis the season for gimmicky packaged foods.

A Very Special Message from Space Station Alpha

Chris Higgins

In the timelapse video "Further Up Yonder," we hear snippets of speech from the crew of the International Space Station, also known as Space Station Alpha.

10 Thoroughly Modern Menorahs

Miss Cellania

The beginning of Hanukkah is only a couple days from now -do you know where your chanukiyah, the nine-branch menorah, is?

Music History #14: "Marie Provost"

Bill DeMain

“Marie Provost” Written by Nick Lowe (1978) Performed by Nick Lowe The

When and Where Was the First Car Accident?

Matt Soniak

That depends on how you define a “car.” In 1869, Irish scientist Mary Ward was riding in a steam-powered automobile built by her cousins.

What James Cameron Found at the Deepest Known Point in the Ocean

Erin McCarthy

When Titanic and Avatar director James Cameron surfaced from his record-breaking solo dive to the deepest known point in the world’s oceans, Challenger Deep, on March 26 this year, he said the environ

Brain Game: Think Big

You only need come up with a number to solve today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Think Thursday challenge: When counting integers 1, 2, 3, and so on, what is the first number that, when spelle

Morning Cup of Links: Disappearing Millionaires

Miss Cellania

If you believe the world will end when the Mayan calendar does, you may also believe that Bugarach, France, is the world's safest place.

The Late Movies: The Unicycling Bagpiper of Portland...The "Unipiper"

Chris Higgins

Portland, Oregon is well-known for being weird.

11 Internet-Related Plots from '90s TV Shows

Stacy Conradt

What was cutting edge at the time seems clunkier than Zack Morris’ cell phone today. So fire up that old modem and enjoy the dated technology of your favorite '90s shows.

The Missing Links: Lost in the Triangle

Colin Patrick

This Face Sums Up Most Responses To This An NBA team is ready to change its name to the Pelicans—one of the most ferocious, fear-inducing mascots ever. * The Not-As-Awkward Family Photos The i