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Behind the Scenes of The Hobbit Post-Production

Erin McCarthy

Readying a film for theatrical release is a lengthy process that involves completing special and visual effects, editing scenes together, and even creating sequences from scratch—so it's no surpr

The Missing Links: Good (And Cute) Ways to Die

Colin Patrick

Animated Ways to Die This song is so catchy, and the ill-fated characters that dance along to it are just so lovable.

6 Pieces of Folksy Wisdom That Are Actually True

M Asher Cantrell

The holidays are here again. That means family, and family means listening to insane, ill-informed debates over every subject imaginable.

I'm Thinking of a Number Between 1 and 1,146

Jason English

The first person to correctly guess that number wins a free t-shirt from the mental_floss store.

5 Moments in Sauce History That Changed The Way We Eat

Michelle Said

Whether it’s the classic brunch staple Hollandaise or Guy Fieri’s Donkey Sauce, human beings have always seemed to have a love affair with condiments.

Our 15 Most Popular T-Shirts

Mangesh & Jason

Will Sitting Too Close To The TV Hurt Your Eyes?

Daven Hiskey

Daven Hiskey runs the wildly popular interesting fact website Today I Found Out. To subscribe to his “Daily Knowledge” newsletter, click

Looking at Cute Animals Makes You Work Harder

Jill Harness

If your boss has ever gotten on your back for looking at Cute Overload, I Can Has Cheezburger or any other site filled with pictures of adorable little animals, you can now defend your predilection fo

Brain Game: Math Square #148

We welcome the holiday season with a brand new Monday Math Square for today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game challenge.

Morning Cup of Links: Caffeine in Your Oatmeal

Miss Cellania

When you combine all the different colors of light, you get white light.

Download the New Issue of mental_floss Magazine!

Mangesh & Jason

The latest edition of mental_floss is now available in the iTunes store—and you can download it free! If you already have the mental_floss iPad app and you're having trouble downloading the ne

Weekend Links: The World's Worst Hotel

Allison Keene

Great long read: "Noam Chomsky on Where Artificial Intelligence Went Wrong." * In the series of "Animals!

13 Patents Designed to Build a Better Mustache

Erin McCarthy

You may have some buddies participating in Movember, an annual event that raises awareness of (and money for) men's health issues.

Last Week's Most Popular Stories

Jason English

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

Weekend Links: 10 Movies the Internet Killed

Allison Keene

Here before you I present: the bizarre alien creature that is the human vocal cords!