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11 Facts About the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Balloons—And What It Takes To Inflate Them

Erin McCarthy

At its start in 1924 (when it celebrated Christmas!), the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade wasn't a high-flying event: It was organized by employees and featured animals from the Central Park

The Missing Links: Thanksgiving with the Davids

Colin Patrick

I’m Thankful For... Larry David. Larry David's Thanksgiving Special from Larry David * What’s the Diamond Capacity of Your Stomach? You never know for sure until you start

The 15 Most Popular Items in the Mental Floss Store

Mangesh & Jason

If you're looking for the perfect gift for the perfect geek, here are the 15 best-selling items in our store. 1. Obsessive Chef Cutting

Pilgrims Didn't Just Wear Black and White

Daven Hiskey

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

Mesmerizing Visualization of the Moon's Phases in 2013

Erin McCarthy

This mesmerizing animation, released by NASA, shows the phases of the Moon throughout the entirety of 2013, which are caused by the changing angle of the Sun as the Moon orbits the Earth.

What Do Grandfathers Have to Do With Clocks?

Ethan Trex

Great news, childless clock enthusiasts! These towering timekeepers don’t have anything to do with being a grandpa.

Brain Game: We Thank You All

Today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Wednesday Wordplay challenge is the final one this week, as we take a couple days off to give thanks for all we have.

Morning Cup of Links: Chubby Babies in Space!

Miss Cellania

Giving Thanks For Thanksgiving Turkeys.

The Late Movies: Songs About Whales

Erica Palan

In 1820, an 80-ton sperm whale attacked the Essex, a whaling ship from Nantucket, when it was 2,000 miles away from the western coast of South America.

The Word "Droid" is a Registered Trademark of LucasFilm Ltd.

Daven Hiskey

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

4 Big Differences Between Canadian and American Thanksgiving

Amanda Green

When you're sitting down for Turkey Day dinner, wow your relatives with factoids about a few of the differences between Canadian and American Thanksgiving.1. Canada probably did it

The Missing Links: Diabolical Villains Love Their Fruit Pies

Colin Patrick

The Boy Who Found A Dead President

4 Early American Politicians Rocked by Sex Scandals

Kathy Benjamin

General David Petraeus resigned his position and ended any hope of a run for the presidency over a sex scandal.

How to Build a Blue Whale Without Having Seen One: Part II

Matt Soniak

The 28-foot rear section of the 94-foot model of the blue whale being raised to join the front section in the Hall of Ocean Life in 1969. The two sections will be locked together.

8 Thanksgiving Flowcharts

Miss Cellania

Holidays, especially traditional family holidays, come loaded with many decisions to make. Luckily, flowcharts give us a geeky shortcut to making those decisions.