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How Far Can You Drive on Empty?

Ethan Trex

Gas lines are currently stretched across New Jersey and other states hit by Hurricane Sandy.

The Missing Links: Indoor Clouds At Last!

Colin Patrick

Is George Lucas Crazy? Crazy like a fox. A very, very generous, education-loving fox.

10 Legendary Monsters of North America: Part Two

Miss Cellania

Legendary monsters live wherever there are people to tell the tales to -including North America, where there are many more than will fit into one post.

From Classics to Graphics: 6 Literary Masterpieces Turned Into Graphic Novels

Amanda Green

Abridging classic novels for younger readers is nothing new.

How Do Blood Pressure Tests Work, And What Do Those Numbers Mean?

Matt Soniak

Getting your blood pressure taken is a standard part of most visits to the doctor, but the details might seem mysterious—so read on.What It IsBlood pressure (BP) is the force exerted by circulating bl

"Moonlight Sonata" in a Bus Station

Chris Higgins

Can you play Beethoven's "Moonlight Sonata" on piano?

11 NaNoWriMo Books That Have Been Published

Stacy Conradt

It’s November, of course, and while that means turkey, football and marathon shopping for some, it’s a month of being hunched over at a laptop slurping cup after cup of caffeine for others. Yep - i

Brain Game: The Long Weekend

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, Hallowe'en, and moving into a new home (something that isn't nearly as much fun at age 45 as it was at age 25), the mentalfloss.com Brain Game is taking

Morning Cup of Links: Nice and Logical

Miss Cellania

In Manhattan, a bucket brigade of a dozen people carried diesel fuel up 17 flights of stairs to keep a data center generator going.

15 Offbeat Holidays You Can Celebrate in November

Laura Turner Garrison

Turkey day may be the main event in the second-to-last month of the year, but there are plenty of unusual holidays to fill your November days with celebration. 1.

The Late Movies: Halloween

Chris Higgins

It's Halloween, in case you hadn't noticed. Let's look at my favorite Halloween-ish videos! Tim Burton - "Vincent" From 1982, narrated by Vincent Price.

11 Delightfully Strange And Wonderful Sci-Fi Tattoos

Jill Harness

We've featured great geek tattoos, librarian tattoos, internet tattoos and tattoos from Comic Con, but if you just can't get enough geeky ink, then you should definitely check out Oddee'

14 Weird Old Photos Of People Wearing Masks

Erin McCarthy

Whether these people were donning masks to celebrate Halloween, Thanksgiving (more on that later), or a fancy dress party, or to safely perform a medical procedure or act in a play, the results are sp

13 More Great Kickstarter Projects

Andréa Fernandes

For the past two months, we've rounded up flossy projects on Kickstarter, the kind of projects our readers would love.

Scientific Reasons to Respect Light Beer

the mag

This story was written by Jed Lipinski, with photography by Tim Soter, and originally appeared in mental_floss magazine. Download our new iPad app and get a free