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Why Can't We Predict Earthquakes?

Erin McCarthy

The ruins of San Francisco's City Hall after the 1906 earthquake and fire.

Brain Game: Math Square #146

Here's a brand new Monday Math Square challenge for today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game.

Morning Cup of Links: Boozy Holiday Desserts

Miss Cellania

Yesterday would have been Kurt Vonnegut's 90th birthday.

11 Things You Might Not Know About the U.S. Army

David W Brown

Today the U.S. Army is celebrating its 240th birthday.

Weekend Links: The First Meme

Allison Keene

Was Le Cochon Danseur (The Dancing Pig) the first meme? If you haven't seen it, you really must.

Here's a Really Fancy Prosthetic Hand

Chris Higgins

In this brief tech demo, Nigel Ackland shows off his new prosthetic hand, the bebionic v3.

Last Week's Most Popular Stories

Jason English

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

Win a Wreck-It Ralph Prize Pack!

Jason English

(c) 2012 Disney Enterprises, Inc. We've got a great big Wreck-It Ralph giveaway happening tonight on Twitter.

15 Behind-the-Scenes Secrets of Wreck-It Ralph

Stacy Conradt

All images (c) 2012 Disney Enterprises, Inc As a Disney geek and former Nintendo addict, I was fired up for Wreck-It Ralph when I heard about it at the D23 Convention last year.

How Malcolm Gladwell Ruined a Friendship By Singing a Song

Chris Higgins

In this live story from The Moth, Malcolm Gladwell explains how he ruined his friendship with his college friend Craig.

Weekend Links: A Hamburger in Space

Allison Keene

This "Should You Leave The Shower?" flowchart describes me more or less every day.

The Wisconsin Town That Didn't Learn English for Five Generations

Arika Okrent

The story of Hustisford looks very much like the story people usually tell about their immigrant ancestors. But in this story, there's a twist.

007 Behind-the-Scenes Facts About Skyfall

The Week

Skyfall — the 23rd entry in the James Bond franchise and the third to star Daniel Craig — hit U.S.

World War I Centennial: The Greeks Capture Salonika

Erik Sass

Installment #43: After simultaneous defeats at Kirk Kilisse and Kumanovo, October 22-24, 1912, the Ottoman Empire’s plan for defending its European territories collapsed.

The Missing Links: Lots O' Lincoln

Colin Patrick

I’m Just A Little Bit Excited For Lincoln As the father of 3-year-old and 1-year-old boys, I only vaguely recall what the inside of a movie theatre looks like.