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Isaac Newton: 17th-Century London’s Dirty Harry

Judy Dutton

The science titan wasn’t used to being outsmarted. But after two years of trying to shut down English counterfeiting, one underworld kingpin was still getting the better of

What Ever Happened to Acid Rain?

Matt Soniak

Back when I was a kid, life was pretty simple. Saturday morning cartoons were awesome, Ecto Cooler was abundant and the Soviet Union collapsed before they could drop any nukes on us.

Brain Game: Meet Doug

Please say hello to my buddy Doug, whose likes and dislikes will help you solve today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Free-for-all Friday challenge.

Morning Cup of Links: Presidents in Film

Andréa Fernandes

Miss Cellania is on vacation, so I’ll be filling in this week. Enjoy! Which presidents have been portrayed in film the most times?

The Late Movies: Guess The Theme 75

Mark Arminio

It's Thursday, it's late, it's time once again for the game that's sweeping the nation: GUESS THE THEME! All the clips below have something in common.

The Missing Links: Free Hot Pockets in Jersey

Colin Patrick

Photography That’s Part of This Nutritious Breakfast Cerealism uses crunchy breakfast treats to create interesting photographic landscapes.

Will There Be a Hurricane Sandy Baby Boom?

Matt Soniak

Last week, in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, readers @amyh914, @dauentina and ?@TheRealYadiM all asked if we should expect a spike in birth rates along the East Coat nine months from now—a mini-baby boo

The Jonestown Massacre: The Terrifying Origin of "Drinking the Kool-Aid"

Chris Higgins

Image by Flickr user David Goehring, used under Creative Commons license.The phrase "drink the Kool-Aid" is common in American business and politics.

Brain Game: Who Nose?

Enjoy today's open-ended mentalfloss.com Brain Game Think Thursday challenge.

There Are Only 22 Countries in the World That the British Haven’t Invaded

Matt Soniak

Of the almost 200 current member states (and one observer state) of the United Nations, the British have, at some point in history, invaded and established a military presence in 171 of them.This is w

Morning Cup of Links: The Times, They Are a-Changin'

Andréa Fernandes

Miss Cellania is on vacation, so I’ll be filling in this week.

The Late Movies: 20 Years of Presidential Victory and Concession Speeches

Chris Higgins

Last night, Americans watched as Barack Obama won his second term as president. Watching that speech, I was reminded that we see both victory speeches and concession speeches every four years.

Why Do Nebraska and Maine Split Electoral Votes?

Stacy Conradt

In the majority of the United States, one candidate gets all of the state’s electoral votes.

Is Puerto Rico on the Verge of Becoming the 51st State?

The Week

In the midst of Tuesday's mad rush of election news from all 50 states, one contest was largely lost in the shuffle: Puerto Rico's referendum on statehood, which could potentially make the C

The Missing Links: Pay Up, Will Ferrell

Colin Patrick

Time to Pay the Piper, Will Ferrell A crafty Imgur user has decided to call in his just reward from Will Ferrell, who made a series of lofty promises last week. As a citizen of the net, I think it