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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

The Missing Links: Perfect Pop Culture Pumpkins

Colin Patrick

We’re Gonna Need A Bigger Pump Check out this video taken by MTA of a water-filled New York subway. So, where will all of the subway rats go? * We’re Gonna Need A Better Pumpkin If you

7 Shelter Dogs That Saved Lives

Jill Harness

Did you know October is National Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month?

How Will We Vote If There's A Disaster On Election Day?

Erin McCarthy

In a briefing after Hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast on Tuesday, a reporter asked New Jersey Governor Chris Christie the question that was probably on many minds: What about Election Day?

Behold Pumpktris, the Tetris Jack-o'-Lantern

Chris Higgins

Let's face it -- we've all wanted to play Tetris on a pumpkin, using the stem as a joystick. Wait, that's just me?

Is It Legal To Kill A Zombie?

Jill Harness

Like the Shaun of the Dead slogan says, "aim for the head." But before you start readying your zombie apocalypse weapon of choice, you'd better find out if you're going to get in t

Brain Game: Water, Water Everywhere

The photograph of a crane dangling dangerously above Manhattan is one of the iconic images of the damage Hurricane Sandy caused along the East Coast.

Morning Cup of Links: Disney Princess Leia

Miss Cellania

A Worldwide Celebration Of Halloween. Because customs spread faster when they involve candy! * The science of a zombie apocalypse.

The Late Movies: Six Songs Inspired by Hurricane Sandy

Erica Palan

First: If you're one of our readers in New Jersey, Delaware, New York, or any of the other areas impacted by Hurricane Sandy, our thoughts are with you.

A Paranormal Activity-Style Engagement...At Disneyland

Stacy Conradt

Just in time to give your spine a little tingle for Halloween, filmmakers Josh and Jeremiah Daws have captured a Disneyland marriage proposal gone horribly awry.

The Missing Links: An 18-Mile Ice Cube

Colin Patrick

The HMS Bounty Is

What Were They Thinking?: The Psychology of Riding Out the Storm

Matt Soniak

Last night we put the call out for readers’ nagging hurricane questions.

10 Fake Photos of Hurricane Sandy That Went Viral

The Week

Among the stunning photos of Hurricane Sandy, a number of fakes also went viral.

5 Books Dictated From Beyond the Grave

Stacy Conradt

It’s really hard to write a book; it’s even harder to sell one.

How Do We Break a Presidential Election Tie?

Chris Higgins

Storm-related news aside, here's an interesting question about next week's US election: What happens if there's a tie? Within the Electoral College, there are 538 electors.