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Gamera, the Human-Powered Helicopter from Maryland

Chris Higgins

The Sikorsky Prize has been unclaimed since its establishment in 1980.

A Brief History of Political Halloween Masks (and What They Tell Us About the Election)

Amanda Green

You can't visit a Halloween store without seeing the vinyl visages of Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.

Brain Game: Boy or Girl?

Enjoy a new Word Ladder puzzle as today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Wednesday Wordplay challenge.

Morning Cup of Links: Pumpkin Zombie

Miss Cellania

Frank Tanabe is a 93-year-old veteran with terminal cancer who considered it his patriotic duty to cast his absentee ballot.

25 Fun Size Facts About Classic Halloween Candy

Jason English

Yesterday we took an impromptu field trip to a magical place called Economy Candy on the Lower East Side. The place was packed with people, candy, and nostalgia.

The Late Movies: Watch 6 Full Episodes of The Smurfs

Erica Palan

The Smurfs—those lovable little blue imps from 1980s TV—began as a Belgian comic and television franchise.

The Missing Links: Ketchup Goes Kaboom

Colin Patrick

The Man That Cues the Laughter Wally Feresten has been holding up cue cards for cast members and nervous guest hosts on Saturday Night Live for 22 years. * Bullfighting: In Pictures No matter

On The Table With One of History’s Most Infamous Surgeons

Matt Soniak

Imagine lying on a table in a old-school operating room.

Ira Glass on How to Make Balloon Animals...and Relationships

Chris Higgins

So This American Life host Ira Glass made an eighteen-minute video about how to make balloon animals, contributing to Rookie Magazine.

What's Up With "10-4" And Other Radio Lingo?

Matt Soniak

Reader and frequent question-asker Nate J.

Tituba, the Early American Witch

Miss Cellania

Barring fictional characters, a slave named Tituba is America's most famous "witch." She was there at Ground Zero in the case of the Salem Witch Trials of 1692.

Brain Game: A Nu Challenge

Last week's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Tuesday Test Time challenge asked about the four letters of the Greek alphabet that were represented by two-letter English names.

Morning Cup of Links: Old Movies, Dictators, and Fish

Miss Cellania

Apparently coloring your hair with chalk is a thing.

The Late Movies: The Supremes A' Go-Go

Andréa Fernandes

On October 22, 1966, The Supremes became the first all-female group to reach the number one spot on the Billboard 200 album charts with their album The Supremes A' Go-Go.

24 Pictures of Adorable Cats And Dogs From Meet The Breeds 2012

Erin McCarthy

Each year, the American Kennel Club throws Meet the Breeds in New York City's Jacob Javits Center.