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7 Jobs Your Inner Child Would Love

Jake Rossen

Growing up often means prioritizing work over fun stuff. Unless, of course, your job involves nothing but fun stuff.

Incredible Colorized Slides of Africa from 1896

Erin McCarthy

In the late 1800s and early 1900s, naturalist and taxidermist Carl Akeley led a series of expeditions to Africa to collect specimens for the Field Museum. Here are a few highlights.

An Animated History of the Tulip

Chris Higgins

15 Weird Sample Dialogues from Old English Textbooks

Arika Okrent

These passages from old English textbooks aren't wrong—but they don't sound quite right, either.

Morning Cup of Links: The Year's Best Yearbook Shenanigans

Miss Cellania

The Late Movies: All About Lady Liberty

Erin McCarthy

Super Badass Pocket Protectors

Jamie Spatola

Welcome to our new series Floss:Handmade, where we showcase creative products we've added to the mental_floss store and the people who make them.

5 Actual Facts About the Science of Dreams

Maggie Ryan Sandford

We hope you'll sleep better knowing a little more about the science of dreams.

7 Animals That Are Better Color-Changers Than Chameleons

Mark Mancini

Chameleons are often described as the “quick-change artists” of the animal kingdom, rapidly altering the shade of their skins to blend into their environment.

14 Cakes Inspired By Scientific Concepts

Jill Harness

From geology to physics, we’ve got all sorts of scientifically inspired confections to satisfy your educated sweet tooth.

Brain Game: Math Square #175

Sandy Wood

The Missing Links: The $293 Million Nap

Colin Patrick

How Does the Man of Steel Shave? Let's Ask Mayim Bialik (Sponsored)

The Periodic Table of The Muppets

Meg Boeni

Finally—a way to map out a family that includes a frog, a pig, a beatnik, an alien, three near-identical chickens, and a "whatever."

Google's Balloon-Powered Internet Project

Chris Higgins