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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.

The Missing Links: Stephen Colbert Has Money to Blow

Colin Patrick

10,000 Days Ago Yesterday: Ferris Snagged A Foul Ball According to this article, the events of the film Ferris Bueller’s Day Off took place exactly 10,000 days ago yesterday.

Can You Handle The Tooth? 10 Things You Didn't Know About Teeth

Amanda Green

The average adult has 28 to 32 teeth, depending on their "wise" set of third molars or lack thereof. But besides the importance of brushing and flossing, how well do you know your chompers?

Our Smarty Pants Magazine Made The New York Times Today

Jason English

Today in shameless self-promotion, here's a link to David Carr's latest piece, which is about our owner Felix Dennis and includes some nice coverage of our "smarty pants magazine":

Peter Cushing and His Miniature Soldiers

Chris Higgins

Peter Cushing is famous for his roles in the Hammer films, his portrayal of Sherlock Holmes, his roles in Doctor Who films, and later as Grand Moff Tarkin in Star Wars (among many other roles).

Why Is the Sound of Nails on a Chalkboard So Unpleasant?

Erin McCarthy

The act of scraping nails down a chalkboard creates a sound so awful that most people have an instantaneous reaction: A shiver runs up the spine, and they slap their hands over their ears.

Brain Game: Math Square #143

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

Morning Cup of Links: New York Mad Hatters

Miss Cellania

Senator George McGovern, the antiwar 1972 presidential candidate, died Sunday at age 90.

24 Useful Words From Laádan, a Language Invented to Express a Woman's Point of View

Arika Okrent

In 1981, author Suzette Haden Elgin was working on a speech when she began to wonder why feminist science fiction always portrayed either matriarchy, where women were superior to men, or androgyny, wh