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The Time That Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis Opened Competing Restaurants on the Sunset Strip

Bill DeMain

From 1946 to 1956, Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis were show business supernovas.

Trivia Contest With Pat Kiernan Starts Now!

Pat Kiernan

UPDATE: Congratulations to Drew Scheeler, who was the first person to submit all the correct answers, and thanks to everyone for participating! You may have heard that I'm teaming up with

Making Dinosaur Sounds for Jurassic Park

Chris Higgins

How do you make a dinosaur roar, when we have no idea what dinosaurs actually sounded like? The sound designers for Jurassic Park recorded living animals and combined them.

Come Back At Noon For Our Trivia Contest With Pat Kiernan!

Erin McCarthy

Today's the day! At noon EST, we'll be holding a video trivia contest with NY1 anchor Pat Kiernan. There will be prizes—so make sure to come back then and test your smarts.

Brain Game: The Scrabble Screw

Last week's open-ended mentalfloss.com Brain Game Think Thursday challenge went so well, we thought we'd try it again. Have you ever played Scrabble, and opened the game with an utterly h

Morning Cup of Links: Judging Cats and Dogs

Miss Cellania

Why you should teach your kids to talk to strangers. Sometimes a stranger can be a lifesaver. * Can You Judge A Cat By Its Color?

Bill Cosby's "To Russell, My Brother, Whom I Slept With"

the mag

This story was written by Adam Frucci and originally appeared in mental_floss magazine as part of our 101 Masterpieces series. Download our new iPad app and get a free

The Late Movies: SimCity

Chris Higgins

A new version of SimCity is coming in March 2013.

The Missing Links: Soda Packs a Punch

Colin Patrick

Whatever Happened to Predictability? Allow two-time Academy Award winner Tom Hanks to fill you in.

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.