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The Missing Links: A Mobster With a Soft Side

Colin Patrick

10 Questionable Household Tips from the 19th-Century White House Staff

Adrienne Crezo

1600 Pennsylvania Avenue is a big place, and understandably the upkeep is a little more complicated than that of any typical suburban home.

6 Intelligence Agency Websites Geared Toward Children

David W Brown

The United States spends $80 billion annually on its intelligence community.

2,053 Nuclear Explosions in One Video

Chris Higgins

Artist Isao Hashimoto created an animation showing every nuclear test between 1945 (the first Manhattan Project test, called Trinity) and 1998 (a test in Pakistan). The total number?

Too Big to Fail: The Murderer Who Tried to Eat His Way Off Death Row

Matt Soniak

In the early 1950s, Donald Snyder was serving time in New York’s Green Haven Correctional Facility for auto theft. He escaped, but police were almost immediately on his trail.

Brain Game: Naked Fingers?

Today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Wednesday Wordplay challenge is a more-difficult-than-most word ladder.

Morning Cup of Links: Clean Your Iron

Miss Cellania

Even though corporations have unfilled job openings, they tend to not hire the unemployed.

What's the Difference Between Naked and Nude?

Kara Kovalchik

Technically speaking, naked implies that a person is unprotected or vulnerable. It also describes something that is unadorned or without embellishment, as in the oft-mentioned naked truth.

The Late Movies: Songs About Spies

Erica Palan

On this date in 1947, the National Security Council and the Central Intelligence Agency were established in the United States under the National Security Act.

Why Does Alcohol Cause the Spins?

Matt Soniak

You lie down to get some sleep after a long night of drinking, and the room seems to be spinning uncontrollably. What

The Missing Links: Ben Folds Five + The Muppets

Colin Patrick

A Shot of Reel Life FILMography holds up screenshots from famous films over the NYC locations where they were shot.

New York City’s Mad Bomber and His Patriotic Break

Matt Soniak

On November 16, 1940, an unattended wooden toolbox was discovered on a windowsill in the Consolidated Edison Company building at 4 Irving Place in Manhattan.

"Death and the Civil War" - Tonight on PBS

Chris Higgins

Tonight on the PBS series American Experience, Ric Burns brings us Death and the Civil War, a bleak and wrenching documentary about the 750,000 people who died in the American Civil War.

A Fresh Dozen Niche Blogs

Miss Cellania

When I notice there's quite a few of something interesting on the internet, I make a list of them and post it here.

Brain Game: King Me!

October brings with it an exciting presidential event here at mentalfloss.com. More on that soon.