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What Does a U.S. Ambassador Do?

Kara Kovalchik

Christopher Stevens, the U.S. Ambassador to Libya, was killed last night along with three other Americans when an Islamist mob stormed the American Consulate in Benghazi.

The Creepiest Spider Videos You'll Ever See

Chris Higgins

If you're even slightly arachnophobic, stop reading right now. Wait, you're still reading this? Okay, fine, let's chat.

The Missing Links: Growing Soccer Balls in a Lab

Colin Patrick

Tom Hanks Clearly Loved Michael Clarke Duncan And this story he told at Duncan's memorial makes them both even more likable. * Mad Science: They’re Growing Soccer Balls From Pig Bladde

Why Does Your Stomach Growl?

Matt Soniak

The growlings in your gut are known as borborygmi among people who like to use technical terms, a cool little word we picked up from the Greek borboryzein ("to

5 Remarkable Things Discovered Under Parking Lots

David W Brown

There’s more to the common parking lot than broken beer bottles and fender benders from that guy who was texting.

Brain Game: Raking Bad

Autumn is on the horizon, so here's a related word ladder puzzle for today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Wednesday Wordplay challenge: By changing one letter in each step to form English w

Morning Cup of Links: Elvish Poetry

Miss Cellania

In 1970, 45 female Newsweek employees sued the magazine for discrimination.

24 Awesome Librarian Tattoos

Jill Harness

Librarians with tattoos celebrating their career choice.

10 Places and the Words They Inspired

Jason Plautz

1. Buncombe County, North

11 Monarchs Who Went Insane

Stacy Conradt

With election season in full swing, perhaps it’s time to take a step back and be glad that neither candidate makes out with corpses or thinks they have bones made of glass.

How 11 Classic TV Stars Got Their Big Breaks

Kara Kovalchik

You never know which little role is going to lead to the first big one. Here are the defining moments that helped 11 stars of classic TV shows to land their first major breaks: 1.

Free Shipping Ends at Midnight!

Jason English

The Late Movies: Songs Inspired by 9/11

Erica Palan

Eleven years ago today, America was attacked by terrorists. Artists around the world channeled their feelings about the tragedy into songs.

10 Toys You Only Played With at the Doctor's Office

Hillary Buckholtz

The best part of going to the doctor's office as a kid.

The Missing Links: These Campaign Websites Are So 90s

Colin Patrick

Climbing the World Trade Center Don’t ever say a reporter’s job is easy: Two years before the official opening of the Twin Towers in 1973, PopSci reporter Robert Gannon visited the 110-story const