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What I Think About Every Time We Talk About Magazine Covers

Jason English


Why People Vomit

Kara Kovalchik

We don’t mean the triggers — though that could be a fun post — but the actual physical process.

The Missing Links: A How-To Guide for Playboy Bunnies

Colin Patrick

The 1968 Playboy Club Bunny Manual Be mindful of the rules of Bunny Behavior so you won’t have to have a “Personal Meeting with the Bunny Mother.” * If They Tore A Stitch, Then You Must Snitch

The "Smokey Bear Effect"

Chris Higgins

Smokey Bear was created by the U.S. Forest Service in an attempt to prevent forest fires -- and it worked too well.

Brain Game: Math Square #137

Cooling weather, kids in school, leaves falling, and Monday Night Football. All is right with the world.

Morning Cup of Links: Geofractals

Miss Cellania

Television’s 10 Most Epic NOOOOOOOOO Moments. I hear this contains spoilers.

Adams vs. Jefferson: The Birth of Negative Campaigning in the U.S.

the mag

Negative campaigning in the United States can be traced back to John Adams and Thomas Jefferson.

The Life and Times of America's First Murderer

Matt Soniak

John Billington isn’t a household name today, but when Englishmen started settling in the New World, he became infamous as the colonies’ first convicted

Why Can You Taste Your Eye Drops?

Matt Soniak

A friend of mine recently got pinkeye. Whenever she put in her eye drops, she noticed a distinct and very unpleasant taste on the back of her tongue. What’s up with

The Non-Football Jobs of 12 Coaching Legends

Ethan Trex

Most coaches spend their entire lives coaching in some capacity, but a few of the all-time greats have gotten some interesting paychecks outside of football.

Weekend Links: Life in the Year 1555

Allison Keene

Even if you aren't familiar with ESPN pundit John Clayton, you will still appreciate the weird humor of this SportsCenter promo that features him.

Mars Curiosity Rover's Gears - Made in the USA

Chris Higgins

In this video, we learn about the Forest City Gear factory in Rockford, Illinois where all the gears and other moving parts for the Curiosity rover were made.

The Week's Most Popular Stories

Jason English

In case you weren't obsessively refreshing mentalfloss.com all week, here's what you

Let's Make Spin Art!

Chris Higgins

It's Saturday. It's summer.

Sleeping Beauty Syndrome: The Disorder Where You Sleep All Day

Dan Lewis

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