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Brain Game: Flippin' Whigs

October brings with it an exciting presidential event here at mentalfloss.com; more on that very soon!

Morning Cup of Links: Feline Film Favorites

Miss Cellania

The Shameful History of WWII Japanese American Internment. Shameful, but no longer swept under the rug as it was a few decades ago. * Cats Act Out Their Favorite Movies. I forgot how funny E.T.

The Late Movies: Wonderful Book Trailers

Andréa Fernandes

I love how creative the book industry's marketing efforts have become.

43 Sesame Street Facts for the 43rd Season

Jason English

Today Sesame Street kicked off its 43rd season. We're big fans of the Street, and to prove it, here are some of our favorite Sesame facts from previous stories and our Amazing Fact

Witchcraft and the Art of Winemaking

Matt Soniak

Maybe you’ve heard a bad bottle of wine being described as “corked.” This is the fault of TCA, a chemical compound that contaminates wine barrels and corks, giving vino an odor similar to Grandma’s di

Why Is it so Hard for Pandas to Get Pregnant?

Erin McCarthy

In the wild, giant panda mating occurs just as nature specials would have you believe.

25 Beautiful Vintage Theater Posters

Jill Harness

The great thing about looking at vintage theater posters is that they not only show us the importance of theater in the time before television, but they also show us what captured the interests of peo

Did Blowing into Nintendo Cartridges Really Help?

Chris Higgins

When I was a kid with a Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), sometimes my games wouldn't load.

Brain Game: Math Square #139

Here's the mentalfloss.com Brain Game Monday Math Square challenge: Place the digits 1 through 9 in the white blanks so that the mathematical equations work both across and down.

Morning Cup of Links: Puppet Proposal

Miss Cellania

The Emmy Awards were handed out last night. Who cares

Last Week's Most Popular Stories

Jason English

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

How to Taste Coffee

Chris Higgins

Coffee cupping is like wine tasting -- but for coffee.

Weekend Links: 50 Greatest Chase Sequences

Allison Keene

No "best of" list is going to be exhaustive or totally inclusive and they usually deserve a little side-eye but nevertheless this 20 Best Small Towns in America feature is pretty interesting

The Jetsons Premiered 50 Years Ago Today

Jason English

If you're wondering when we'll be getting flying cars and robot maids, the show was set in 2062.

12 Cat-Related Patents That Are Really Quite Bizarre

Erin McCarthy

To visit Google's patent website is to lose yourself in a black hole of totally weird wannabe inventions—a surprising number of which are for your feline friends.