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Morning Cup of Links: Laugh Tracks

Miss Cellania

Public schools are experimenting with classes segregated by sex. On the one hand, it eliminates some student stress and inhibitions.

The Disputed History of the Tarzan Yell

Bill DeMain

Johnny Weissmuller made it famous. Carol Burnett made it funny. But the origin of Hollywood’s iconic jungle cry is shrouded in

11 Internet Tattoos

Jill Harness

While I may be a tattooed professional blogger, I’ve never been driven to get a tattoo of something related to the internet—especially given how fast things fizzle out online.

4 Royal Scandals Juicier Than Prince Harry's Strip Billiards

Kathy Benjamin

A few days ago, photos of Prince Harry cavorting naked with a blonde hit the web.

Why Can't You Remember Being a Baby?

Julia Davis

There are probably blackout periods you can’t remember at all from your childhood, and the memories you do have are likely hazy and garbled.

The Late Movies: Smarter Every Day - Slo-Mo Science Videos

Chris Higgins

Missile engineer Destin (last name undisclosed) made waves a few weeks back with his video explaining Why Cats Usually Land on Their Feet.

How Does Aspirin Help During a Heart Attack?

Kara Kovalchik

The heart is the most important muscle in the body, so it seems like something of a marketing ploy by the folks at Bayer to suggest that something so simple as a humble aspirin tablet can be of any us

The Missing Links: Is Lake Erie Wrecking English?

Colin Patrick

Stickmen May Not Have Organs, But They Do Have Feelings The plight of the stickman doesn’t get nearly enough attention these days.

World War I Centennial: Even Bigger Battleships, Part II

Erik Sass

Installment #32: In the early years of the 20th century, the United States, a burgeoning industrial power, looked to protect its booming overseas commerce with a powerful navy.

10 Amazing Art-Inspired Cakes

Jill Harness

It’s pretty hard to argue that modern cake decorators aren’t artists, especially when you look at some of their takes on games, horror movies and children’s stories.

How Movie Effects Fool Your Brain

Chris Higgins

In this funny 15-minute TED Talk, special effects guru Rob Legato explains, shot by shot, how he made visual effects work in Apollo 13, Titanic, and Hugo.

Could You Deposit One of Those Giant Novelty Checks?

Matt Soniak

Win a golf tournament, a sweepstakes or the lottery, and you usually get two things: One regular check for your winnings and one oversized cardboard one for photo opportunities and framing above your

Brain Game: The Reel Life

Cast your line and see if you can land today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Wednesday Wordplay challenge: By changing one letter in each step to form English words, and leaving all other letters

Morning Cup of Links: Pixel Rain

Miss Cellania

This year's college freshmen were born in 1994, and seeing the world from their point of view will make you feel old.

The Late Movies: Usain Bolt Is the Fastest Man Ever

Erica Palan

Today, the fastest man ever turns 26 years old. Olympic hero Usain Bolt was born in Jamaica on this day in 1986.