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Some Bats Call “Dibs” on Food

Matt Soniak

It’s not just me and my brothers and sisters that warn each other to back off from our food: Scientists now think that bats do it, too.

Brain Game: Vroom!

Sandy Wood

How Far Does Mario Have to Run (and Swim) in Super Mario Bros.?

Nick Greene

In Super Mario Bros., Mario has a pretty rough day.

Watch Everything That Happens Behind the Scenes of An Episode of SNL

Colin Patrick

One of the American institutions cherished almost as much as watching Saturday Night Live each weekend is the habit of spending the following days complaining about how awful Saturday Night Live was t

5 Questions: Grandparental Guidance

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World War I Centennial: Tampico Incident Brings U.S., Mexico to Brink of War

Erik Sass

Charting the Many Varieties of Whiskey on One Giant Poster

Hannah Keyser

Over 200 kinds of whiskey are mapped by origin and style in this striking new poster from Pop Chart Lab.

The Most Interesting Comics of the Week

Rich Barrett

In celebration of the 80th anniversary of Flash Gordon, a brand new, more contemporary Flash Gordon comic.

mental_floss on YouTube: Bloopers Part 3!

Erin McCarthy

The Missing Links: Play With Your Food

Colin Patrick

Delightful Finds From Internet Archive Book Images

Miss Cellania

There’s a new Flickr account called Internet Archive Book Images. These are public domain images from books that have been digitized for posterity. We love it!

15 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About 'Army of Darkness'

Sean Hutchinson

Sam Raimi’s hilarious fantasy is always worth a closer look.

10 Wacky Whoppers About the Origins of Popular 18th Century Phrases

Judith B Herman

The history hoaxers are at it again. On the heels of “Life in the 1500s”—the viral email filled with phony phrase etymologies—comes another popular email loaded with even bigger whoppers.

The Rise and Fall of the Bullpen Car

Matt Soniak

8 of the Animal Kingdom’s Most Clever Problem Solvers

Who ever said Mr. Fix-it had to be human?