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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.

8 Great Moments in the History of Editing

the mag

by David Wanczyk Novels, movies, cartoons, tattoos ... everything is better on the second

The Missing Links: The Pop Culture Detective Cracks the Case

Colin Patrick

Please Don’t Swear to God.

Did Wilt Chamberlain Really Sleep With 20,000 Women?

Eddie Deezen

Wilt Chamberlain was born on this date in 1936. Let's check his math on his most famous

How Did the Chicken Cross the Ocean?

Matt Soniak

At some point in the last few thousand years, someone in India or Southeast Asia decided to try catching one of the wild fowl than ran through the jungles and roosted up in the trees.

Green Beans are Good for Your Heart

Miss Cellania

Over the years, you've been subjected treated to tales from my garden. We've had posts about tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, pumpkins (actually two about pumpkins), and corn.

Brain Game: Doughy Dragon

Today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Tuesday Test Time challenge provides the scrambled names of three hit motion pictures. Unscramble the anagrams to find the names of the movies.

Morning Cup of Links: Bird in a Man Suit

Miss Cellania

Pioneer comedian Phyllis Diller died yesterday at age 95.

The Book That Comes With an Expiration Date

Jill Harness

Argentinian publishing house Eterna Cadencia wants to make sure new authors' first books don't just sit on the shelf, so they're forcing readers to get through their newest anthology, c

The Late Movies: Facebook Songs and Parodies

Andréa Fernandes

Facebook celebrated 8 years this February, and in that time it has become a household name. As with any cultural phenomenon, it's the subject of songs and parodies.

Beyond Sharks: Truly Scary Deep Sea Creatures

Jill Harness

Shark Week might be over, but the truly horrific creatures in the bottom of the sea don't need a week of TV to remind people how scary they are. With such massively deep and large oceans sprea

11 Tips for That Benjamin Harrison Birthday Bash You're Probably Planning

Julia Davis

If you’re looking for an excuse to host an impromptu Monday get-together, why not throw a birthday bash for America's last bearded president? Today happens to be Benjamin Harrison’s 179th.