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Brain Game: Dance Away

It's time to don your thinking cap and tackle today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Free-for-all Friday challenge.

Morning Cup of Links: Save Tesla's Lab

Andréa Fernandes

Miss Cellania is on vacation, so I’ll be filling in this week. Enjoy! Big news: Ecuador has granted Julian Assange political asylum...

The New Single-Medal Countries (and Two That Left the List)

Jason Plautz

A few weeks ago, we gave you 21 countries that have only won a single Olympic medal.

Morbid Road Trip: Medical Oddities Around the World

Matt Soniak

In our last two macabre getaways, we planned an almost-cross-country trip to see various items tied to Abraham Lincoln’s assassination and took in the best of America’s medical oddities.

The Late Movies: Guess The Theme 66

Mark Arminio

Welcome back to The Late Movies, _flossers! As always, the clips below have something in common. Leave your best guesses in the comments section. Lisa Bonet - "Baby, I Love Your

The Missing Links: The Bike Helmet You Can't See (Until You Need It)

Colin Patrick

Invisible Bike Helmet = Mind Blown The Invisible Bicycle Helmet | Fredrik Gertten from Focus Forward Films on Vimeo. The video starts slow, but wait for the bike helmet reveal.

8 Famous People With Purple Hearts

Jill Harness

Most of you already know that Purple Hearts are medals awarded to soldiers who have been injured by the enemy while serving in the U.S.

Babe Ruth's Final Years

Eddie Deezen

George Herman "Babe" Ruth was, in pretty much everyone's opinion, the most popular and beloved baseball player of all time. Ruth played 22 years in the major leagues, hitting 714 hom

I Need a Name

Jason English

There's a woman who's going to be contributing to our site. She's quite good and I'm quite excited. When she asked if she could write under an alias, I wasn't sure.

Yo-Yos in Space!

Chris Higgins

In this video, astronaut Don Pettit demonstrates yo-yo tricks in space. Yes, he's on the International Space Station making time to vlog about yo-yos and science.

15 Awesome Kickstarter Projects

Andréa Fernandes

I love the site Kickstarter, which enables people to raise funds for all kinds of projects, from indie comic books to clothing lines to theater performances.

Brain Game: Foiled Again!

A careful examination of the clues in today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Think Thursday challenge should provide the answer. Good luck! What do the names of these U.S.

Morning Cup of Links: 1995 Internet PSA

Andréa Fernandes

Miss Cellania is on vacation, so I’ll be filling in this week. Enjoy! A young player was ejected from the Scrabble National Championships after he was caught cheating.

19 Old-Timey Slang Terms to Bolster Your Vocabulary

Jason English

Happy cabbage: A sizable amount of money to be spent on self-satisfying things.

The Late Movies: Paul Simon's Concert in Central Park, 21 Years Later

Chris Higgins

Twenty-one years ago today, Paul Simon put on a massive concert in Central Park.