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Brain Game: Tee You

Today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Think Thursday challenge sends you across the globe to name four nations.

10 Lines From Napoleon's Love Letters That Sound Like Crazy Texts

Nicholas Ferroni

The letters Napoleon wrote to Josephine resemble the desperate, angry, and pathetic e-mails, texts, and voicemails you might see today.

Morning Cup of Links: Breaking Batman

Miss Cellania

Harbor the raccoon was caged, neglected, and malnourished before wildlife rehabilitator MaryEllen Schoeman took him in.

11 Tips for Growing the World's Longest Mustache

Julia Davis

Image credit: Guinness World Records While an everyday ‘stache might gain you a cult following or a cameo on Reno 911, a truly magnificent mustache could catapult you into the Guinness Book of Worl

11 Amazing Reader-Submitted Air Travel Facts

Andréa Fernandes

Last month, while Jason was flying home from Chicago, he asked readers to submit their most amazing facts related to air travel. We've combed through the submissions, fact-checked our favorite

The Late Movies: The Replacements' "Can't Hardly Wait" Turns 25

Chris Higgins

The Replacements' classic album Pleased to Meet Me turned 25 this week.

11 TV Theme Songs That Secretly Have Lyrics

Stacy Conradt

Chances are, you've been humming these classic TV theme songs for years. Now you can get their lyrics stuck in your head, too.

11 Defunct Drugstore Chains

Kara Kovalchik

I grew up on Cunningham Street, and it was a cruel slap of encroaching old age when the person I was giving my address to over the phone didn't know what I meant when I replied "Just like th

The Missing Links: Politicians With Tattoos

Julia Davis

Note: Colin is off at some conference. Make InternJulia feel welcome! Ahhh, the age-old melting ice cream excuse!

Dietribes: Cabbage

Allison Keene

• Cabbages are derived from the wild mustard plant of the Mediterranean region, and have been popular since ancient times. Cato the Elder praised the cabbage for its many medicinal uses.

11 Commercials for Defunct '90s Food and Drinks

Adrienne Crezo

Back in the 90s, you could buy any of these things. You could get them all at the same time if you wanted.

Are Mermaids Real? 11 Myths the U.S. Government Has Addressed

Jason Plautz

Usually the government sticks to reality, but there are a number of times where agencies have investigated or weighed in on more mythical ideas.

11 Popular Songs That Reference Shakespeare

Bill DeMain

1. "Romeo and Juliet" – Dire Straits Dolly Parton, Steve Forbert, Elvis Costello, Michael Penn... These are just a few of many artists who've referenced the name Romeo in their songs.


Jason English

11 image via Shutterstock It's time to light the lights!

Brain Game: Ptomaine

We hope the new word ladder puzzle for today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Wednesday Wordplay challenge won't upset your stomach: By changing one letter in each step to form English words,