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15 Productivity Secrets from Very Prolific Writers

Stimulate your creativity with a cat, a hunk of cocoa, or a bowl of rotting fruit.

15 Antiquated Words for “Happy” We Should Bring Back

We're celebrating the 15th of March with a whole bunch of '15 lists,' presented by GEICO. Happy 15 Day!

'Free to Be...You and Me' Turns 40

Glynnis MacNicol

Forty years ago this week, the TV special Free To Be You And Me aired on ABC.

Elks, Shriners and Masons: How 6 "Old Man" Frats Got Their Names and Symbols

Therese Oneill The Week

Some insight into how these lodges formed, and why they chose their baffling symbols.

11 Movies that Shaped the Digital Revolution

Sean Hutchinson

Hollywood is changing: Paramount Pictures no longer produces films on celluloid and Old Guard directors like Martin Scorsese are shooting their movies with digital cameras.

11 Photos of Ukraine's Soviet-Era Nuclear Missile Silo

Robin Esrock

Pushing this button in 1978 would have triggered a global nuclear war. Welcome to the Toolbox of Armageddon.

The Missing Links: Movie Technology We Need

Colin Patrick

20 Rare (And Really Expensive) LEGO Minifigures

Rob Lammle

Here are a few of the priciest minifigs LEGO has produced. Are any of these stashed away in your toy box?

How Old is the Oldest Person You Know?

Jason English

On Fridays, we ask a series of unrelated questions. Your answers help get us through the afternoon. Answer one, answer all, or ask your own question. On to this week's topics...

A Brief History of Pizza in Space

Mark Mancini

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

31 Old Timey Slang Terms for "Informant"

Erin McCarthy

We’ve used the term “rat” to refer to an informer since approximately 1910. But criminals have many more names for snitches.

Yippee Pi Day! And a Happy B-Day to Our Favorite Genius!

Jamie Spatola

Culmination of store.mentalfloss.com Pi Day Celebration

Why is University of Delaware's Mascot a Fighting Blue Hen?

Hannah Keyser

The image of a hen, fighting or otherwise, is not really evocative of strength, or intimidation, or any other attributes sports teams aspire to embody.

5 Terrific Teachers

Chris Higgins