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Why Are There Different Names for the Same Country?

Matt Soniak

Reader Jonathan wrote in to ask, “Why do we call other countries by names that they do not use themselves? Where did these names come from and why do we use

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

You Gotta Pay the Piper If you had to guess what German city has a big rodent problem, you might guess Hamelin -and you'd be right.

Brain Game: In the Air

The weekends after a holiday Monday always seem the longest to arrive, don't they? Here's a new mentalfloss.com Brain Game Free-for-all Friday challenge to help get you there.

Morning Cup of Links: Disturbing Crimes

Miss Cellania

The Ultimate Animals Running On Treadmills Supercut.

The Late Movies: Guess The Theme 56

Mark Arminio

Welcome back to the game that never ends, GUESS THE THEME! All the clips below have something in common. Leave your best guesses in the comments section. U2 - Sunday Bloody

10 Amazing Artists Working With Miniature Models

Jill Harness

We’ve seen how artists can take life-sized landscapes and make them appear to be tiny models through the use of tilt-shift photography, so now let’s look at the opposite end of the spectrum: the world

The Missing Links: Stingray Sneakers

Colin Patrick

Con: These Shoes Cost $1,800. Pro: I Bet They’re Waterproof They are, after all, made out of stingrays. * Pop Culture Might Be Repeating Itself.

At the Libraries: Should Teen Books Have a Rating System?

Miss Kathleen

Each week Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books.

How Fake Snow Works

Chris Higgins

Last Christmas, I received a curious gift: a tiny bag of white crystals labeled Fake Snow. "Just add water," it said. So I did.

9 Delightful Library Cats

Miss Cellania

Libraries are quiet places visited by children and literary-minded people and sometimes the occasional mouse. That makes them wonderful places for cats to hang out.

Brain Game: L if I Know

Can you come up with the five countries that will solve today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Think Thursday challenge?

Morning Cup of Links: Fish Tales

Miss Cellania

99 Food Holidays To Celebrate This Summer.

13 Cool and Crazy Variations on the Bicycle

Jill Harness

Bicycles are a great way to get around, but for some people, the standard design could use a little improvement.

The Late Movies: Merlin Mann's Greatest Hits

Chris Higgins

If you don't know Merlin Mann, you're in for a treat.

The Missing Links: What Would You Ask Bayside's Mr. Belding?

Colin Patrick

The Perfect Office Chair Is Out There Right? It must be. Here’s why we haven’t found it. * How Do You Get Robots To Dance In Unison to the Song Thriller? One word: Bacteria.