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11 Fabulous Libraries in South America

Jill Harness

Last week we toured some of Europe's most beautiful libraries. Now let's see what South America has to offer. 1. The Royal Portuguese Reading Room,

Last Week's Most Popular Stories

Jason English

In case you weren't obsessively refreshing mentalfloss.com all week, here's what you

Weekend Links: The 37 Saddest Kickstarters

Allison Keene

With all of this political posturing left and right and swing votes and grizzly moms, we mustn't overlook … the Clown Vote!

Weekend Links: A Perfect Strangers Video Game

Allison Keene

Thanks to Randy for sending me the greatest link of 2012 (so far): a "Perfect Strangers" video game! That theme song … I am nearly weeping from the flawlessness.

The Late Movies: The Best Simpsons Songs

Matt Soniak

I know I’m showing my age when I talk to people and say something like, “Remember when The Simpsons was really funny?” and they don’t. Awkward.

Doctor Who: Mangling History

Calli Arcale

Doctor Who has a long and noble history of attempting to convey history to its young viewers. It has not always been completely successful, however.

Cheat Sheet: 17 Essential Talking Points on the Kentucky Derby

Ethan Trex

In advance of Saturday's Kentucky Derby, here's our three-minute guide to the most exciting two minutes in

The You-Wouldn't-Even-Believe-How-Close-to-Being-Named-They-Are Afternoon Links

Colin Patrick

All right, this whole Afternoon-Links-naming rigamarole has run its course. I promise we'll settle on something this weekend.

How to Use Paper Towels

Chris Higgins

In this short talk, Oregonian paper towel expert* Joe Smith explains how to dry your hands using a single paper towel. He gives a series of demos, boiling down to two crucial steps: shake and fold.

I Love Uke: 100 Years After Its First Wave of Popularity, the Ukulele is Back

Bill DeMain

Zooey Deschanel plays one. So do William H. Macy and Mr. Schuester on Glee. Pearl Jam singer Eddie Vedder accompanies himself exclusively on one for his latest album, Ukulele Songs.

Do You Remember Your Locker Combination?

Jason English

On Fridays, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else's reply, whatever you want.

Brain Game: M's and A's

Good luck with today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Free-for-all Friday challenge: Examine the 4 pro baseball game scores that follow, then figure out the score of the 5th game: Chicago 1, New

Morning Cup of Links: Things that Resemble the Death Star

Brian Abrams

The Brangelina twins and People Magazine share the record for the largest monetary transaction ($14 million) for celebrity baby photos. * May the 4th be with you!

The Late Movies: Guess The Theme 52

Mark Arminio

Welcome once again to the game that's sweeping the nation: GUESS THE THEME! All the clips below have something in common.

When We Decide What to Call the Afternoon Links, We'll Put That Up Here

Colin Patrick

The 1940s Produced the Greatest Generation - Of Squirrel Outfitters - the World Has Ever Seen This gallery depicting Mrs.