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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.

Shattered Dreams: 9 Tales of Damaged Trophies

Scott Allen

Trent Richardson with the BCS trophy.

For Flight Attendants, Seniority Means Shorter Skirts

Mangesh & Jason

In the current issue of mental_floss magazine (get a free issue!), veteran flight attendant Heather Poole revealed 10 workplace secrets, including this one about the length of her

Brain Game: An Ace Away

Here's a new mentalfloss.com Brain Game Think Thursday challenge for your consideration.

Morning Cup of Links: Bears Falling from Trees

Brian Abrams

In Arkansas last week, a bear fell out of a tree and onto a children's bouncy house.

The Weird World of Country-Specific Web Domains

Chris Higgins

As the dot-com bubble reached its peak in 2000, Internet entrepreneurs faced a problem: every word in the dictionary had been registered as a dot-com domain name.

The Late Movies: Fun With Mispronunciation

Chris Higgins

So there's a YouTube channel called Pronunciation Book, which "shows you how to say various words in American English." It's an extremely simple format: display a word or phrase,