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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,

The Soon-To-Be Named Afternoon Links

Colin Patrick

When You Devote Your Life to Pure Evil, Your Looks Really Pay the

Dietribes: A Pocket Full of Rye

Allison Keene

• Rye is a hardy substance. It can grow in poor soils with less sun and at higher altitudes than wheat, and it can thrive through dampness and drought. The bread made from rye also lasts longer.

A Song of LEGO (Ice) and K'NEX (Fire)

Chris Higgins

The HBO series "Game of Thrones" features an exquisite opening title sequence, showing cities and settlements growing like clockwork toys from the landscape, using a slightly bizarre tilt-sh

8 Children's Book Themes Dr. Seuss Never Tackled

Jill Harness

Everyone reads Dr. Seuss, Judy Blume, Shel Silverstein and Maurice Sendak books growing up, but there are thousands more children’s authors out there.

Brain Game: Short Spell #11

Today's Wednesday Wordplay challenge at the mentalfloss.com Brain Game offers a list of five commonly-misspelled words that begin with the letter "P." Four are spelled correctly; one is

Morning Cup of Links: When Lightning Strikes Power Stations

Brian Abrams

In 1989, Kim Basinger collaborated with her then-boyfriend Prince on a pop album. The title was never officially released.

The Late Movies: West Wing's CJ Cregg

Erica Palan

When it comes to strong ladies on television, there are lots of examples: Murphy Brown, Maude, and that girl played by Marlo Thomas are just a few notably badass fictional female characters.

The Bat Symbol's Evolution

Chris Higgins

Meanwhile, at the Bat Cave, the Bat Symbol has been changing.

What Causes That "Fresh Cut Grass" Smell?

Matt Soniak

It’s the smell of chemical defenses and first aid.

Our New Afternoon Links Column That We Need You Guys to Name

Colin Patrick

This is the first edition of our new afternoon links round-up. The problem is, we need a name. Something to make it stand out from the 27,000 afternoon links round-ups that came before it.

15 Spectacular Libraries in Europe

Jill Harness

We've posted photos of gorgeous libraries before, but we just can’t get enough of these stunning book repositories.

Brain Game: Germany 9, USA 2

Don't worry, you won't need a passport (or a sporting event program) to solve the Tuesday Test Time challenge for today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game.

Morning Cup of Links: The Best Campaign Slogans Ever

Brian Abrams

The Artist might have been Uggie's 15 minutes, but here's a more comprehensive study of the 10-year-old Jack Russell's showbiz career. * Do dead people crave donuts? * How different