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The Criminal Lives of 5 Classical Musicians

David W Brown

If you want to see the right way to stick it to the man, you’ve got to look at the greats of classical music.

Where Did the Looney Tunes “Acme Corporation” Come From?

Matt Soniak

Morning Cup of Links: Sauron's Eye Mote

Miss Cellania

What is Orbiting the Eye of Sauron? If it's a planet, it's a truly weird one.*Artist Bill Robles has sketched courtroom scenes for fifty years.

A Day With NYC's Pothole Crew

Chris Higgins

The Daily Pothole is a blog tracking the number of potholes filled each day in New York City.

Does Drinking Alcohol Really Keep You Warm When It's Cold Out?

Daven Hiskey

Daven Hiskey runs the wildly popular interesting fact website Today I Found Out. To subscribe to his “Daily Knowledge” newsletter, click

Infographic Names 21 Emotions with No English Word Equivalents

Erin McCarthy

While we may have many words we can use to represent our emotions, there are some feelings that no English word can describe.

Brain Game: Baby Girl

Today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Wednesday Wordplay challenge is decidedly pink.

Morning Cup of Links: Zoo Cool

Miss Cellania

David Finlayson of the New York Philharmonic attached a GoPro camera to the slide of his trombone. The result is ridiculously mesmerizing.*The Scariest Scenes in Cinema.

The Late Movies: Six Really Strange Elvis Covers (Including Dolph Lundgren and Rod Blagojevich)

Erica Palan

There are some artists who write songs that are just begging to be covered. And Elvis—that's The King to you—is one of them.

7 Bizarre Objects Used in Jailhouse Smuggling Schemes

The Week

By Lauren HansenEven the lowest-security prisons will take precautions against smuggling, requiring visitors, for example, to check their belongings at the door.

The Missing Links: The Most Awkward Photos Ever

Colin Patrick

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5 Fictional Ways to Go Very Fast in Space

David W Brown

Space operas would be pretty boring without some way to go very far, very fast.

The First-Ever Footage of a Giant Squid in its Natural Habitat

Stacy Conradt

Image credit: Discovery Channel After centuries of hearing sailors’ sea monster tales and finding tentacle-y masses of flesh washed up on shores, scientists have finally managed to capture video of

8 Who Rose to the Challenge

Miss Cellania

Almost five years ago, I wrote 9 People Who Did It Anyway, about people who excelled in the exact activity they weren't supposed to be able to.

New Research Shows Mars-Bound Astronauts Need Their Sleep

Erin McCarthy

It might not be one giant leap for mankind, but a mission completed on November 4, 2011, is definitely one small step toward sending men to Mars.