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10 Fun Photos of the NHL 2014 Winter Classic

Erin McCarthy

Every New Year's Day since 2008, hockey fans have watched the NHL Winter Classic, which pits two teams against each other in a regular-season game—but instead of hitting the ice in an enclosed ar

Grave Sightings: Jimmy Stewart

Stacy Conradt

20 Inside Jokes from Community

Rudie Obias

Tonight, Community returns for its fifth season, with Dan Harmon back on board as showrunner after he was fired in 2012.

12 Predictions Isaac Asimov Made About 2014 in 1964

Erik van Rheenen

After Isaac Asimov attended the World's Fair in 1964, he penned an essay he titled "Visit to the World's Fair of 2014."

Why Do We Blow Out Candles on Birthday Cakes?

DeAnna Kerley

Birthday cakes have been a tradition since the Ancient Romans were around, and celebrating someone’s birth with a delicious pastry seems pretty logical.

What Movie Won Instead?

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The following films were all nominated for Best Picture, but came up just short. Do you know which movies won the Oscar instead?

5 Questions: We're "Back"!

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After Pearl Harbor, the Rose Bowl Was Forced to Relocate — to North Carolina

Scott Allen

In 1942, the Rose Bowl game between Oregon State and Duke was transferred from California to North Carolina in the wake of the attack on Pearl Harbor.

25 Things Hiding in Sports Logos

Rebecca OConnell

10 Most Interesting Comics of 2013

Rich Barrett

Every week on Mental Floss, I highlight the most interesting new comic books, graphic novels, digital comics and webcomics.

5 Dates You Won't Find on Your Calendar

M Asher Cantrell

Due to unusual record-keeping practices or because of months that were eliminated over the centuries, there are a few days you’ll never see on your joke-a-day calendar.

9 Films Inspired By The Works of Oscar Wilde

Kate Erbland

Arguably Wilde’s most famous and well-known work, the play The Importance of Being Earnest, has spawned plenty of big screen adaptations (and more than a few versions have gone the radio, television,

World War I Centennial: The Conspiracy Forms

Erik Sass

What Are the World's Best Places to See a Sunset?

Here are some of the best places to watch the sun’s late-night lightshow.

10 Awesome New Species Discovered in 2013

DeAnna Kerley

Geckos and shrubs and sharks, oh my! 2013 was a big year for new species. Scientists found hundreds of them this year. Here are some of our favorites.

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