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Brain Game: Field of Dreams

Enjoy today's open-ended mentalfloss.com Brain Game Think Thursday challenge.

Morning Cup of Links: The Power of Introverts

Miss Cellania

Summarize The Simpsons in 10 episodes?

The Late Movies: The Ramones

Matt Soniak

Sure, the Stooges came first, and Green Day blew up to the point where they had a Broadway show, but the Ramones will always be, at least to me, the definitive American punk rock band.

World War I Centennial: Albania Declares Independence

Erik Sass

Installment #46: In the autumn of 1912, the Balkan League’s conquest of the Ottoman Empire’s European territories triggered an international crisis which threatened to provoke a general European war.

Director Christopher Nolan Discusses Making His First Film, Following

Erin McCarthy

Last night, director Christopher Nolan visited the IFC Center in New York City to screen his own restored print of his first film, Following.

8 Television Characters Who Were Supposed to Die … But Didn’t

Mark Juddery

Killing off a popular TV character is a surefire way to get your show noticed. But for some characters who were supposed to die, the writers just couldn't do it.

8 Television Characters Who Were Supposed to Die … But Didn’t

Mark Juddery

Killing off a popular TV character is a surefire way to get your show noticed. But for some characters who were supposed to die, the writers just couldn't do it.

The Missing Links: Reply All 40,000

Colin Patrick

Party Crashing: A 1,000-Year Old Muslim Step-By-Step Guide As the article states: This book, which contains flirtation, profanity, and even a little drunkenness, is a lot of fun and offers a rathe

A Brief History of M.U.S.C.L.E. Figures

Rob Lammle

You probably had dozens of them in a shoebox. They were strange and awesome and … pink. But just what were those M.U.S.C.L.E. figures anyway? Let’s take a look. The

10 Things You Might Not Know About Atari

David W Brown

Wikimedia Commons Forty years ago, on November 29, 1972, a startup called Atari announced the release of Pong, a coin operated “video game.” The company’s name was taken from the ancient Japanese b

Today's Contest: Other '90s TV Shows That Deserve Sequels

Jason English

Let's say you worked at a major TV network. Your job is to revive one show from the 1990s with the original cast, but years later. Not a remake.

Why Do Chile Peppers Make People Cough?

Matt Soniak

In my house, we really like Mexican food. And Thai food. Oh, and Chinese food. We like all food, I guess, but that’s sort of beside the point.

House Finches Hate Getting Sick Too

Jill Harness

Wikimedia Commons Next time you try to avoid a sick friend or refuse to hug a sick family member, don't feel bad—you're just doing it to protect yourself.

Brain Game: Easy to Be Hard

Today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Wednesday Wordplay challenge brings with it a brand new word ladder.

Morning Cup of Links: A Half-Billion Dollar Lottery

Miss Cellania

The Powerball lottery passed 500 million dollars -the biggest jackpot ever.

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