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The Oceans are Unexplored

Chris Higgins

In this eight-minute talk, marine biologist Dave Gallo talks about the world's oceans -- how vast they are, what's down there (that we know about), and why we should care.

Three Delicious Girl Scout Cookie Facts

the mag

This week marks the Girl Scouts' 100th anniversary.

What Happened to the NIT?

Ethan Trex

Although it will once again be overshadowed by March Madness, this year's National Invitation Tournament gets rolling tonight.

The OTHER March Madness Tournaments

Miss Cellania

The NCAA basketball tournament starts today and lasts for the rest of the month. March Madness is not limited to basketball, however.

Brain Game: Ironic?

Knowledge of the 50 state capitals will help you solve today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Tuesday Test Time challenge. Good luck! What's the only U.S.

Morning Cup of Links: Town for Sale

Miss Cellania

Eric Schlosser wrote the book Fast Food Nation ten years ago. Unfortunately, he says, our eating habits haven't changed since then. * The entire town of Buford, Wyoming, is for sale.

The Other Doctors of Doctor Who

Calli Arcale

There are eleven Doctors on Doctor Who, right? Well, yes, but not exactly. Those are the "canonical eleven" — the official Doctors. But are you familiar with some of the others? 1.

11 Classic Posters You Might've Had on Your Wall

Kara Kovalchik

Well, most likely you wouldn't have had all 11 of these iconic posters on your wall simultaneously, but if you grew up in a certain era you probably either owned or saw one of the following poste

11 Tweets That Led to a Whole Mess of Legal Trouble

Adrienne Crezo

While some might argue that 140 characters aren't enough to adequately express a thought or have a conversation, others have discovered that a tweet or two is all it takes to end up in a courtroo

11 Geeky Craft Creations, Including Rainbow Brite vs. Strawberry Shortcake

Jill Harness

There's a lot of variety in geek crafting.

11 Things Las Vegas Has Banned for Some Reason

Kathy Benjamin

Las Vegas lets its visitors get away with a lot. Gambling is legal. Walking down the street drinking a beer is legal. Prostitution is illegal but tolerated.

From Pennies to Chocolate: 11 Examples of Creative Flooring

Bill DeMain


John Cazale's Amazing Best Picture Streak

Ethan Trex

John Cazale passed away on this date in 1978. His brief stay in Hollywood generated one of the more interesting bodies of work in modern

11 Weird and Wonderful Lists on Wikipedia

Chris Higgins

While we're celebrating a day of lists, I thought I'd go a little meta with this list of lists. Wikipedia is home to a lot of odd things, including...lists!

Brain Game: Math Square #113

The mentalfloss.com Brain Game opens a new week with a Monday Math Square. I tried to include a few 11s to coincide with our 11-on-12 theme.