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The Art of Sculpted Bananas

Jill Harness

How do you turn bananas into a work of art? With a lot of imagination—and plenty of pins.

Last Week's Most Popular Stories

Erin McCarthy

In case you weren't obsessively refreshing mentalfloss.com all week, here's what you missed.

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Weekend Links: Flying to Mars

Roma Panganiban

Weekend Links: YouTube’s Comment Crackdown

Roma Panganiban

Why One Woman Studies Physics

Chris Higgins

In this short animated video, Xiangjun Shi (who goes by "Shixie") explains why she studies Physics. Of course, it helps that she also studied Animation, so can make great stuff like this.

12 Inappropriate Calls Made to the Scottish Police

Lucas Reilly

Since April, Police Scotland has received over 600,000 emergency phone calls. But not all of them were for emergencies.

The Missing Links: The Worst Kickstarter Projects of 2013

Colin Patrick

30 Minutes of "Return of the Jedi" Raw Footage

Chris Higgins

Food From the Future: 3D-Printed Astro Pizzas

DeAnna Kerley

In May, NASA funded mechanical engineer Anjan Contractor and his company, Systems & Materials Research Corporation, with $125,000 to build a model of a 3D food printer.

What Was Your Favorite Book Growing Up?

Erin McCarthy

On Fridays, we ask a series of unrelated questions. Answer one, answer all, or ask your own question. On to this week's topics...

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10 Things to Know About Thor

Rick Marshall

Marvel's god of thunder returns to the big screen this weekend in Thor: The Dark World. Here are a few facts about the Silver Age superhero.

What Does "The" Mean?

Arika Okrent

It’s the most frequent word in the English language, accounting for around 4 percent of all the words we write or speak.

9 Passions that are Due for a Comeback

Tastes change over time, but if you're a certain age, you no doubt remember being a passionate fan of these fashions, items, and activities in your younger days.