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Morning Cup of Links: Skydiving Cats

Miss Cellania

How many Princess Bride references can you fit into a half-hour show about football? Here are the highlights. * A Swedish TV ad for who-knows-what features skydiving cats in formation.

11 Weirdly Spelled Words—And How They Got That Way

Arika Okrent

Why is English spelling so messed up?

The Late Movies: Intense Medical Drama Theme Songs

Erica Palan

I’ve recently started watching the classic sitcom Cheers from the start of the series.

11 Acts of Kindness in the Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy

Stacy Conradt

SHANNON STAPLETON/Reuters/Landov Between election bad blood and ongoing hurricane horror stories, there's no shortage of negative news right now.

11 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Taxidermy

Erin McCarthy

The Deyrolle Taxidermy Shop in Paris, which was established in 1831. Think all there is to taxidermy is stuffing an animal? Think again.

The Missing Links: 11 Outstanding Links

Colin Patrick

In keeping with today's theme, here are 11 wonderful links for your clicking

11 People Who Lived to Read Their Own Obituaries

Kathy Benjamin

You might think that the death of a famous person would be relatively easy to double check before reporting it—but you would be wrong.

11 Awesomely Unexpected Things in St. Louis’s City Museum

Erin McCarthy

It’s hard to describe St. Louis’s City Museum to people who haven’t been there, but calling it a giant playground is a good place to start.

11 Word of the Year Candidates That Didn't Catch On

Adrienne Crezo

To the dismay of many people with swag, "GIF" edged out "YOLO" to become the Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year.

11 Weird Fashion And Beauty Trends From Around The World

Bill DeMain

If you just don't get the Oliver Twist-esque street urchin look that defines hipster fashion, or the weird, two-tone hair (it's called ombre!) that so many celebrities have, you'll be d

11 Badass Neil deGrasse Tyson Quotes

Chris Higgins

Neil deGrasse Tyson is America's preeminent badass astrophysicist. He's a passionate advocate for science, NASA, and education.

Brain Game: An Earnings Statement

Today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Tuesday Test Time challenge needs only the name of a U.S. state.

Morning Cup of Links: 11 Links

Miss Cellania

Oxford Dictionaries’ Word of the Year Is GIF. It was always a noun, but now it is also used as a verb. * Here Are 40 Animals Who Are More Ready For Thanksgiving Than You Are.

11 Artists Doing Amazing Things With Recycled Materials

Jill Harness

We all know that you’re supposed to reduce, reuse and recycle, but for artists, reuse and recycle often have totally different meanings than they do for the rest of us.

Note: We're Celebrating the 11th on the 13th This Month

Jason English

Quick programming note: We normally post 11 '11 lists' on the 11th day of every month. This month, with the 11th on a Sunday, we decided to push it back a couple days.