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6 Extremely Rare National Animals

Maggie Ryan Sandford

You’d think the distinction of National Animal would bring with it some sort of benefit – protection from extinction, for instance. Not so.

What's Your All-Time Favorite Amazing Fact?

Jason English

On Fridays, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else's reply, whatever you want.

John Tyler's Grandson Discusses Still Being Alive

Jason English

Kudos to New York Magazine's Dan Amira, who tracked down one of President John Tyler's grandsons (not great-great-great-grandsons) to discuss the fact that he's still living.

Why Do Drive-Up ATMs Have Braille on the Buttons?

Matt Soniak

This question was submitted by reader Lindsey. It also may have been part of a Starburst advertising campaign in the

10 Other Organizations "Without Borders"

Haley Sweetland Edwards

Most of us have heard of the international NGOs Doctors Without Borders and Engineers Without Borders, and you might know about Reporters Without Borders. But what about Monks Without Borders?

11 Cabinet Cards Reimagined

David K. Israel

Artist Alex Gross rejiggers and reconfigures cabinet cards from the late 19th and early 20th century, altering them to portray a contemporary comic book Super Hero.

Lectures for a New Year: What Motivates Us, Aside from Money

Chris Higgins

In this RSA Animate video, author and former Al Gore speechwriter Dan Pink discusses a series of studies about what motivates people -- and more practically, what motivates workers.

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Bank Robber Shoots Himself in the Foot Three armed men entered a bank in Parana, Brazil, and took 30,000 Brazilian reals ($16,000).

Brain Game: Ba-roosh!

Some of you will stay inside where it's warm and play poker this weekend, so today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Free-for-All Friday challenge will give you something to discuss while you

Morning Cup of Links: Elephant Pageant

Miss Cellania

Dance Moms and Toddlers & Tiaras are popular train wreck reality shows, which may verge on child abuse.

The Late Movies: Guess The Theme 39

Mark Arminio

It's Thursday, it's late, it's time for GUESS THE THEME! All the clips below have something in common. Leave your best guesses in the comments section. Stevie Wonder -

Why the CIA got in the Animated Film Business (and other D.C.-Hollywood Tales)

Jason Plautz

Thanks to a request from Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.), the Department of Defense and CIA have officially opened an investigation into Kathryn Bigelow’s movie about the killing of Osama bin Laden.

Jim Henson's Rediscovered 1963 Robot Film

Chris Higgins

"The machine is busy digesting vast oceans of information in a single, all-encompassing, gulp. INTERRUPTION! INTERRUPTION!

6 Hugely Successful Products Originally Invented for Something Else

Haley Sweetland Edwards

Some of the world’s most famous, civilization-altering discoveries happened by accident. Take Penicillin, for example.

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Mangesh & Jason

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