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14 Super Bowl Sideshows and Subplots

Bud Shaw

At Super Bowl XV in New Orleans -- my first Super Bowl -- wildman defensive lineman John Matuszak of the Oakland Raiders nominated himself as a most unlikely Bourbon Street chaperone. "I'

The Big Squeeze: Scientist Catches Bear-Eating Snake in the Act

Matt Soniak

Burmese Python image via Shutterstock Earlier this week a team of scientists from several universities and the US Geological Survey released a study documenting the dramatically declining numbers o

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.

5 Reasons Teenagers Act the Way They Do

Kathy Benjamin

For everyone who is or was a teen, here are some scientific explanations for why they behave that way.

11 Charts and Graphs About Television Shows

Miss Cellania

Television is one thing that unites people across the country, in that almost everyone watches at least some.

15% Off Smart Valentine's Day Gifts

Mangesh & Jason

One of the items on sale is the Wall Coaster Extreme Stunt Kit, which is the closest we're going to get to having a giant Plinko board in the office. Here's what you can do with

At the Libraries: Panem Geography

Miss Kathleen

Each week Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books. If there’s something noteworthy going on in your local library, leave us a

10 Susceptible Super Bowl Records (and One That Definitely Won't Be Broken)

© John A. Angelillo/CorbisAdmittedly, I haven't paid as much attention to this year's Super Bowl as to previous NFL championships.

Your Daily Mind-Blow: The Lumarca

Chris Higgins

In this short documentary by Jason Scott, we see a beautiful work of sculpture/installation art made by Matt Parker, Albert Hwang and Elliot Woods.

Where Did Groundhog Day Come From?

Miss Cellania

ARCHIE CARPENTER/UPI /LandovPunxsutawney Phil saw his shadow this morning, which apparently means there's six more weeks of winter.

Brain Game: 22 Coins

Today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Think Thursday challenge is a math puzzle. It's not that tough, however, so give it a shot. Just please make sure to read the instructions in full.

Morning Cup of Links: The Real Groundhog

Miss Cellania

They're not endangered, they don't chuck wood, and they're not all that great at predicting weather.

The Late Movies: My New Favorite Band, The Milk Carton Kids

Chris Higgins

I came across a band (well, two guys) and I think you should listen to them; they're sort of a mixture of Simon & Garfunkel, the Jayhawks, and Gillian Welch -- in other words, somewhere i

The Roof is Leaking... in a good way

David K. Israel

In most hotels around the world, if water is pouring down from your bathroom ceiling, and you film it and post it on YouTube, you might get a a personal meeting with the GM, a big-time apology, and yo

Brain Game: The Second Month

Happy February! Here's a quick Wednesday Wordplay puzzle for today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game.