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Why Is Cranberry Juice Good For UTIs?

Matt Soniak

A mental_floss staffer who shall remain nameless asks, “Why is cranberry juice good for treating UTIs?

Brain Game: The Upside-Down Mirror

If you know the English alphabet and can visualize a bit (or stand on your head), you can solve today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Free-for-all Friday challenge.

Morning Cup of Links: Mythbusters Mayhem

Miss Cellania

First, there's the list of the highest-paid actors of the year.

The 25 Most Powerful TV Shows of the Last 25 Years

the mag

TV doesn’t get much respect. It rots your brain and grows couch potatoes. But the so-called idiot box also swings elections, rewires brains, snares criminals, and even sways the Supreme Court.

World War I Centennial: Bulgaria, Serbia, Greece Declare War

Erik Sass

Installment #40: Ten days after Montenegro declared war on the Ottoman Empire, the rest of the Balkan League piled on, with simultaneous declarations of war by Bulgaria, Serbia, and Greece, which ulti

The Late Movies: Guess The Theme 73

Mark Arminio

It's Thursday, it's late, it's time once again for the game that's sweeping that nation: GUESS THE THEME. All the clips below have something in common.

13 Disturbing News Stories You Probably Missed

M Asher Cantrell

One of the biggest news stories of 2012 has been the so-called Miami Zombie attack, where one man—theorized to be on bath salts—attacked a homeless man and gnawed on his face.

The Missing Links: The First Rule of the Anti-Flirt Club Is...

Colin Patrick

TED + The Onion = Onion Talks This skewering of TED's TED Talks is hilarious and perfectly executed. * The Five-Second Rule: Debunked But not before countless generations have taken a

Heil Honey I'm Home: The Nazi-Themed Sitcom Canceled After One Episode

Chris Higgins

On September 30, 1990, British Satellite Broadcasting aired a single episode of a Nazi-themed sitcom featuring fictionalized versions of Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun.

The Bell Witch of Tennessee

Miss Cellania

Near Adams, Tennessee, stands a cave and a historical marker on a farm where the family of John Bell lived in the early 1800s.

18 Wonderful Pictures from Halloween-Themed Weddings

Jill Harness

While many girls dream of a sunny, summer wedding, there are plenty of less-traditional gals out there who want a darker and spookier ceremony.

Happy Alaska Day (and an Alaska Fact You Never Thought You’d Hear)

Matt Soniak

Today is Alaska Day, the anniversary of the formal transfer of the Territory of Alaska from Russia to the United States.

Why Is Abruptly Quitting Something Called "Going Cold Turkey"?

Matt Soniak

Around this time of year, we’re all loosening our belts and getting ready to gorge ourselves on hot, gravy-laden turkey.

Brain Game: Heartstrings

Today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Think Thursday challenge is an open-ended question with no set answer. We haven't done one like this for a while, so it's time.

Morning Cup of Links: Vampires, Werewolves, and Pelicans

Miss Cellania

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Vampires. Like, eating garlic isn't your only defense against them, just the tastiest. * The Gregory Brothers know how to make a political debate entertaining.