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Brain Game: The Candy Machine

Good luck with today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Think Thursday challenge: A candy machine has three buttons: one labeled RED, one labeled BLUE, and one labeled SURPRISE.

Morning Cup of Links: Partysaurus Rex

Miss Cellania

Do documentaries need to be fair to both sides of an issue? Even if one side is lying, crazy, or just plain ridiculous?

The Surprising Last Words of 11 Entertainers

Chris Higgins

What do actors, musicians, and writers say when they die? I consulted the reference Last Words of Notable People by Bill Brahms to collect eleven examples. Read on, and get a hanky ready.1.

11 Disturbing Cakes That Look Like Body Parts

Jill Harness

One of the great things about Halloween is that you get the chance to eat foods that you would never consider eating otherwise, like flayed skin cheese balls, Frankenstein finger cookies, stuffed cock

The Late Movies: Ohio State University's Rad Marching Band

Chris Higgins

This past weekend we were treated to a masterful football field tribute to video games by Ohio State University's Marching Band (aka TBDBITL, or The Best Damn Band In The Land).

The Nutshell Studies: How a Wealthy Grandmother Revolutionized Crime Scene Investigation

Rob Lammle

Photo Courtesy of Erin N. Bush, Death in Diorama. Every year, police officers from around the world gather for the Harvard Associates in Police Science (HAPS) Seminar.

The Missing Links: Do Dogs Ever Really Eat Homework?

Colin Patrick

Why Did the Dog Eat Your Homework? Or, why do you say that happened? * I Guess the Dinosaurs Are Really Gone A while back I posted a link about a guy hoping to create real, actual Jurassic Par

Join Us at Pat Kiernan's NYC Halloween Trivia Night!

Mangesh & Jason

If you're in the New York area and free on Monday, October 29th, we've got something fun for you.

Understanding the 2012 Nobel Prize in Physics (With a Cat)

Chris Higgins

Serge Haroche and David Wineland were awarded the 2012 Nobel Prize in Physics on Tuesday.

The Sad Story of Alfred Nobel

the mag

Despite being one of the richest people in Europe, Alfred Nobel was not a happy man. The Swedish industrialist made his fortune by inventing (and later producing) dynamite.

Is It True That T. Rex Could Only See Things That Were Moving?

Matt Soniak

I rewatched Jurassic Park a few weeks ago and, from the story to the special effects, it still holds up.

The 100-Million-Year-Old Spider Attack Frozen in Time

The Week

Researchers have found an ancient piece of amber that shows a spider preying on a wasp caught in its

CONTEST: Create Your Own Superhero, Win Stuff!

Erin McCarthy

New York Comic Con is happening this week, and Halloween is coming up—so it seems like as good a time as any to give you some superhero goodies that you can put to use on October 31st.

Brain Game: Redrum

Today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Wednesday Wordplay challenge is an early Halloween word ladder to get us in that "spooky" mood.

Morning Cup of Links: Scary Stuff

Miss Cellania

12 Things You Didn’t Know About The Cast Of The Walking Dead. A few scraps to get you through the last few days until the series returns on Sunday. * 13 Brilliant Pumpkin-Carving Hacks.