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9 Really Old Photos of Very Serious Children Posing With Toys

David K. Israel

The Musée McCord has a Flickr account with some fantastic images in the public domain, including these 1860s vintage shots of children posing with their toys.

Lectures for a New Year: How to Enjoy Classical Music

Chris Higgins

Benjamin Zander is the conductor of the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra, and a hell of a speaker.

Brain Game: Math Square #105

Get ready for the next entry in our long-running series of Monday Math Squares for the mentalfloss.com Brain Game.

Morning Cup of Links: Zombie Apocalypse

Miss Cellania

Stephen Colbert gave his Super-PAC away and announced he is running for office.

Girl Scouts Fight for Their Right to Pee Outdoors

Jill Harness

If you're in Ohio and can't live without Thin Mints, you'd better give the Ohio Girl Scout Council a call and demand they leave their existing camping sites open to the troops.

Way More Than You Ever Wanted to Know About 'Yo Gabba Gabba!'

Rob Lammle

Since its debut in 2007 on Nick Jr., "Yo Gabba Gabba!"—a kid’s show featuring a red cyclops, a magic robot, a pink flower-girl, a green-striped guy, a blue cat-dragon, and a host wearing ora

The Golden Lobe Awards!

Jason English

by Maggie Koerth-Baker, Ethan Trex, Jenny Drapkin, and Mangesh Hattikudur Forget the Nobel Prize, the Fields Medal, the Grammys, the Emmys and the Oscars.

Fast Food Chain Introduces Braille Burgers

Jill Harness

January is National Braille Literacy Month, which is the perfect time for South African burger chain Wimpy to introduce their new braille menus.

Green Bay's Plan to Thwart the Giants in 2008

Jason English

© Tomasso DeRosa/Corbis Before today, the last time the Giants and Packers met in the playoffs was the NFC Championship Game in January 2008.

Weekend Links: Meeting Silverback Gorillas

Allison Keene

From my friend Martha, a video that has been blowing up this week that is a must-see of the highest sort: meeting Silverback Gorillas (or as a YouTube commenter so aptly put it, "a bored gorilla

Last Week's Most Popular Stories

Jason English

In case you weren't obsessively refreshing mentalfloss.com all week, here's what you

A Boy Named Brfxxccxxmnpcccc- lllmmnprxvclmnckssqlbb11116

David K. Israel

Name tag image via Shutterstock Enacted in 1982, the Naming law in Sweden was originally created to prevent non-noble families from giving their children noble names, but a few changes to the law h

The Capitol Building Could Have Had a Giant Chicken On Top

Mangesh Hattikudur

Jason, Stephanie, Ethan and I put out a daily newsletter called Watercooler Ammo. This weekend we'll be sharing a few recent editions.

Lectures for a New Year: Second Week in Review

Chris Higgins

For the month of January I'm bringing you a great lecture every weekday. This week we covered science, math, space, and physics...in what's hopefully a fun way.

Weekend Links: Cracking An Egg 100 Feet Underwater

Allison Keene

I hope you all survived yesterday without incident!