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How Malcolm Gladwell Ruined a Friendship By Singing a Song

Chris Higgins

In this live story from The Moth, Malcolm Gladwell explains how he ruined his friendship with his college friend Craig.

Weekend Links: A Hamburger in Space

Allison Keene

This "Should You Leave The Shower?" flowchart describes me more or less every day.

The Wisconsin Town That Didn't Learn English for Five Generations

Arika Okrent

The story of Hustisford looks very much like the story people usually tell about their immigrant ancestors. But in this story, there's a twist.

007 Behind-the-Scenes Facts About Skyfall

The Week

Skyfall — the 23rd entry in the James Bond franchise and the third to star Daniel Craig — hit U.S.

World War I Centennial: The Greeks Capture Salonika

Erik Sass

Installment #43: After simultaneous defeats at Kirk Kilisse and Kumanovo, October 22-24, 1912, the Ottoman Empire’s plan for defending its European territories collapsed.

The Missing Links: Lots O' Lincoln

Colin Patrick

I’m Just A Little Bit Excited For Lincoln As the father of 3-year-old and 1-year-old boys, I only vaguely recall what the inside of a movie theatre looks like.

25 College Classes Based on TV Shows

Stacy Conradt

Yesterday, The O.C. creator Josh Schwartz tweeted a photo of the syllabus for California Here We Come: The O.C. and the Self-Aware Culture of 21st Century America.

You Have the Power to Change the Spelling of One Word

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.

Isaac Newton: 17th-Century London’s Dirty Harry

Judy Dutton

The science titan wasn’t used to being outsmarted. But after two years of trying to shut down English counterfeiting, one underworld kingpin was still getting the better of

The Ultimate Cheers Quiz

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Everybody knows your name at TV's most celebrated Boston watering hole, but how well do you know their names? Or other trivial tidbits about this classic sitcom that ran for 11 seasons? Have fun challenging your Cheers knowledge here, but whatever you do, don't sit on Norm's stool while taking the test!

What Ever Happened to Acid Rain?

Matt Soniak

Back when I was a kid, life was pretty simple. Saturday morning cartoons were awesome, Ecto Cooler was abundant and the Soviet Union collapsed before they could drop any nukes on us.

Brain Game: Meet Doug

Please say hello to my buddy Doug, whose likes and dislikes will help you solve today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Free-for-all Friday challenge.

Morning Cup of Links: Presidents in Film

Andréa Fernandes

Miss Cellania is on vacation, so I’ll be filling in this week. Enjoy! Which presidents have been portrayed in film the most times?

5 Questions: Victor/Victoria

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The Late Movies: Guess The Theme 75

Mark Arminio

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