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When We Decide What to Call the Afternoon Links, We'll Put That Up Here

Colin Patrick

The 1940s Produced the Greatest Generation - Of Squirrel Outfitters - the World Has Ever Seen This gallery depicting Mrs.

Shattered Dreams: 9 Tales of Damaged Trophies

Scott Allen

Trent Richardson with the BCS trophy.

What's the Main Ingredient?

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Ever since the 1990 Nutrition Labeling and Education Act, packaged food has been required to list its ingredients in descending order by weight. In this quiz, we'll give you a common household ingredient. You have to figure out for which food it is the main/first ingredient on the nutrition label (excluding water as the first ingredient in some cases).

For Flight Attendants, Seniority Means Shorter Skirts

Mangesh & Jason

In the current issue of mental_floss magazine (get a free issue!), veteran flight attendant Heather Poole revealed 10 workplace secrets, including this one about the length of her

Brain Game: An Ace Away

Here's a new mentalfloss.com Brain Game Think Thursday challenge for your consideration.

Morning Cup of Links: Bears Falling from Trees

Brian Abrams

In Arkansas last week, a bear fell out of a tree and onto a children's bouncy house.

5 Questions: Just Desserts: Cookie

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The Weird World of Country-Specific Web Domains

Chris Higgins

As the dot-com bubble reached its peak in 2000, Internet entrepreneurs faced a problem: every word in the dictionary had been registered as a dot-com domain name.

The Late Movies: Fun With Mispronunciation

Chris Higgins

So there's a YouTube channel called Pronunciation Book, which "shows you how to say various words in American English." It's an extremely simple format: display a word or phrase,

The Soon-To-Be Named Afternoon Links

Colin Patrick

When You Devote Your Life to Pure Evil, Your Looks Really Pay the

Dietribes: A Pocket Full of Rye

Allison Keene

• Rye is a hardy substance. It can grow in poor soils with less sun and at higher altitudes than wheat, and it can thrive through dampness and drought. The bread made from rye also lasts longer.

A Song of LEGO (Ice) and K'NEX (Fire)

Chris Higgins

The HBO series "Game of Thrones" features an exquisite opening title sequence, showing cities and settlements growing like clockwork toys from the landscape, using a slightly bizarre tilt-sh

Great Lakes Cities

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Given five minutes, can you name the 12 most populous U.S. cities that lie on the Great Lakes? (Here's a hint: All 12 of them are standalone cities, not suburbs of a larger city.)

A score of 5 is passing, while 6 or more is a win. The clock starts when you key in your first guess. Good luck!

8 Children's Book Themes Dr. Seuss Never Tackled

Jill Harness

Everyone reads Dr. Seuss, Judy Blume, Shel Silverstein and Maurice Sendak books growing up, but there are thousands more children’s authors out there.

Brain Game: Short Spell #11

Today's Wednesday Wordplay challenge at the mentalfloss.com Brain Game offers a list of five commonly-misspelled words that begin with the letter "P." Four are spelled correctly; one is