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18 Offbeat Holidays to Celebrate in January

Laura Turner Garrison

It’s a New Year, which means 12 new months to observe some offbeat, obscure and just plain odd holidays. Like these! January 7th: National Old Rock Day Have you thanked a veteran rock today?

9 More Awesome Miniatures

David K. Israel

To follow up on my 13 Awesome Miniatures post, here's 9 more that I wanted to share with you guys. If there's one you like a little more than the rest of them, let us know in the comments

Why Do Some Radio Stations Begin With 'K' and Others With 'W'?

Matt Soniak

Reader Nate asks, "Why do TV and Radio stations on the east have W and on the west have

Do You Know What You're Having?

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.

What's So Special About the Cat's Pajamas?

Matt Soniak

Yesterday reader Nyghtbeauty asked, "What’s so special about 'the cat’s pajamas'?" We decided to find

Lectures for a New Year: The Brain, Art, and Neurology

Chris Higgins

V.S. Ramachandran is a neuroscientist of the peculiar.

13 Amazing Cartoons from the National Film Registry

Rob Lammle

Every year since 1989, the National Film Preservation Board declares a selection of movies to be "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant," and therefore worthy of being recog

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Pepsi's Scary Defense Ronald Ball of Illinois filed a lawsuit against PepsiCo in 2009, claiming he found a mouse in a can of Mountain Dew after taking a drink.

Brain Game: Unlock This Puzzle

Welcome to a new Friday Free-for-all challenge at the mentalfloss.com Brain Game. Today's puzzle is quick to try, if not to solve.

Morning Cup of Links: Kodak Memories

Miss Cellania

How Many Stephen Colberts Are There?

Go Forth and Share: The Church of Filesharing

Colin Patrick

Keyboard image via Shutterstock Thanks to a recent declaration, residents of Sweden will be able to consider their file sharing habit a form of religious expression.

Get Buried in Space, Get a Tax Break in Virginia

Jill Harness

If you've always wanted to be buried in space and you want to save some money on your taxes, you might want to consider moving to Virginia.

5 Questions: To Di(ane) For!

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If the Heart Is a Muscle, Why Doesn’t It Get Tired?

Matt Soniak

Heart image via Shutterstock You’re on the weight bench. 18. 19. 20! You couldn’t lift that barbell again if someone had a gun to your head. Your arms and your chest are sizzling with a dull burn.

The Late Movies: Guess The Theme 36

Mark Arminio

Welcome to 2012 late night, _flossers! It's time once again for GUESS THE THEME. All the clips below have something in common.