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One More Odd Thing I Just Learned About Fish

Matt Soniak

When I’m not blogging for mental_floss, I can usually be found wearing bright orange rubber pants and gutting, cutting and selling fish at my local Whole Foods (and winning awards for it).

Balloons That Won't Leave You Deflated

Jill Harness

Ever wonder what would happen if you mixed a hot air balloon with the massive figures in the Macy's Day Parade?

Documentary: Fermat's Last Theorem

Chris Higgins

Fermat's Last Theorem is one of the most famous math problems in history, as it remained unsolved for well over 300 years -- and Fermat himself, before his suicide, had written a margin note clai

The Surprisingly Interesting History of Margarine

Ethan Trex

Let’s take a look at the origins of the butter substitute, and the dairy lobby's attempts to defeat it.

10 Strange and Wonderful Soaps

Miss Cellania

Solid soap is, of course, a useful consumer product. It is also possibly the perfect multi-dimensional art medium.

The Great American Migration

Allison Keene

For those unaware, Manifest Destiny is in vogue again.

Brain Game: Math Square #39

Last week, reader Lola inquired if there was a way to construct a Math Square that didn't provide any number clues. There is, so we've offered one today for Brain Game #578.

The Number of the Day: 741

Jason English

Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon spent 741 weeks—more than 14 years—on the Billboard Top 200 album chart. Related Fact: Syd Barrett got the name Pink Floyd from two American blues musicians, Pink

Pop Culture Operas

Ransom Riggs

Admittedly, I'm not a big opera fan. But if more operas were like these, I might be.

Morning Cup of Links: Dog and Dolphin

Miss Cellania

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Neatorama presents: HDYK? - {day 5}

David K. Israel

It's an all-new 5-day trivia hunt! Co-puzzle Master Josh Halbur and I are happy to bring you the next How Did You Know?

Making Art From YouTube Videos

Jill Harness

Joshua Ellingson is a Bay Area artist who does excellent illustrations. Some of his newest creations involve turning viral YouTube videos into adorable works of art.

The Number of the Day: 1.9

Jason English

According to the good people at Wired, giraffes only require 1.9 hours of sleep per day.

Temple Grandin’s Thinking in Pictures: Explaining Autism from the Inside Out

Mangesh & Jason

Temple Grandin’s Thinking in Pictures was on our 2009 list of The 25 Most Powerful Books of Past 25 Years.

Piggish Pranks

Colin Patrick

I'm especially fond of this practical joke idea provided by Blame It On the