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The Missing Links: The CIA's Super Secret Dragonfly Spy

Colin Patrick

It’s Been 65 Years Since the Events in Roswell Definitely Did or Absolutely Didn't Happen Time explores the story all these years later: * Killing Aliens 101 Aliens aren’t just a thing

Where Did John Wayne Get His Walk?

Eddie Deezen

He was the quintessential cowboy, the all-American American, the symbol for "macho" all over the world. He starred in more than 170 films in an unparalleled almost 50 year career in movies.

You Betcha: A "Fargo" Documentary, Yah

Chris Higgins

"It's Siberia with family restaurants," -the Coen brothers explain Minneapolis in this half-hour documentary about their film Fargo.

The Lost Scripts, Part III: Indiana Jones and the City of the Gods

Rob Lammle

While it’s not unusual for a film to have unused screenplays hiding in a filing cabinet somewhere, the lost scripts of Indiana Jones are a fascinating look at what might have been for everyone’s favor

Brain Game: Math Square #131

Have you ever tried a Monday Math Square mentalfloss.com Brain Game challenge? Today's the day - just follow the instructions below.

Morning Cup of Links: Star Wars Homecoming

Miss Cellania

A Woman's Life, As Told Through Scientific Studies. Strange how research that should make us feel better about ourselves tends to just make us feel weird.

5 Questions: Da Bomb

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Weekend Links: The Internet Justice League

Allison Keene

A video from inside a dust storm. Surreal, fascinating, and somewhat terrifying! * If the internet had a Justice League, who would it include? And who would be each other's nemeses?

The Olympic Swimmer Who'd Never Been in an Olympic-Size Pool

Ethan Trex

To bring the Olympic spirit to developing nations in the late 1990s, the Olympic Committee allowed a small number of “wild card” athletes to join the Games.

Andy Daly's Comedy Litmus Test

Chris Higgins

Last year I saw Andy Daly perform at MaxFunCon, a convention of nice people that happens to include a lot of indie/alternative comedy.

Last Week's Most Popular Stories

Jason English

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

Bagel + Fancy Knife Skills = BAGEL-CHAIN

Chris Higgins

George Hart shows us how to cut a bagel such that it ends up as two linked bagel-rings.

Weekend Links: Could You Be An Olympic Medalist?

Allison Keene

In honor of the Olympics: could you be a medalist? Find out with the Guardian's retro interactive game.

The Late Movies: Olympic Humor

Miss Cellania

By now, you've seen the opening ceremonies of the 2012 London Olympics.

The Missing Links: 25 Twitter Accounts That Will Make You Smarter

Colin Patrick

Jerk Test: Do You Flick Lit Cigarettes Into An Orangutan Cage? If you said yes, you are a huge jerk. A tremendously humongous mega jerk. If that sounds crazy, it’s not.