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Morning Cup of Links: Bubblegum Music

Miss Cellania

A gallery of celebrity prom pictures sounds like a chance to see stars in their high school awkwardness.

5 Questions: This is Your Brain on Drugs

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The Late Movies: Guess The Theme 50

Mark Arminio

It's Thursday, it's late and it's time for the 50th installment of the game that is sweeping the nation, GUESS THE THEME (insert raucous cheers and applause)!

12 Geeky Fire Hydrants

David K. Israel

You may recall my post last month about geeky trashcans where I talked about painting the local fire hydrant when I was a kid to look like Uncle Sam during the bicentennial.

Hey Internet, Whistle Along!

Chris Higgins

In this performance of "Tonight You Belong to Me," current Mental Floss cover model John Hodgman and feral mountain man rock star Jonathan Coulton deliver a sweet duet, at one point inviting

9 Ways Facebook Is Changing People's Lives

Kathy Benjamin

Pan Xunbin / Shutterstock Facebook has over 800 million users, and researchers and pollsters have been busy studying them.

10 Clever Dalek Mashups

Miss Cellania

The evil exterminating machines from the Doctor Who universe are extremely versatile. The simple yet very recognizable shape of a dalek lends itself to insertion into other, non-Doctor worlds.

The Time Dick Clark Explored His Dark Side

Bill DeMain

Image via The Video Beat Amidst all yesterday’s eulogies and well-deserved tributes for the great Dick Clark, I was surprised to learn that he did a little acting.

Brain Game: Pretty, Wooden, Thin

"Pretty, wooden, thin..." Hey, I think I dated her some years ago.

Morning Cup of Links: Feeling Old

Miss Cellania

TV host Dick Clark died yesterday at age 82. Here are some of his most memorable on-air moments. * How War Can Make Dehumanizing and Horrific Events Seem Normal.

5 Questions: "Liv" for Today

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World War I Centennial: Dire Straits

Erik Sass

Installment #13: Since the time of the Trojan War, the narrow straits between Europe and Asia have been crossed by merchants and armies, diplomats and traitors.

RIP Dick Clark (1929-2012)

Kara Kovalchik

© Bettmann/CORBIS Since so much will be written about Dick Clark’s tenure on American Bandstand and the Pyramid game shows elsewhere, we'll try to provide you with some Dick Clark stories you

The Late Movies: The Pixies' "Doolittle" Turns 23 Today

Chris Higgins

Today marks the 23rd anniversary of the release of Doolittle, a landmark album by the Pixies that influenced boatloads of musicians in the ensuing years (though most musicians I know pretend they like

Morbid Road Trip: The Scattered Artifacts of Lincoln’s Assassination

Matt Soniak

Almost every item even remotely connected to Lincoln’s assassination, death, and funeral later found its way into some special collection.