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The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Swedish Chef Told to Stop Making Good Food Annika Eriksson is the head cook at a school in Falun, Sweden.

How Does the Mantis Shrimp Break Glass Without Hurting Itself?

Erin McCarthy

Wikimedia CommonsThe Harlequin Mantis Shrimp (Odontodactylus scyllarus) typically uses its dactyl clubs to smash shellfish until it gets to the good stuff—soft tissue it can eat.

10 Legendary Monsters of Australasia and Antarctica

Miss Cellania

You'd think that there are enough scary animals in Australia that monstrous legends wouldn't be necessary.

Brain Game: Charlie's Friend

Say hello to Michael, whose likes and dislikes will help you solve today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Free-for-all Friday challenge.

Morning Cup of Links: Doom and Gloom

Miss Cellania

Hear The First New Rolling Stones Song In Six Years.

5 Questions: Righty Tighty, Lefty Loosey

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11 Amazing Letters from Nobel Laureates

Adrienne Crezo

1. "Nothing more than the expression and product of human

The Missing Links: Grand Theft Space Shuttle

Colin Patrick

Selling Your Body To Science - While You’re Still

11 Long Celebrity Marriages That Ended in Divorce

Kara Kovalchik

When some celebrity couples divorce, it's not at all surprising (here's looking at you, Kim and Kris).

11 Creative Breakthroughs People Had in Their Sleep

Stacy Conradt

You know what visions I get in my dreams? Visions of falling off of buildings (and doing the full body spasm thing when I hit the ground).

11 Debuts That Got Booed

Jason Plautz

1. Charlie Sheen's Torpedo of Truth

11 Dolls the World Could Have Done Without

Hillary Buckholtz

1. Full House

11 Book Sequels You Probably Didn't Know Existed

M Asher Cantrell

We get frustrated with Hollywood's propensity for weird sequels that seem to have little or nothing to do with the original, but it just so happens that the practice is older than filmmaking itse

11 of the Richest People in History

Kathy Benjamin

These men were up there in the 0.001 percent of their time—and they were all just a little bit bonkers.

Brain Game: The Candy Machine

Good luck with today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Think Thursday challenge: A candy machine has three buttons: one labeled RED, one labeled BLUE, and one labeled SURPRISE.