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The Mental Floss Trivia Show: Save the Date! (12/6/09)

Jason English

"Probably the most important trivia night that week." —Mangesh

Friday Happy Hour: Unofficial Graduation Requirements & Bizarre Lies

Jason English

Every Friday, 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. Very casual.

Trilobite Car From Burning Man

Jill Harness

The car in the video, based on the prehistoric trilobite creature, is known as its Latin name, the "Sarriugarteis (Odontochile) trilobiteis," or the Electrobite.

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Woman Reports Herself Driving Drunk Mary Strey called police in Clark County, Wisconsin to report a drunk driver. What made this call so unusual was that she was reporting on herself!

State Plates: All 50 States in Convenient Souvenir Plate Form

Chris Higgins

You've definitely seen them: commemorative state plates featuring landmarks and slogans from a particular state.

Brain Game: Autumn Foliage

Here's hoping that you enjoy today's Brain Game word ladder.

The Lost Art of the Mixtape

Ransom Riggs

The birth of the iPod era was definitely a great day for music lovers everywhere, but the non-linear, random-accessible freedom it gave listeners also brought about the death of something beloved by m

Morning Cup of Links: Animal Mummies

Miss Cellania

He was delighted to find his son had his own terms for different LEGO pieces. So he gathered more children, four in all, to find out what names they used, and assembled those names in a handy chart.

The Late Movies: Show Your Inner Geek

Mark Arminio

I'll readily admit that I've been called a geek from time to time. Geeks are innovators and we will one day rule the world. Don't believe me?

Nixon as Skeletor? 7 Great Actors in Movies Promoting Toys

Ethan Trex

Every actor may dream of winning an Oscar, but it's safe to say not quite as many aspire to someday portray an action figure or video game character on the silver screen.

The Quick 10: 10 Times Critters Have Delayed Sporting Events

Stacy Conradt

You've probably heard about the Spurs' Manu Ginobili snatching a bat out of the midair with his bare hands at a game a couple of days ago - and if you haven't, don't worry, there&#

R2-D2, GOB Bluth & Other Fictional Folks Who Stopped by Sesame Street

Joe Hennes

Hundreds of celebrities have appeared as themselves on Sesame Street, but plenty of popular fictional characters have made cameos as well.

Craigslist by the Numbers: 10 You Need to Know

David K. Israel

95 Craigslist started as a tech mailing list in 1995, which quickly morphed into a place where tech recruiters posted job listings.

Dead Fly Art

Jill Harness

Swedish photographer Magnus Muhr makes great cartoons from dead flies placed strategically on paper.

Holocaust Hero Chiune Sugihara

Miss Cellania

Chiune Sugihara was born on January 1st, 1900, and lived to make his mark on the twentieth century. Thousands of people owe their lives in part to his willingness to buck authority.