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The Enduring Legacy of Li'l Abner

Miss Cellania

Li'l Abner was a comic strip drawn by Al Capp that appeared in newspapers from 1934 to 1977.

Brain Game: Really, Really Bad Rebus #27

Think Thursday is upon us, and with it, a new mentalfloss.com Brain Game.

Morning Cup of Links: State Flags

Miss Cellania

Why do some Americanisms irritate people? Meaning people from other countries, that is, so it would behoove us to find out what they're talking about.

Stunning but Deadly Carnivorous Plants

Jill Harness

I'm fascinated by carnivorous plants.

Art Made From Cans

Jill Harness

If you thought tin and aluminum cans were only good for storing food and recycling, then you've never seen the art of David Wasserman, aka Tincanman.

5 Questions: Route 66

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The Quick 10: The Strangest Record to Make the Top 10

Eddie Deezen

In 1966, the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, the Beach Boys, the Supremes, and the artists at Motown were all competing for top spots on the charts.

Kansas City Royal or Actual Royal?

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Worldwide, the influence of monarchs may be diminishing. But are they less influential than the Kansas City Royals, a team that seems to perpetually be "on the rise?" See if you can determine whether the people named in this quiz are current Kansas City Royals or members of current royal families.

The Late Movies: Carl Sagan Interviewed By Ted Turner (!)

Chris Higgins

In this 1989 CNN interview, Ted Turner interviews Carl Sagan on the environment, nuclear warfare, space, time travel, SETI, and other topics.

Plus: The Macintosh Plus

David K. Israel

From Google+ monday to plus-size models yesterday, we move to the Macintosh Plus computer, which came out in 1986.

20 Obscure Words to Describe Collectors

Ethan Trex

You probably know that numismatists study and collect coins and currency, and you may even know that philatelists study and collect stamps.

Damn Fine "Twin Peaks" Coffee Ads from Japan

Chris Higgins

I'm a Twin Peaks fan, and like to think I know a little trivia about the show.

What 3-D Looked Like 150 Years Ago

Ransom Riggs

3-D technology has been around in one form or another for a very long time.

Dietribes: Spinach

Allison Keene

• Spinach is far fancier than you might imagine upon first glance: in some cultures, greens like spinach and kale symbolize money.

America's Largest Cities A to Z

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The new 2010 U.S. Census results are a treasure trove of trivia. In today's mentalfloss.com Lunchtime Quiz, you'll have ten minutes to name the most populous U.S. cities (not metro areas) beginning with each of the 26 letters of the English alphabet. A score of half (13) or better is a winner, and the clock starts when you key in your first entry.

NOTE: Capitalization is unnecessary, but spelling does count. Good luck!

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