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March 11th, 2008

Miss Cellania

Improv Everywhere targets a food court with a "spontaneous" musical number. Talk about added value with your Happy Meal! * How To Terminate a Terminator.

Air Guitar Stage Name competition winners!

David K. Israel

Björn Türoque has picked the winners of our Air Guitar Stage Name competition. In his own words: It was a tough call.

Workplace Experiments

Chris Higgins

Web application design firm 37signals is spending 2008 running workplace experiments in an attempt to make their office "one of the best places in the world to work, learn, and generally be happy

3 Extreme Ways To Go Green

the mag

This article was written by Maggie Koerth-Baker, and appears in the March-April 2008 issue of mental_floss magazine. Recycle, schmecycle.

Breaking News from the Fact Solicitor General

Matt Soniak

Today's top story: We have a winner for last week's Fact Contest and another round coming up tomorrow. Owen won himself a copy of Bono's On the Move for sending us this amazing fact

The First Time News Was Fit To Print: From The Archives

Jason English

Every Monday, we venture into the archives of The New York Times to find the first time the paper covered various topics.

Our Readers Are Nerds! (We Have Proof)

Ransom Riggs

I've long harbored a suspicion that most of our floss readers (and certainly our staffers) are closet nerds, and as far as I'm concerned, this photo challenge proved it.

Automatic Solar Hybrid Mower

Miss Cellania

Exactly what is it that you hate about mowing the lawn in the summer? Is it the time involved? The exertion? The noise? The smell? That could all become a memory that we tell our kids about.

Creatively Speaking: Monty Hall

David K. Israel

Most people know Monty Hall from his brilliant game show, Let's Make a Deal.

March 10th, 2008

Miss Cellania

While you struggle to get up an hour earlier this morning, think of all the energy we save with Daylight Saving Time.

Weekend Genius Challenge #23: Spring Forward

Daylight Saving Time will rob us of an hour this weekend, and darn it, I want to know where those sixty minutes go. Sure, I'll get them back this autumn, provided I'm still around.

Photo Challenge #4: Your Most Embarrassing Picture from Childhood

Ransom Riggs

I don't know about you, but I seem to have a lot of super-embarrassing photos of myself as a kid.

Weekend Genius Challenge #22 Winner(s)!

Last weekend, we asked readers to come up with song titles of 10 letters or more that used only one if the five vowels (A, E, I, O, or U).

The Weekend Links

Allison Keene

"¢ From my faithful friend Jan, here are Five Great Auditory Illusions.

Name the ACC in 1 Minute

Jason English

To get everyone excited for next Saturday's mental_floss College Weekend tipoff, we'll be slowly rolling out these conference naming exercises.