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Recreating Starry Night With Household Objects

Colin Patrick

If you’d like to see Vincent Van Gogh’s masterpiece The Starry Night in person, you’ll need to head to New York City’s Museum of Modern Art – where it's been part of the permanent collection sinc

Would a Dingo Really Eat Your Baby?

Ethan Trex

Every Seinfeld fan remembers the scene in which Elaine broke out her best Australian accent and dingo theory. Are dingoes really known for eating small children?

Nominative Determinism: Yes, That's His Real Name

Miss Cellania

Nominative determinism is the theory that a person's name has some influence over what they do with their life. Keep that in mind as you read this story.

Brain Game: The Four States (That) Matter

Think Thursday with the crew here at the mentalfloss.com Brain Game.

Morning Cup of Links: Freefall Dancing

Miss Cellania

A Fathers Day Story, from Justin Halpern, author of Sh%@ My Dad Says.

5 Questions: Shall I Call You a Cabernet?

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Battle of the Babies: a White House Brawl

Stacy Conradt

In this corner: Baby Ruth Cleveland.

The Late Movies: What Song Are You Listening To? (London, Copenhagen, Singapore, Lisbon, Philadelphia)

Chris Higgins

Two weeks ago, I pointed to a street video from New York, in which filmmaker Ty Cullen asked passersby who wore headphones "Hey, what song are you listening to?" Commenters asked for more v

Have We Met That Hurricane?

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In the past, hurricanes were named after saints based on the day when they struck land. In 1953, the U.S. government started using common names to denote the storms, leading to today's system with a mix of men's and women's names that rotates every six years. Unless a storm is so severe that a name is retired, there are only a handful of names that are on the list. Can you identify whether we've met a hurricane by this name?

Slogans of Cheap Beers

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You may know your bargain-priced brews, but how well do you know the advertising slogans that help put their icy frugality in your hand?

Fun With Famous Logos

Colin Patrick

Have you sent a package via FedEx recently? If so, you might have noticed that that image above is not their logo.

People Who Became Nouns: Jules Leotard

Jason English

Hulton Archive/ Life.com has a really big gallery of people whose names live on in dictionaries and on products, including Samuel Maverick, Rudolf Diesel, Etienne Silhouette, and Rev.

Word Bubbles

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Speed Match

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Raindrops

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