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7 of the World’s Most Fascinating and Beautiful Catacombs

Bess Lovejoy

8 Regrettable (But Still Kind Of Awesome) Superheroes

Mark Peters

How 15 Breweries Got Their Names

Christopher Osburn

14 Awesome Instagrams All Science Buffs Should Follow

Rebecca OConnell

These science-y Instagrams are the perfect thing to add new life to your feed.

11 Boozy Spins on Kid Classics

Rebecca OConnell

When you grow up, you don't have to put away your childish things—you just need to soak them in alcohol.

15 New Uses for Old VHS Tapes

Jake Rossen

1980s media never dies.

16 of the Coolest Playgrounds in the World

Shaunacy Ferro

10 of History’s Most Terrifying Swords

Mark Mancini

Humans have always been cooking up brand new ways to slice, dice, hack, and stab. You definitely wouldn’t want to tangle with any of the historical swords in this gallery—especially the last one.

15 Times Stars Took Method Acting Too Far

Beth Anne Macaluso

Morning Cup of Links: Malamanteau

Miss Cellania

The Tragic Race to Be First to the South Pole. A museum exhibit shows us how Roald Amundsen and Robert F.

5 Questions: Coney or Desert

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The Late Movies: New York Times Critics' Picks

Ransom Riggs

One of my favorite new features on the NYTimes website are videos by film critic A.O. Scott in which he discusses and dissects some of his (and my) favorite films.

Last Week's Most Popular Stories

Jason English

In case you weren't obsessively refreshing mentalfloss.com all week, here's what you missed: 1. The Origins of 10 Nicknames, by David K. Israel

Lunchtime Quiz Leftovers

Jason English

Ready, Aim, Fire: Scenes From Early American Dueling

Matt Soniak

Callin' out around the world: are you ready for a brand new beat? Summer's here and the time is right for duelin' in the