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Last Week's Most Popular Stories

Jason English

In case you weren't obsessively refreshing mentalfloss.com all week, here's what you

Unsung Dads of the Animal Kingdom

Kara Kovalchik

There are all types of different “fathers,” from biological dads to adoptive dads to foster dads to father figures. And there are also those unsung patriarchs of the animal kingdom... Their Mane

Dads Catching Foul Balls

Jason English

If you're spending this Father's Day at the ballpark, perhaps you'll catch a ball and earn a spot on next year's list. This dad's my hero. Amazing catch by a Ran

Weekend Links: What Was Your First Concert?

Allison Keene

Here's a manly link for a manly day that may come in handy - how to open a beer with anything. * Put your reading glasses on - this Ultimate Field Guide to Subatomic Particles is one of the bes

Rest in Peace, Clarence Clemons

Erica Palan

Editor's Note: E Street Band saxophonist Clarence Clemons has died of complications from a stroke, CNN reported tonight.

All Roads Lead to D.C.

Stacy Conradt

Though the saying is “All roads lead to Rome,” if Washington D.C.

Weekend Links: Where Your Discarded Gum Goes

Allison Keene

Ah, the joy of math.

The Late Movies: Sesame Street International Part 2

Miss Cellania

Last week we saw eight clips from international versions of Sesame Street. Here are eight more from different nations! Brazil Vila Sesamo!

10 Cultural Giants Who Died Coinless

Allison Keene

The notion of the starving artist is nothing new, and whether it was because they toiled in obscurity, were swindled or the victims of financial mismanagement, some of the most famous contributors to

The Number of the Day: 100

Colin Patrick

Gillette has created what they believe to be the world’s smallest advertisements.

Awesome People Doing Awesome Things

Jill Harness

One of the biggest new blogs sweeping the net is Awesome People Hanging Out Together. The site includes everyone from Nelson Mandela hanging out with Steven Hawking to William S.

Name the Top Grossing Summer Blockbusters (Not Including Star Wars)

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Four of the top ten movies on Hollywood.com's "Top Grossing Summer Movies of all Time (Adjusted for Inflation)" are Star Wars films: Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi and The Phantom Menace. Can you name the other six movies in the top ten?

Words You Invented for Everyday Objects

Jason English

On Fridays, 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.

Parking Lot Movies

Ransom Riggs

A surprising number of great short films have been made in parking lots. I'm not certain why.