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Brain Game: You Send Me

Welcome to the Friday mental_floss Brain Game, which is a quick one.

Morning Cup of Links: Convalescent Prose

Miss Cellania

A print magazine lifts an article from the web without crediting (or even notifying) the author. The editor defends the action by saying the web is "public domain".

5 Questions: RIP Sparky Anderson

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The Late Movies: Acoustic Cover Songs for Fall

Mark Arminio

Tonight's Late Movies are a collection of my all-time favorite acoustic cover songs that have a fall-like feel.

Original or Sequel

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Ten films in this one. If you're taking the quiz at the office, turn down the volume. Even without it, you should be able to figure out if the clip is from the original or the/one of the sequels.

Digest This: 9 Celebrities Who've Written Cookbooks

Ethan Trex

You could turn to a celebrity chef if you need a solid recipe, but why ask an expert like Bobby Flay for advice when you can get a recipe from a celebrity who dabbles in the kitchen?

Puppies Wearing Hats Eating Bacon Sharing Facts

Mangesh Hattikudur

Today, 53 years and a day after Laika the Russian space mutt became the first dog to launch into orbit, mental_floss hopes to help dogkind take a giant leap backwards: with a new column we're cal

The Boat That's Always Sinking

Colin Patrick

As a work of art, Julien Berthier’s boat Love-love probably creates a lot of praise and wonderment.

Attention Cleveland-Area _flossers!

Jason English

Cleveland Plain Dealer columnist and mental_floss contributor Bud Shaw has always had a soft spot for the quirky side of sports.

10 Dramatic Marriage Proposals

Miss Cellania

I saw a new online marriage proposal yesterday. While I waited to see what the potential bride's reaction was, I thought about how many imaginative proposals I've seen.

Talking Pictures: Times of Trouble

Ransom Riggs

Unemployment, wars, terrorism, natural disasters -- times are hard, there's no question. But times have been harder. We've been through worse and bounced back.

A Short History of Long-Haired Music: The Classical Era, part 2

David K. Israel

If you missed our previous installments, check out A Short History of Long-Haired Music archives As with the beginning of most epochs, two dandies didn’t wake up one morning in London and have the fo

Brain Game: Where's the Rake?

By changing one letter at a time to form different English words, and leaving all other letters in their original positions, convert FALL into TREE in the fewest steps possible.

Morning Cup of Links: Underwater BOB

Miss Cellania

Kurt Vonnegut Didn't Know Doodly-Squat About Writing: Finally, Literary Analysis Worth Reading. Knowing this is fiction doesn't make this scenario any less fascinating.

5 Questions: I Predict

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