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The Personal Items 6 Famous Dictators Left Behind

Kara Kovalchik

The recent Libyan uprising has resulted in many serious consequences for Muammar Qaddafi — including the revelation of the various tchotchkes found stashed away in his private compound.

The Origins of Weird State Park Names (Part Four)

Miss Cellania

In part one of this series on the origin of state park names, we had park names with stories behind them. In part two, we found out why some names are scary or depressing.

What's On Second: Part II

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It's only fitting that a quiz all about seconds would get a second edition. We'll give you the first in a category, it's up to you to identify the second entry.


David K. Israel

Today, I'd like to introduce you to a fascinating, new-ish site/app called Trover, the next great collection of User Generate Content (UGC). If you go to their Web site, you'll find the most

Star Trek Bloopers

Chris Higgins

I love bloopers, and I love Star Trek. Below, I've collected some classic and more recent Trek bloopers. Prepare to board the Starship Enterbloop! (Blooperprise?

Brain Game: Question Mark

Today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Tuesday Test Time challenge offers a great puzzle from British/Australian puzzlemaker Lloyd King. It's one of my favorites.

Morning Cup of Links: Eyeborg

Miss Cellania

'Eyeborg': The man with a robotic video-camera eye. Canadian filmmaker Rob Spence can record and share everything he sees. * Victorian Husbands and Wives.

5 Questions: Animal Genders II

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Walt Disney's Secret Tragedy

Stacy Conradt

Disneyland may be the happiest place on earth, but the man behind it wasn’t.

The Late Movies: Riding the Mechanical Bull

Erica Palan

Here's a confession: I once rode a mechanical bull at a state fair while I was in college.

The Real Musicians Behind Fictional Bands

Jill Harness

Many Hollywood actors wish they were rock stars. Most of the time, there's a reason they were cast in movies, not signed to recording contracts.

Can You Get Rich Betting on the Weather?

Greg Sabin

Did you know that you can invest in the weather? Yes, that’s right. The weather.

14 X-Ray Images As Art

David K. Israel

Artist Nick Veasey uses his X-ray art to point out how obsessed we are with the superficial—our clothes, our cars, what we own and how it looks.

Animals "Helping"

Chris Higgins

Pardon the silliness, but this made my week: I'm Helping, a blog of animals who like to "help." I can't count the number of times I've seen cats and dogs find those warm spo

Huge T-Shirt Clearance Sale! Get up to 50% Off!

Mangesh & Jason

Right now you can save up to 50% on select styles. No coupon necessary! Just be sure to do your shopping soon — this sale ends Tuesday, August 30th. Head on over to the mental_floss