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Weekend Links: Mind Controlled Robot Arms

Allison Keene

This is truly amazing - from my friend Paul, see how the flashed face distortion effect makes ordinary portraits look hideous.

How Many Jelly Beans Are in This Cup?

Jason English

First person to guess correctly wins a copy of Split Decision. Or the jelly beans. Your call. Update: May 24, 4:22pm The magic number has not been guessed yet. Keep trying!

Friday Is Geek Pride Day. There Are Prizes Involved.

Jason English

Friday, May 25, is International Geek Pride Day. We didn't invent it — according to Wired, a guy named Tim McEachern deserves some of the credit.

Last Week's Most Popular Stories

Jason English

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

What Was the Jersey Devil?

Ethan Trex

JOHN ANGELILLO/UPI /Landov Last night the New Jersey Devils defeated the New York Rangers to advance to the Stanley Cup Finals, where they'll face the Los Angeles Kings.

Weekend Links: The Oracle of Wikipedia

Allison Keene

Photographer and filmmaker Michael Galinsky was 20 years old in 1989 when he and a friend decided to spend six weeks driving across the country, capturing images of mall life for "Malls Across Am

The Late Movies: Star Wars Songs

Miss Cellania

On May 25, 1977, a film hit theaters that would influence everything that came after: Star Wars.

Save the Date: Panel Discussion on Decentralized Energy With Maggie Koerth-Baker

Jason English

If you're in New York and looking for a good discussion of decentralized energy, you're in luck!

Adam Savage: About My "Indiana Jones" Hat

Chris Higgins

At this year's Maker Faire, Adam Savage delivered a speech about "why we make" -- a discussion largely about how Savage gets kids interested in making things.

The Missing Links: Wes Anderson Bingo

Colin Patrick

Photo Gallery of the Day: Behind the Scenes at Paramount Pictures The shot above is from a series of LIFE pictures taken in the 1970s. Can anyone suggest some good sites that have a lot of photogr

Who Are Your Nerd Heroes?

Jason English

On Fridays, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments.

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Party-crashing Cows A backyard party in Boxford, Massachusetts turned ugly when a herd of cows arrived uninvited.

Brain Game: Double-Aught Leaders

The 2012 presidential election is less than six months away, so let's brush up on some former Commanders-in-Chief in today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Free-for-all Friday challenge.

Morning Cup of Links: Stories from Long Ago

Miss Cellania

Thirty-two years later, Mount St. Helens has recovered nicely from the explosive volcanic eruption of 1980.

5 Questions: Cut to the Chase

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