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What's the Strangest Thing That Scares Your Dog?

Jason English

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

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Octopus Receives World Cup for Predictions A two-year-old octopus named Paul received worldwide acclaim for predicting the winner of the World Cup tournament.

Brain Game: Well Do Ya?

Thanks for playing the Friday Brain Game. Good luck! What's the next number in this sequence? 7, 25, 43, 61, 115, ? Here is the SOLUTION. THE SOLUTION: 133.

The Number of the Day: 1,355,047

Jason English

The Ivory Coast is the world's top cocoa bean-producing country.

Morning Cup of Links: Corporate Firewalking

Miss Cellania

Whatever happened to the box-office bomb?

5 Questions: Teen Idols

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The Late Movies: Mashups

Mark Arminio

Tonight for the Late Movies, here are a series of mashups taking a collection of clips and giving them a fresh perspective. In this clip we see scenes from The Simpsons set to a trailer for For

Competitive Eating: The Most American Sport

Special Guest Star

Note: A couple friends of mental_floss worked on this, and they're excited to crank out more fun infographics on various topics.

How 10 Sugary Treats Got Their Names

Ethan Trex

We reach for them when we need a sugar fix, but how well do we know the stories behind our favorite ice creams, cookies, and snack cakes?

BIG BANG BIG BOOM: A Graffiti History of the World

Chris Higgins

Blu is the pseudonym of an anonymous Italian graffiti artist. He creates extensive stop-motion animation videos using graffiti, often in public places.

At the Libraries: Your Weekly Round-Up

Miss Kathleen

Each week Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of things happening at libraries across the country. If there's something fun going on in your local library this week, leave us a

8 Obscure but Adorable Wildcat Species

Miss Cellania

We all know the big cats: lion, tiger, leopard, cheetah, jaguar, and cougar. You are probably also familiar with some smaller wildcats such as the lynx, ocelot, and bobcat.

The Quick 10: 10 Non-Twilight Vampire Movies

Stacy Conradt

You don't have to be Team Edward to know there's a serious vampire craze sweeping the world right now.

The Number of the Day: $22,000,000

Jason English

In 2009, the U.S Mint lost $22 million making pennies and nickels. Related Facts: It costs 1.5 cents to make a penny.

The Early History of Bicycles and Motorbikes

David K. Israel

When I was in high school, I took a friend's brand-new (and I mean BRAND new) moped for a spin and, two minutes into the ride, crashed it into a mailbox.