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Dietribes: Eggplant

Allison Keene

• Few foods have gone through the kind of transformation the eggplant has.

Revolve in Peace

Jason English

Five years ago today, the International Astronomical Union stripped Pluto of its planet status, a damaging blow to Plutophiles across the galaxy. I'm wearing this shirt to mark the occasion.

Brain Game: Real Guts

Here's hoping you enjoy today's Wednesday Wordplay challenge from the mentalfloss.com Brain Game.

Morning Cup of Links: Duck Tron

Miss Cellania

Why Are Finland's Schools So Successful? “We prepare children to learn how to learn, not how to take a test.” * Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about the Rise of Shaky-Cam.

5 Questions: Trees III

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College Football Rivalry Trophies Not Deemed Unacceptable

Jason English

Image credit: iowacorn.org There will be a new new trophy awarded to the winner of this year's Iowa-Iowa State game.

Mental Breakdown: Is Virginia for Lovers?

the mag

Here's another sneak peek at the September-October issue of mental_floss magazine. Click here to get a risk-free

6 Magicians Who Died While Performing The Bullet Catch

Bill DeMain

Is it possible for a human being to catch a speeding bullet in his mouth? For centuries, magicians have been convincing audiences that it is.

13 Essential Talking Points for the Earthquake Enthusiast

the mag

by Jeff Fleischer A 5.9 magnitude earthquake hit Virginia earlier this afternoon and was felt up and down the east coast.

The Man Who Pressed His Luck...and Won

Chris Higgins

In 1984, ice cream truck driver Michael Larson set a record by winning $110,237 (a combined total of cash and non-cash prizes) in one appearance on the game show Press Your Luck -- and he did it by ga

10 Unusual Restaurants Found Around the World

David K. Israel

When I was growing up in suburban New Jersey, the most unusual thing about any of the restaurants within a 10-mile radius of my neighborhood was that one of them had a free gumball machine in the entr

Name the Top Oil-Producing Countries

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There are several ways to look at the world's oil situation — who has the most oil? Who exports the most? Who produces the most? Who uses the most? But for this quiz, let's stick with production. We pulled the top 12 oil-producing countries from the CIA World Factbook. How many can you name in three minutes?

10 Mind-Blowing Art Quilts

Miss Cellania

The art of quilting grew out of the very practical activity of making warm bed covers, often out of recycled fabrics.

Brain Game: Kim S. Tree

The second day of the workweek brings with it Tuesday Test Time here at the mentalfloss.com Brain Game.

Morning Cup of Links: Ogre-Fart Chilis

Miss Cellania

Benevolent Maize and Ogre-Fart Chilis.