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Watercooler Ammo Reject Pile!

Mangesh Hattikudur

A few months ago, Jason and I started a new Monday-Thursday newsletter called Watercooler Ammo. Here's some of the stuff that was left on the cutting room floor.

Name All The States That Start With "M"

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Our Name All the States That End With 'A' quiz was a big hit, so let's try another one along those lines. You've got one minute—can you name all the U.S. states that begin with 'M'?

Road Trip! 6 Incredible Cross-Country Journeys

Rob Lammle

There's nothing quite like a road trip. You pack your bag, empty the change jar for gas money, grab a map (or not), and hit the highway, seeking adventure around every turn.

Slo-Mo Video: Lightning Strikes Chicago Buildings

Chris Higgins

A meditative way to spend your Friday: video of lightning striking buildings in Chicago. The same brief clip is shown at progressively slower speeds, climaxing in an impressive triple strike.

Strange & Scary Stop-offs

Colin Patrick

I recently happened across an article about the Veijo Ronkkonen sculpture park - an odd tourist attraction set inside a forest in Finland where hundreds of human statues are found.

Neatorama presents: HDYK? "“ {day 4}

David K. Israel

It's an all-new 5-day trivia hunt! Co-puzzle Master Josh Halbur and I are happy to bring you the next How Did You Know?

What Was Your Favorite Album When You Were 13?

Jason English

Every Friday, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else's reply, whatever you want. Very casual.

Help Us Decide Where to Go!

Will Pearson

mental_floss is hitting the road this Fall, and for good reason: October's going to be a big month.

Reagan and Ford Considered a Co-Presidency in 1980

Ethan Trex

One of the most fascinating "What if?" scenarios in political history.

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Maggots Force Plane Down A US Airways flight from Atlanta to Charlotte was forced to return to Atlanta when maggots began falling on the passengers.

The Number of the Day: 8.67

Will Treece

According to the 2010 American Time Use Survey, the average American spends 8.67 hours sleeping each day. Related Fact: Women spend slightly more time than men sleeping: 8.73 hours compared to 8.62

Brain Game: In Motion

Thanks to the crowd of 100+ that attended the mental_floss challenge at the Mensa American Gathering yesterday evening at the Hyatt Regency in Dearborn.

Morning Cup of Links: Zombie Scientists

Miss Cellania

The movie Airplane! opened 30 years ago today. Over, Oveur, roger, Roger, and don't call me Shirley!

5 Questions: Welcome to Detroit, MENsans!

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The Late Movies: The Reduced Shakespeare Company

Mark Arminio

The Reduced Shakespeare Company is known for performing fast-paced, quick-witted versions of famous literary works.