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The Quick 10: The Bortle Dark-Sky Scale

Stacy Conradt

Did our U.S. readers enjoy some fireworks last weekend? We didn't - they got rained out.

7 Memorable Sports Chants

Will Treece

Does your favorite team have a special chant? If not, here are seven examples that might inspire you to write one of your own. 1.

How Did You Know Jimmy Luth?

David K. Israel

We had a lot of fun giving away daily neatorama prizes this month! We hope you enjoyed the new aspect of the game.

At the Libraries: Your Weekly Round-Up

Miss Kathleen

Every Wednesday, 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

McDonald's Fries: One Man's Quest to Make Them at Home

Chris Higgins

Cook and author J. Kenji Lopez-Alt had a mission: recreate McDonald's french fries.

Fun Cars!

David K. Israel

Think there's a V8 under this car's hood? In 1970, Campbell Soup turned to "King of Kustomizers" George Barris to, er, soup up this Mustang Boss 302 for a V8 marketing campaign.

Make Someone's Day With a mental_floss Care Package

Mangesh & Jason

Know someone who needs a boost this summer? Is your daughter off at summer school? Got a son away at camp? If the pizza box doesn't bring a smile to their face, the stuff inside surely will!

The Secret Lives of 8 Baseball Umpires

Special Guest Star

by Robert

Pregame Warm-up: World Cup Stories

Special Guest Star

Our friend Giri A of the PubStumpers Trivia League has been sharing some World Cup history via email.

Touch Influences Decisions (Or: How to Save $350 on Your Next Car)

Meghan Holohan

If you're buying a new car or negotiating the price of your dream house, try sitting in a hard chair.

Brain Game: Not a Capital Letter

Regulars to the Brain Game are aware that I'm a U.S. geography nut, and some of my favorite puzzles focus on the names of states and capitals... like this one.

15 Books With Completely Different Movie Endings

Rudie Obias

Name the 10 Most Populous US States in Order

15 Things You Might Not Know About Yellowstone National Park

Michael Arbeiter

Name the Events that Happened on Each Day in July