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The Quick 10: 10 Famous Beauty Pageant Contestants

Stacy Conradt

Whether it's becoming Wonder Woman or, you know, Oprah, many beauty queens have parlayed their time on the pageant circuit into bigger things. 1. Oprah.

5 Things You Didn't Know About Winston Churchill

Ethan Trex

Winston Churchill had one of the most immediately recognizable faces of the 20th century, and you probably know all about his triumphs as a statesman and orator.

An Underwater River?

Jill Harness

Mexico is home to some of the deepest, most complex cave systems in the world, but the Cenote Angelita is notable not only for its size but for its incredible underwater river systems.

Puppies Wearing Hats Eating Bacon Sharing Facts (about Joan of Arc)

Stacy Conradt

Since yesterday was the day we celebrate her birthday (we don't really know for sure when it was and neither did Joan), our puppies would like to share a few facts with you about Joan of Bark.

Adorable Kids With Obsolete Technology

Chris Higgins

Ready to feel really old? In this video, some French-Canadian kids are presented with technology from the 80's and 90's.

Reaching The World's Coolest (and Most Isolated) Lake

Ransom Riggs

If you ever wondered what the coolest lake in the world is, wonder no more. It's called Lake Vostok, and it's in Antarctica.

The Nintendo Sequel Quiz

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If you or your kid played a healthy amount of video games in the 1980s and 1990s, the titles in this quiz should be familiar. But what about their sequels? Do you remember what they were called? Let's find out.

The World's Cutest Janitors

Jill Harness

Neo and Tuxedo are Boston terriers who've already become famous thanks to their skateboarding video and their shopping video.

May the Force of Typography Be With You

Colin Patrick

There's no shortage of typography content on the web. And the internet is brewing over with everything Star Wars-related.

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Twins Born in Different Years Madisen Carin Lewis was born at 11:59 PM last Friday. Her twin brother, Aiden Everette Lewis was born a minute later by cesarean section in Rockford, Illinois.

Brain Game: Values! Values! Values!

Thanks for giving the Friday Free-For-All a shot. The mental_floss Brain Game will return on Monday.

Morning Cup of Links: Dancing Lights

Miss Cellania

A stay-at-home mom gives "a warning from the front lines." Making choices between kids, career, or both is harder than ever when your preference can backfire on you years later. * Doctor W

5 Questions: Trying to Out-"Fox" You

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The Late Movies: Best of 2010 Mashups

Mark Arminio

As we kick off 2011, it's common to look back at the highlights of the previous year; the highs and lows, the things that inspired and entertained us and how we lived for the past 365 days.

The Quick 14: The Banned Words List

Stacy Conradt

Every year, Lake Superior State University releases its banned words list based on overused words and phrases for the year.