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6 Notable Goldman Sachs Alums (Who Made Their Mark Elsewhere)

Ethan Trex

When Goldman Sachs received Fed approval to become a bank holding company, it ended the stalwart firm's run as an investment bank and foretold a new corporate direction.

Lunchtime Quizzes: A 30th Birthday Celebration

Mangesh & Jason

Sunday was mental_floss contributor Brett Savage's 30th birthday. To celebrate, we were going to post 30 of his greatest quizzes.

History of the World: The Iceman Cometh

Stacy Conradt

Can you imagine? You're out for a nice, refreshing hike, enjoying nature, when you stumble upon this: Uhhh.

John Green's New Novel: Paper Towns

Ransom Riggs

I know, I know: shut up about John Green already! He hasn't worked for mental_floss for like three years and yet you blog about everything he does! Gahh!

Morbid Home Decor

Miss Cellania

Over a year ago, I posted Killer Home Decor and found out how many of you have a subversive, or even a morbid sense of humor in furnishing your homes.

Brain Game: American Made

This is my first attempt at a 3 x 3 x 3 logic puzzle as opposed to a two-way, so bear with me. If you're a devout logic puzzle fan, it might be easy.

IQ-tips: How to Ripen Fruit

David K. Israel

Don't you hate when you've got a hankering for a banana but all the ones in your fruit basket are green?

Morning Cup of Links: 40 Foot Snake

Miss Cellania

10 Weird Psychology Studies. I'll bet some of these received grant money just for their sheer ballsiness. * The largest snake ever found was over 40 feet long and probably weighed over a ton!

The Quick 10: 10 People Banned For Life From Stuff

Allison Keene


6 Unlucky Australians Who Couldn't Catch a Break

Mark Juddery

Last month, I wrote an article about fortunate Australians, which suggested that the nation deserves to be called "The Lucky Country." Today's follow-up will bring us back down to Eart

Documentary: The London Underground Map

Chris Higgins

In 1931, Harry Beck drew a diagram of the London Underground (aka the Tube), making visual sense of an extremely complex system.

Anyone Can Play Guitar - Lesson No. 4

David K. Israel

Welcome back. Today we'll be learning how to play the verse to "It's Only Rock'n'Roll" by The Rolling Stones.

History of the World: The Truth About Chastity Belts

Stacy Conradt

We all know the origins of the chastity belt, right?

The Rickroll Gets Political

Ransom Riggs

The internet meme known as Rickrolling has finally come of age -- and spawned a sequel. At more than 6 months old -- an eternity in internet years -- it's proven more durable than most memes.

Blender Defender

Miss Cellania

Here's a gadget you can't buy, but you can build. It paid off twice for Brian, first by solving a household problem, then by entertaining us all on the