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Drop Some Knowledge, Win a Movie

David K. Israel

If you missed our interview with filmmaker Henry Jaglom yesterday, check that out over here. As previously mentioned, Jaglom's films are now available for download on iTunes.

Morning Cup of Links: Celebrity Stalkers

Miss Cellania

The centuries-long controversy over Yom Kippur's Kol Nidre.

Night Study: Raoul Dufy

Andréa Fernandes

October is smack in the middle of marching band season, so today's post features the 1949 lithograph "The Band." The artist behind "The Band" is Raoul Dufy (1877-1953), a Fr

How the Obama Campaign Makes "Two Minute Volunteers"

Chris Higgins

The Obama presidential campaign made waves last week when it announced Obama '08: The Official iPhone Application.

The Quick 10: The Untimely Deaths of 10 Ben & Jerry's Flavors

Stacy Conradt

As promised, today's list is Ben & Jerry's flavors that have kicked the bucket. Maybe for good reason... but I'd sure be intrigued to try them.

Dirty Secrets Under the Bleachers: When Landfills Become Sports Arenas

Chris Weber

You know what they say: you can take the stadium out of the trash, but you can't take the trash out of the stadium.

7 Athletes Who Went Directly To Jail

Ethan Trex

It's been a rough week for former NFL players on the judicial circuit. O.J. Simpson couldn't beat a robbery and kidnapping charge and now faces life in prison.

History of the World: Four Goofy Things About the Crusades

Stacy Conradt

Coming soon, to a bookstore or online retailer near you: the Mental Floss History of the World: An Irreverent Romp Through Civilization's Best Bits.

Think Different: Musicians' Brains

Ransom Riggs

I'm always fascinated by brain studies that confirm long-held (but previously unprovable) hunches, like the idea that musicians' brains are different than regular folks'.

Do-It-Yourself Molded Pumpkins

Miss Cellania

Those of you who have been around the mental_floss blog for a while know I grow pumpkins in my garden.

Brain Game: Aw, Shucks

An old riddle, but still a good one: First, you discard my outside And cook my inside. Then, you eat my outside and discard my inside. What am I? HERE is the answer. ANSWER: an ear of

Creatively Speaking: Henry Jaglom

David K. Israel

Our Creatively Speaking interview series continues today with acclaimed film writer/director/actor, Henry Jaglom.

Morning Cup of Links: Real Life Frankensteins

Miss Cellania

Eight Real-Life Doctor Frankensteins Who Pushed the Boundaries of Life and Death.

More Tuition Giveaway Supporters

Jason English

Last month, we asked for help promoting our $50,000 Tuition Giveaway. A bunch of you kindly posted about the scholarship on your personal plots of internet real estate.

The Quick 10: 10 Famous Cemeteries

Stacy Conradt

Welcome to part two of my somewhat random Halloween Series! I love old cemeteries (which apparently makes me a taphophile, which I just learned today).

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