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Roald Dahl Story or Horror Film?

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I think the moment I realized I was no longer a child was when I picked up a book of Roald Dahl stories and realized just how sick they were. The dark and ironic twists in his stories, not to mention the shocking plots, hardly sound like stories from the same person behind "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" or "The Fantastic Mr. Fox." In this quiz, decide if the short plot describes a Roald Dahl story or a definitely-not-for-kids horror film.

The Quick 10: Happy Bloomsday!

Stacy Conradt

Happy Bloomsday!! If you're not a James Joyce aficionado (or if you're not familiar with obscure holidays), June 16 is the day all of the events in Joyce's Ulysses take place.

Put Your Hands Together for Will Treece!

Jason English

I'm very excited to introduce the newest member of the mental_floss team, Swarthmore's Will Treece! Will's going to be helping us out this summer. Here's his

7 Bizarre Stories of Stolen Movie Props

Rob Lammle

There was a time when movie props were worthless. When a film wrapped, the studio would often recycle props and costumes for use in other films, or sometimes simply throw them away.

Who Has More - Part 2

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Simple concept here! We give you two people, like Wil Wheaton or Rainn Wilson, and you answer the question “Who has more X?” In each question, X stands for a different theme/subject.

And if you missed Part 1 of this series, that can be found over here.

Full Monopoly Game in 21 Seconds

Chris Higgins

I've been in plenty of Monopoly games that dragged on for hours, with one or two bankrupt players sitting on the sidelines, bored to death.

Paper to the People!

David K. Israel

You may already be aware of the paper toy craze sweeping the Web. But for all those who aren't, consider this an introduction.

Dietribes: Have a Grape Day!

Allison Keene

"¢Â The initial domestication of grapes took place in antiquity in what is now southern Turkey.

The Weird Battery Quiz

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Everyone can tell the D battery from the AA, but how well do you know your more obscure battery sizes? Take our quiz to see, and may your answers be much more powerful than a Quadruple A.

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.

Brain Game: It Hurts!

Only one three-letter word can be placed after each of the following letters to form common four-letter English words.

Amazing Johnny Cash Video Combines 1,000 Drawings

Ransom Riggs

Ain't No Grave was Johnny Cash's final studio album, and its title track is a powerful farewell from a music legend.

Morning Cup of Links: Cat Listening Party

Miss Cellania

Don Ritchie has spent fifty years trying to prevent suicides at the cliff top where he lives. He's managed to talk at least 160 people out of ending it all.

5 Questions: To the Letter

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The Late Movies: Bloomsday

Erica Palan

Tomorrow, people all over the world will be celebrating Bloomsday, a holiday named for Leopold Bloom, the main character in James Joyce's Ulysses.

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