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The Killilea Family: Where Are They Now?

Kara Kovalchik

I first read With Love from Karen years ago when I was home sick with pneumonia.

Dietribes: Everything is Better When You Add Cheddar!

Allison Keene

Cheddar is one of the two most popular varieties of cheese in the United States (the other being Mozzarella).

The Internet's Famousest Felines

Ransom Riggs

One of the most striking things about the internet boom and the rise of sites like Youtube is the democratization of fame (or "fame" -- there's certainly a difference between reality sh

10 Coins That Aren't Boring

the mag

by David A. Norris Nerdy reputation or not, coin collecting (otherwise known as numismatics) has been a hobby since the days of ancient Rome.

Calling All Safari Enthusiasts

Jason English

We've been getting emails about a strange quirk that—I think—is exclusive to Apple's Safari browser.

Make a Video, Win a Book

David K. Israel

Who's ready to win a copy of George Musser's new book, The Complete Idiot's Guide to String Theory? If you missed our interview with him yesterday, check that out here because it

Brain Game: On a Count

Math puzzle fans rejoice!

Money for (Practically) Nothing: 4 Very Big Paychecks for Very Little Work

Ethan Trex

Work hard, get promoted, succeed in your new post, and eventually you'll start earning the big money.

5 Feisty First Daughters

David Holzel

With Sasha & Malia Obama set to join the First Daughters club, let's look back at some of the notable women who came before them. Here are five tales you might not have heard. 1.

Morning Cup of Links: Snowfall on Mars

Miss Cellania

The Phoenix Mars Lander has observed snow falling on Mars. No wonder it stayed passed its planned mission schedule. * Fun with green screen effects.

The Birthplaces of 10 Great American Foods

Streeter Seidell

We've compiled a list of all the foods you love, and all the places you need to thank for them. 1. Louis' Lunch, New Haven, Conn. The

Happy Birthday, "Feel Art Again"!

Andréa Fernandes

As of today, "Feel Art Again" has been a regular feature on mental_floss for 52 full weeks, having made its debut on September 26, 2007, with Caspar David Friedrich's "Two Men Con

Second-Cheapest Syndrome

Diana Wolf

Ever order the second-cheapest wine on the menu while dining out?

How "Tom's Diner" Tuned the MP3

Chris Higgins

Suzanne Vega's catchy tune has made her "Mother of the MP3" -- though it took a while. Vega wrote "Tom's Diner" as an a cappella song way back in 1982.

The Quick 10: The 10 Richest People Ever

Stacy Conradt

You always hear about how rich Bill Gates is, how rich Oprah is, how rich J.K. Rowling is. But none of them even make the top 10 richest people of all time.

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