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If You Want to Succeed in Yacht Rock, You'll Need a Ridiculous Name

Scott Allen

Sparked by a popular online video series by the same name, Yacht Rock, the genre of music produced by artists such as Christopher Cross and Kenny Loggins during the late 1970s and early 1980s, has enj

The Hitchcock Recipe

Colin Patrick

Hitch from Pascal Monaco on Vimeo. I went through a bit of a Hitchcock craze earlier in life, so I really enjoy this short film, Hitch, created by a group of German grad students.

Herbie: The Love Bug Quiz

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I probably hadn't seen The Love Bug in 20 years before I rewatched it last week, but it's one of the movies I would always get at the video store. I've never picked up the 2005 Lindsay Lohan vehicle Herbie: Fully Loaded, so all of these questions are about the original.

The Ultimate NatGeo Office Email

Jill Harness

Over at the National Geographic office, the following memo recently made its way around the company: Bear Urine—not a joke A package arrived at Geo...(talk about weird) 2 small bottles of Pee.

Vintage NASA Footage: An Underwater Space Odyssey

Chris Higgins

As astronauts train for space voyages, they use the Neutral Buoyancy Space Simulator, which is effectively a very large, very fancy swimming pool with a bunch of equipment in it.

President Nixon's Last Meal

Jason English

Photo Credit: The National Archives Yesterday, Scott Allen discussed "What's Cooking, Uncle Sam?"—an exhibit that explores how the Government has affected America’s food consumption.

Ten Tiny Treasures: Artists and Their Miniatures

Miss Cellania

Art of all kinds gives us pleasure, but when it is scaled down to miniscule sizes, it impresses us with the increased difficulty factor.

Brain Game: Three Twos at Number One

Tuesday Test Time has arrived here at the mentalfloss.com Brain Game. Good luck! According to the 2010 Census, of the 100 U.S.

Morning Cup of Links: Slaves and Prisoners

Miss Cellania

Forty years ago, the Stanford Prison Experiment shocked the academic world and led to new standards for ethics in psychology studies.

Stereotypical Cartography

Brett Savage

The New York Times Magazine posted an abstract illustration capturing stereotypes all over the world.

5 Questions: Mighty Big Words

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Bikini Birthdays: Bathing Suits and Bombs

Stacy Conradt

While many of us were busy celebrating the Fourth last week, an important milestone slipped by us: the birthday of the bikini.

The Late Movies: Happy (Early) Birthday, Bill Cosby!

Erica Palan

There aren't a whole lot of people who could bounce back after supporting something as odious as New Coke, but if anyone could do it, it was Bill Cosby.

Plus: Google+

David K. Israel

This week's theme is plus. We might be talking about plus sizes, we might be talking about addition - whatever it is, the word plus will come into play.

Food Lessons From the U.S. Government

Scott Allen

On July 4, award-winning chef Jose Andres opened a pop-up restaurant in Washington, DC.