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The Decks of the Mary Celeste, December 1872

Mangesh & Jason

Our new issue is on newsstands and in mailboxes (or beach bags or bathrooms or wherever it is you do your _flossing).

Canada Day

Miss Cellania

Happy Canada Day! Canada became independent of Britain gradually, in stark contrast to the fit we Yanks threw in the 1770s. The celebration of Canada Day grew gradually as well.

The Number of the Day: 27

Will Treece


Brain Game: Seven Times

By changing one letter at a time to form different English words, and leaving all other letters in their original positions, convert SEVEN into TIMES in the fewest number of steps possible.

Answer Science Questions Without Making a Mistake

15 Audition Tapes of Famous Actors Before They Hit It Big

Rudie Obias

These early audition tapes show why these unknown actors became household names.

Answer Presidential Trivia (Without Getting Any Wrong)

Morning Cup of Links: Eyeborg, the Bionic Eye

Miss Cellania

The 2010 Bulwer-Lytton awards for bad fiction have been bestowed.

The 20 Highest-Grossing Movies of All Time

Austin Thompson Hayley Harding

5 Times the Queen's Guard Wasn't So Serious

Stacy Conradt

Name the Disney Movies Beginning With "The"

Don't Call Me Shirley: An Airplane! Quiz

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Airplane! turns 30 today! In honor of the big day, we present a quiz that focuses on the word puns, word play and "oh, my word!" moments that helped turn the film into the classic it has become.

Anyone who nails them all would surely by welcome to pilot the mentalfloss private trivia jet anytime. And, no, Shirley, we're not joking.

5 Questions: Ann Then...?

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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. If there's something fun going on in your local library this week, leave us a

The Late Movies: ANTS!!!

Chris Higgins

For your viewing pleasure, I've rounded up some awesome videos of ants in captivity.