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8 Nuclear Weapons the U.S. Has Lost

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Books set in your city


So I just finished The Long Good-Bye, by Raymond Chandler, which I loved for its priceless assessments: "She opened her mouth like a fire-bucket and laughed. That terminated my interest in her.

Holiday Special: 15% off the mental_floss trivia game...

Mangesh Hattikudur

If you love trivia, games, mental_floss, or almost any combination of those words, we've got the thing for you: the mental_floss trivia game!

How History's Most Popular Board Game Helped Defend The Free World

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by Brian McMahonThis article appeared in the November-December 2007 issue of mental_floss. Pick up a copy wherever brilliant (or lots of) magazines are sold. To subscribe, click

Feel Art Again: November Artists II

Andréa Fernandes

On Tuesday, I presented fascinating facts about six artists who were born in or who died in November.

A Different Kind of T-Shirt Contest (update)

Jason English

UPDATE: Still another whole day-and-a-half to send in your brilliant ideas for a future mental_floss t-shirt. See below for

Phone Call to the 14th Century

Chris Higgins

I'm a little behind the curve on this one (by about a year), but I'm sure you'll let that slide.

What a way to go: antiquity edition

Ransom Riggs

The tortoise and the playwright - 458

13 Plush Toys Grownups Will Love

Miss Cellania

Plush toys really don't serve any serious purpose, and are often bought just to fill a gift obligation.

When Money is no Object

David K. Israel

With the holiday season heating up and people on the lookout for that special something, I thought you all might enjoy the following short list of way pricey food and drink orders.

November 29, 2007

Miss Cellania

The first true-color high-resolution map of Antarctica has been unveiled. Now we can see penguins and snow in living color!

The 'Baby Got Back' First Dance (why don't I get invited to weddings like this?)

Jason English

My wife just showed me this clip, which she'd watched earlier tonight on Ellen (via TiVo).

The fine line between plugging and commemorating


Wow, I had no idea there was a Samantha Stevens--"Bewitched"--statue in Salem, MA.

William Blake was born, Washington Irving died, and William Penn (finally) became a citizen

Andréa Fernandes

Sit back, relax, and enjoy the fun and the fascinating events of November 28 throughout

Billionaire Cheapskates!

Mangesh Hattikudur

Forbes has a terrific gallery of billionaires who live (somewhat) modestly.