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Morning Cup of Links: Literary Cocktails

Miss Cellania

There was a lot more to basketball star Manute Bol than his NBA career, as you'll see in this tribute that was written before his death.

All mental_floss T-Shirts Are $14.90! Sale Ends Tonight!

Mangesh & Jason

Now's the time to add something fun to your t-shirt drawer! To celebrate the release of our new blockbuster "Team Edvard" shirt, all our shirts are on sale for $14.90.

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The Late Movies: Happy Birthday, John Cusack!

Erica Palan

In 1989, the world fell madly in love with Lloyd Dobbler, a nerdy and adorable high school boy played by John Cusack in the 1989 movie Say Anything...

Name the Most Profitable Dead Celebrities

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Each year, Forbes ranks the top-earning dead celebrities. How many of the Top 10 can you name in 5 minutes? We'll spot you the first two entries on the latest Forbes list—fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent ($350 million) and musical duo Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein ($235 million combined). We're looking for numbers 3-10. Good luck!

The Final Resting Place of the Russian Mafia

Mangesh & Jason

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

Pimp Your Desk: Luxury Office Supplies

Will Treece

Embarrassed by your army-surplus desk chair? Tired of your second-hand pencil sharpener and bookends? Never fear!

8 Countries With Fascinating Baby Naming Laws

David K. Israel

Here in the U.S., you can name your kid almost anything, but that's not the case everywhere in the world.

That's One Way to Become a Heavyweight

Colin Patrick

When boxing great George Foreman introduced his now-famous grill in 1994, it was billed as the George Foreman Lean Mean Fat-Reducing Grilling Machine - an indispensable cutting-edge kitchen tool that

The Whale Who Wanted to Sing at the Met (1946)

Chris Higgins

Here's some classic animation for your Monday morning: a 1946 Disney short about an opera-singing whale, entitled The Whale Who Wanted to Sing at the Met.

The Number of the Day: 53,715

Jason English

On the 2001 New Zealand census, 53,715 people listed their religion as "Jedi." [Source: The New Zealand Herald. See previous Numbers of the Day

Brain Game: Math Square #31

The nine white squares inside the main red grid should be filled with the digits 1 through 9. Each digit should appear only once in this main grid. Two of these numbers are already provided for you.

Our Toxic Gulf

Ransom Riggs

We've looked to VBS.tv and its TOXIC series in the past for unconventional, gonzo-style reports on the Great Pacific Garbage Patch and the Salton Sea.

5 Inventions That Use Literal Horse Power

Nick Greene

Morning Cup of Links: Psycho Shower Scene

Miss Cellania

The secrets of Psycho's shower scene. Including one great big secret you've most likely never heard before. (via Metafilter) * How to Train a World Cup Referee.

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