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50 Reasons to Subscribe to mental_floss (#47, How to be a Superhero revealed!)

the mag

With the holidays just a few months away, we're sifting through 6 years of print archives and give you a smattering of the best of the _floss. If you dig what you see, subscribe here.

Ridiculous Board Games: It's Company Time

Mangesh & Jason

Update: We have a winner... Today's topic is business. Mangesh has drawn one company's logo on our whiteboard. How prescient are you?

Best comments ever, vol. 2

Ransom Riggs

Due to overwhelming demand, "best comments ever" is back, and "evar" is now spelled "ever." ("Evar!" is the excited Valley Girl pronunciation of "ever,&qu

Feel Art Again: Clip Show Edition

Jason English

'Feel Art Again' debuted in September and quickly became a reader favorite.

Bad Predictions

Chris Higgins

2spare has a list of the top 87 bad predictions about the future, serving as a sort of catalog for the short-sighted.

People collect the darndest stuff - Part 1: Fruit & Veggie stickers

David K. Israel

Coin and stamp collections are tired, didn't you know? What's wired in the world of collecting? I'll let you know by taking a look at a few categories over the next month or so.

Fun with Flowcharts

Miss Cellania

According to Wikipedia, a flowchart is a "schematic representation of an algorithm or a process.

November 8, 2007

Miss Cellania

Google is everywhere, even at your gas station. Thousands of gas pumps will soon be able to give motorists directions. Scientists Create Genetically Engineered Supermice.

Strange leisure activities of the rich and bored


The people behind the sunny pair of Hostel movies (the sequel being the movie I wish I'd never seen) claim inspiration from an urban legend that in some awful corners of the world, there exist se

50 Reasons to Subscribe to mental_floss (#48, Feminism and equality in terrorist recruiting?)

the mag

With the holidays just a few months away, we're introducing a new feature where we sift through 6 years of print archives and give you a smattering of the best of the _floss.

Confessions of a TV-holic: We Still Love Lucy

Kara Kovalchik

Even if you've seen each episode 1,762 times, I Love Lucy fans still delight in "I didn't know that!" and "Did you notice that"¦?" moments.

Eight Strikes that Turned Ugly (or Inspired Keanu Reeves Movies)

Stacy Conradt

If mental_floss were a TV show instead of a magazine and website, I might not be writing this right now.

Best comments evar, vol. I

Ransom Riggs

Know what makes mental_floss a great blog? You commenters out there! No joke: these posts take on a life of their own when the comments start flowing.

Advertising: Call and Response

Chris Higgins

What happens when you take popular commercials of the 80's -- ads for The Clapper, My Buddy, and Sure Solid -- and turn them into a video collage? Sheer mayhem.

Five Nobel Laureates Were Born (Plus 12 Other Things That Happened On This Date)

Andréa Fernandes

Let's take a look back at the fun, the fascinating, the smart, the courageous, and the flossy of this day, November 7, in