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10+ Celebs Doing the Vulcan Salute

David K. Israel

President Obama made news this week flashing the Vulcan salute with Nichelle Nichols. Here are a bunch of other famous folk doing the

The Birth of the Phillie Phanatic

Ethan Trex

Image credit: Temple University Libraries In the late 1970s, the Phillies’ mascots were two 18th-century siblings named Philadelphia Phil and Philadelphia Phyllis, but the duo did little to attract

11 Things That Have No Business Being Lip Balms

Jill Harness

Sure, everyone’s tried cherry or mint lip balms, but why settle for bland when you can go for bizarre? Here are 11 of the weirdest lip gloss flavors ever.

Messing with Mother Nature: Snakeheads

Miss Cellania

Fish normally are found in three places: in the wild water, in aquariums, and on our dinner plates. But fish can move from one of these worlds to another.

On Canada's No-More-Pennies Policy

Chris Higgins

We've covered the problems with pennies before.

Brain Game: Two Letters

Please read today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Think Thursday challenge carefully (and forgive my capitalization; I just want the instructions to be clear).

Morning Cup of Links: Beautiful Feathered Tyrant

Miss Cellania

Twenty-six years after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, survivors are still feeling the effects.

5 Questions: Colorado Cities

Questions:5
Available:Always
Pass rate:75 %
Backwards navigation:Forbidden

The Late Movies: Modern Internet Stuff, 80s and 90s Style

Chris Higgins

The folks at Squirrel-monkey have been putting together parody videos showing what popular online games and websites today might have looked like twenty or thirty years ago.

Why Don't Cars Come with Ashtrays Anymore?

David K. Israel

The other night, I was having a heated discussion with an acquaintance, who happens to be a smoker.

Undeniable Proof That Google Will Make Us All Cyborgs

Colin Patrick

If you saw Google’s Project Glass portrayed in a film, you’d immediately dismiss it as crazy. In fact, I have seen this before.

Richard Feynman: No Ordinary Genius

Chris Higgins

In this 90-minute BBC documentary from 1993, we see a glimpse of Richard Feynman at his best.

Dietribes: Buena For Tuna

Allison Keene

• The word "tuna" has not been around particularly long.

9 Controversial Magazine Issues Too Inflammatory for Newsstands

Stacy Conradt

Whether it’s a racy photograph or an article that expresses an unpopular point of view, most magazines have been mired in controversy at some point (though we don't remember anyone yanking our Sw

The Caterpillar That Makes Its Own Camouflage

Jill Harness

Plenty of caterpillars use camouflage to protect them against predators until they pupate, but the Camouflaged Looper remains unique.

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