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The Number of the Day: 60%

Colin Patrick

The increase in the cost of Groucho glasses from 2009 to 2011 was 60% (from $15/dozen to $24/dozen), according to the 2011 Cost of Laughing Index – an annual report of the fluctuations in the finances

Let’s See a Kindle Try This

Colin Patrick

This year’s Dutch Book Week is celebrating the autobiography.

The Beanie Babies Bubble

Ethan Trex

© Kevin Horan/Corbis Nothing says “Destined to hold its value indefinitely” quite like a teddy bear stuffed with plastic pellets.

Roraima: the Strangest Mountain on Earth

Ransom Riggs

If I were a better hiker, this would be very high on my list of places to visit before I die.

Brain Game: How to Drink from a Glass

It's time for the Wednesday Wordplay segment of the Brain Game column.

Morning Cup of Links: the Horrible Houseguest

Miss Cellania

An Interactive Timeline of Middle East Protest Movements. Just in case you are a bit confused about what happened and when in the various countries experiencing civil unrest.

5 Questions: The Weakest "Link"

Pass rate:75 %
Backwards navigation:Forbidden

6 Professional Painters from the Animal Kingdom

Miss Cellania

Note: This article was originally published in 2009.

The Late Movies: International Talk Like William Shatner Day

Erica Palan

As Chris pointed out this afternoon, today is William Shatner's 80th birthday. How much do you love Shatner?

Happy 80th, William Shatner!

Chris Higgins

Today is William Shatner's 80th birthday.

Welcome to the Peanut (Butter and Jelly) Gallery

Sydney Beveridge

During National Peanut Month, glamour shots of the popular foodstuff are on display at a gallery in New York City.

Let The Kids Say "Wii!"

Jill Harness

Good news for all the parents out there who are worried about their kids not exercising enough.

A New Kind of Writing: Thoughts from Places

Ransom Riggs

Former flosser John Green has been writing novels for years now. He's also been making successful video blogs as part of the brotherly YouTube power duo known as the VlogBrothers.

Brain Game: Take a Shot

Several loooong days working on the upcoming issue of mental_floss magazine made me so weary that I flubbed yesterday's Monday Math Square, so we took it down.

The Number of the Day: 58,000

Colin Patrick

At the levels of radioactive iodine-131 and cesium-137 currently being reported out of Japan, a person would have to drink 58,000 glasses of milk in order to increase their lifetime cancer risk by 4 p