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The Late Movies: Kasou Taishou

Andréa Fernandes

Kasou Taishou (site in Japanese), also known as Kinchan and Katori Shingo's All Japan Costume Grand Prix, is a Japanese performance show.

Happy Ours

David K. Israel

In the 1920s, Happy Hour happened on board a ship. It was the hour when boxing and wrestling mathces took place - an hour to unwind and cut loose from the day's regular activities.

Early Video Game Ads

Colin Patrick

Those of you who grew up playing the Atari, Sega Genesis, Nintendo and Super Nintendo will want to check out the treasure trove of 80s and early-90s video game advertisements at Damn Cool Pictures.

BuzzFeed Names @mental_floss One of the Best Twitter Accounts of 2011

Jason English

If you're only going to follow 90 more Twitter accounts this year, BuzzFeed thinks you should follow us.

Is It True What They Say About Guys With Big Feet?

Matt Soniak

We’ve all heard it before.

Name the Top 15 Christmas Tree-Producing States

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Christmas tree data have been collected every 5 years as part of the federal agriculture census since 1997. According to the most recent USDA Census of Agriculture (2007), what are the top 15 Christmas tree-producing states by total trees harvested? You've got 3 minutes to name them all.

(State names and postal abbreviations count.)

Name the 9 Careers Available in the Game of Life

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"The Game of LIFE" has been overly simplifying career choices for more than 50 years. In the 2002 edition of the Milton Bradley game by Hasbro, there are only 9 possible careers. Can you name all 9 in 3 minutes?

(Because there is no official definitive list of LIFE career options--original, total, or current--we've based this quiz on the 2002 edition that we have in our possession.)

Watch 'A Muppet Family Christmas' in its Entirety!

Erica Palan

I have been mental_flossing since 2008 and I can tell you with full-blown geekitude that this is the most excited I have ever been to post. Consider this my holiday gift to you,

Christmas in Australia

Miss Cellania

Christmas in Europe and North America is celebrated as a winter holiday, and includes imagery of snow, long nights, and warm clothes and fattening food to fight the cold.

Brain Game: City, Country

We often use U.S. geography in the mentalfloss.com Brain Game Tuesday Test Time challenge, but today's puzzle traverses the globe.

Morning Cup of Links: Krampus Parade

Miss Cellania

Nicole Maines and her brother Jonas were born identical twins, but they look very different at age 14. Nicole was named Wyatt at birth, but showed sign of being a girl from a very early age.

5 Questions: A "Ward" to the Wise

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The Quick 10: A Christmas Carol

Stacy Conradt

It was 168 years ago this week that Tiny Tim and Ebeneezer Scrooge made their debut. In 1843, Charles Dickens’ Christmas classic was published in England.

The Late Movies: George Takei!

Mark Arminio

George Takei, best known as Sulu on Star Trek, is an incredibly versatile actor who has won several awards throughout a career spanning six decades.

11 Lists of 11

Andréa Fernandes

In case you weren’t obsessively refreshing mentalfloss.com yesterday, here’s what you missed from our 11 lists

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