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7 One-hit Wonders in Literature

David K. Israel

Big, successful, first-novels are usually followed by more. But here are 7 that, for one reason or other, qualify their authors for the One-Hit Wonder category: 1. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper

The Majestic Plastic Bag

Ransom Riggs

This made the rounds a few weeks ago, but I think it's really funny and well-done -- and deeply, sadly true.

Brain Game: Math Square #40

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 (the red square). One number is provided for you.

Morning Cup of Links: Edison and Hollywood

Miss Cellania

The only ones: Escaping near death. Being a sole survivor means relief, gratitude, grief, guilt, and the burden of telling the story for everyone else. (via Metafilter) * The Clavin.

The Number of the Day: 38

Jason English

During the 38-week stretch from June 9, 1990, to March 1, 1991, either M.C.

15 Colossal Facts About the Great Wall of China

Michael Arbeiter

11 Energizing Facts About Mountain Dew

Alvin Ward

5 Questions: Making the Grade

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8 Alternative Fantasy Leagues

Ethan Trex

In honor of tonight's mental_floss fantasy football league draft, here's a story on alternative fantasy leagues that first appeared last summer. Fantasy football drafts are firing up, and

Match the Trivia to the Movies It's From

10 Famous Actors Who Appeared on 'Strangers With Candy'

Kirstin Fawcett

6 Generals Who Switched Sides Hoping for Reward

Floss books

Military turncoats come in all shapes and sizes, motivated by all sorts of considerations: power, revenge, disillusionment, and, most often, the sound of a little extra coin.

The First Guests on 25 Late-Night Talk Shows

Sean Hutchinson

10 Snappy Facts About Slim Jim

Alvin Ward

12 Famous Authors Who Also Wrote for Children

Lucas Reilly