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The Late Movies: Six Shooter

Ransom Riggs

I really hope you have twenty-seven minutes to spare, because I'd like to show you one of the finest short films I've ever seen. It won the Oscar a few years ago.

The Quick 10: 10 Tales From the Brooklyn Bridge

Stacy Conradt

We're used to seeing the iconic suspension bridge on the skyline now, but when she opened 127 years ago, the world had never seen anything like the Brooklyn Bridge.

Do Fish Really Have a Three-Second Memory?

Matt Soniak

Modern myth would have you believe that goldfish can't remember anything that happened more than three seconds ago and, hence, their lives are filled with the constant excitement of never-before-

Pixels - A Pixel Art Documentary

Chris Higgins

Director Simon Cottee has just released a new 11-minute documentary about pixel art entitled, fittingly, Pixels.

Fictional Characters, Actual Colleges (Part 2)

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It's time for another round of 'Fictional Characters, Actual Colleges,' where I give you a TV character and you tell me where he or she went to school. (See Part 1 here.) And if your alma mater has any famous fake alumni, let us know.

California (As Seen by Paramount in 1927)

Jill Harness

Born and raised in California, I am a huge fan of my home state's ecological diversity.

Brain Game: Math Square #26

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. One of these numbers is already provided for you.

Morning Cup of Links: Slow-rolling Balls

Miss Cellania

The latest incident of how an online community can band together to help someone in the real world involves Metafilter members who kept two Russian girls from becoming sex slaves when they arrived in

5 Questions: Airport!

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Strange Geographies: The First Ghetto

Ransom Riggs

Venice is a city known for its stunning art masterpieces and its architectural marvels, for its famous canals, for being the birthplace of Vivaldi and a haven for classical music and opera lovers.

The Weekend Links: Sunday Edition

Allison Keene

I'm big on lists and schedules - I love crossing things off and find comfort in scheduling my tasks (I know, I know ...

Last Week's Most Popular Stories

Jason English

In case you weren't obsessively refreshing mentalfloss.com all week, here's what you

The Weekend Links: Saturday Edition

Allison Keene

Travel can be exhausting, but perhaps it would be less so if your luggage doubled as a seat ... * From Rachel (and a bunch of other people, though hers was the first I read), a site called Jim'

Lunchtime Quiz Leftovers

Jason English

The Late Movies: Comedians Before They Were Stars

Erica Palan

Everyone likes to see celebrities before they were famous, but comedians are a special breed.