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Another Survey You Can Take and Maybe Win Something

Jason English

We've got another one of these surveys for you to consider taking. What's in it for you? Well, if you leave your email at the end, you could win a $25 gift card to the mental_floss store.

Spending Time Among the Bones of Paris's Catacombs

Erin McCarthy

In Paris, what’s beneath the sidewalks is as exciting as the monuments that tower above them.

Blimp vs. Zeppelin: What's the Difference?

Floss books

The Dilemma: You're at a football game and there's a large, cigar-shaped object hovering suspiciously close to you. Question: Is it a blimp or a zeppelin?

5 Unlucky Things That Were Hit by Meteorites

Mark Mancini

According to some estimates, several thousand tons of meteorites hit the earth each year—and a few chunks have managed to collide with some rather peculiar targets.

The Sperm Bank for Nobel Prize Winners

the mag

The Repository for Germinal Choice, better known as the Nobel Prize Sperm Bank, was founded in 1980 by multimillionaire Robert Graham, inventor of shatterproof eyeglass lenses.

The Missing Links: Win Your Muppet Dream Job

Colin Patrick

Lost In Translation: 5 Botched Business Messages

Karina Martinez-Carter

With corporate lexicon, seemingly small differences can cause a world of costly trouble, particularly when translation is required.

Today is a Holiday in Honor of World’s Greatest Alphabet

Arika Okrent

Happy Hangul Day!

Brain Game: Marbled

Sandy Wood

5 Most Interesting Comics of the Week

Rich Barrett

Every Wednesday, I preview the 5 most interesting new comics hitting comic shops, Comixology, Kickstarter and the web.

Testing 30 Life Hacks We Found on the Internet

Jason English

For our 30th episode, John Green tests 30 life hacks we read about on the internet to see if they work as promised.

Where Does the Phrase “To Turn the Tables” Come From?

Will McGough

According the Oxford English Dictionary, if you “turn the tables” on someone, it is generally understood that you have reversed the fortunes in your favor to some capacity, so as to “reverse one’s pos

11 Leif Erikson Facts for Leif Erikson Day

Kate Erbland

While most people associate Italian explorer Christopher Columbus with the discovery of the giant landmass that we know today as North America, it’s long been believed that it was actually Vikings who

12 R.L. Stine Quotes for His Birthday

Erin McCarthy

You would never know from his books that Goosebumps and Fear Street author R.L. Stine used to write joke books for kids under the name Jovial Bob Stine.

The Missing Links: Green Screen In A Starring Role

Colin Patrick