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19 Essential Talking Points for the Banana Enthusiast

the mag

The Story Behind "Bliss," Windows XP's Desktop Photo

Chris Higgins

It’s Cherry Blossom Time!

Miss Cellania

10 Heart-Wrenching Chokes at The Masters

Brooks Hays

Of all the majors, The Masters gives golfers the greatest shot at low scores. It's inviting, but Augusta is also a temptress—having scorned many astute veterans and hapless newbies.

Some Bats Call “Dibs” on Food

Matt Soniak

It’s not just me and my brothers and sisters that warn each other to back off from our food: Scientists now think that bats do it, too.

Brain Game: Vroom!

Sandy Wood

How Far Does Mario Have to Run (and Swim) in Super Mario Bros.?

Nick Greene

In Super Mario Bros., Mario has a pretty rough day.

Watch Everything That Happens Behind the Scenes of An Episode of SNL

Colin Patrick

One of the American institutions cherished almost as much as watching Saturday Night Live each weekend is the habit of spending the following days complaining about how awful Saturday Night Live was t

World War I Centennial: Tampico Incident Brings U.S., Mexico to Brink of War

Erik Sass

Charting the Many Varieties of Whiskey on One Giant Poster

Hannah Keyser

Over 200 kinds of whiskey are mapped by origin and style in this striking new poster from Pop Chart Lab.

The Most Interesting Comics of the Week

Rich Barrett

In celebration of the 80th anniversary of Flash Gordon, a brand new, more contemporary Flash Gordon comic.

mental_floss on YouTube: Bloopers Part 3!

Erin McCarthy

The Missing Links: Play With Your Food

Colin Patrick

15 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About 'Army of Darkness'

Sean Hutchinson

Sam Raimi’s hilarious fantasy is always worth a closer look.

Delightful Finds From Internet Archive Book Images

Miss Cellania

There’s a new Flickr account called Internet Archive Book Images. These are public domain images from books that have been digitized for posterity. We love it!