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Brain Game: The Bumpiest Brain Game

Sandy Wood

Weekend Links: Lego Masterpieces

Roma Panganiban

Last Week's Most Popular Stories

Jason English

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

Playing With Magnets in a Copper Pipe

Chris Higgins

Ray Cats, Artificial Moons and the Atomic Priesthood: How the Government Plans to Protect Our Nuclear Waste

the mag

Radioactive junkyards remain dangerous for millennia. So how do you keep future generations from all that toxic trash? With a sign, of course!

Beyond Gertie: 9 Films of Winsor McCay

DT Kelly

On February 8, 1914, famed cartoonist Winsor McCay demonstrated before a live audience his considerable talents “controlling” Gertie, the “only dinosaur in captivity.” A theatrical release followed, w

World War I Centennial: Origins of the Armenian Genocide

Erik Sass

Dressed Down: 9 SNL Sketches Killed Before They Aired

Colin Patrick

Here are a collection of sketches that never got the full "Live from New York" treatment—for one reason or another.

What Do the Olympic Rings Mean?

Matt Soniak

The Olympic rings are everywhere this month, from the Athletes' Village in Sochi to cereal boxes in the U.S. Here's a look at what they're supposed to symbolize.

Weekend Links: What’s in a McNugget?

Roma Panganiban

A Week Without the Internet

Chris Higgins

4 Crazy, Early Foreign Language Versions of Beatles Songs

Arika Okrent

It was 50 years ago this week that the Beatles first landed in the U.S. and set off a wave of Beatlemania from coast to coast with their historic appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show.

The Missing Links: Putting the Olympics in NYC

Colin Patrick

How Brooklyn Neighborhoods Got Their Names

Nick Greene

You may know where these neighborhoods are, but do you know what their names mean?

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

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