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Grave Sightings: Jack Daniel

Stacy Conradt

After realizing that there are a lot of taphophiles (cemetery and/or tombstone enthusiasts) out there, I’m finally putting my archive of interesting tombstones to good use.

33 Fascinating Stories Behind Famous Songs

Jason English

In this week's episode of mental_floss on YouTube, The Gregory Brothers stop by to share a little music history.

5 Writers Who Took Romantic Revenge in Print

Shannon McKenna Schmidt Joni Rendon

Rather than forgive and forget, these wordsmiths used their poison pens to deliver a healthy dose of literary revenge.

How Vinyl Records Are Made

Chris Higgins

Hey, want a 20-minute documentary from the '50s on how vinyl records are made? We've got one!

8 Great Unfinished Masterpieces

Some creators say a work of art is never finished, merely abandoned. Others would point out that seriously, these aren’t finished.

Morning Cup of Links: Jelly Belly Flavor Cocktails

Miss Cellania

11 Inscriptions on Old Buildings That Tell It Like It Is

Arika Okrent

Most inscriptions favor fancy Latin proverbs and religious scripture, but sometimes people get creative.

The Most Interesting Comics of the Week

Rich Barrett

At long last, Alan Moore and Neil Gaiman's lost classic from the '80s - Miracleman - sees the light of day.

How Abraham Lincoln Was Like a Two-Year-Old

John Green wrote tons of great pieces in his early days as a mental_floss contributor, and the “Not So Different After All” chapter in our book What’s the Difference might have been our favorite.

World War I Centennial: Russians Weigh War Against Turkey

Erik Sass

Mangesh Hattikudur on Working With Young John Green

Mangesh Hattikudur

So, the strange thing about the first time I met John Green...

The Missing Links: How Long Will You Last?

Colin Patrick

5 Famous Nerdfighters

Mark Mancini

The Nerdfighter movement has recruited more than a few celebrities into its ranks, such as athletes, scientists, and statesmen.

A Day in the Life of John Green

the mag

John Green is very, very busy. Here's how he spends his time.

14 Quotes About Writing from John Green

Mark Mancini

John Green’s led a remarkable life, and he’s never shied away from offering advice to aspiring scribes and storytellers of all ages. Here are 14 of his best pointers.