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Jason English

Castles Built By Only One Person

Jill Harness

Designing and building a castle is hard work, even with a whole team of skilled craftsmen, but that doesn't mean some people haven't tried constructing one all by themselves.

Weekend Links: Building the Gatsby Estate

Roma Panganiban

The Making of "The '80s: The Decade that Made Us"

Erin McCarthy

If you look at the world we live in—from the fitness fads to the gadgets we carry in our pockets and use in our homes to the music we listen to—nearly all roads lead back to one era: The 1980s.

Vintage Tandy Computer Ads

Chris Higgins

Understanding Vatican City

Chris Higgins

What Tax Prep Software Looked Like in 1991

Chris Higgins

Re-imagining Movie Posters From Different Angles

Bryan Dugan

When LG wanted to promote their new 3D home-theater-in-a-box, surround-sound product, they went to Brazilian design and advertising firm Y&R to come up with a concept.

Weekend Links: Art on a Plate

Roma Panganiban

10 Words That Will Win You Any Game of Scrabble

Jennifer M Wood

Mind your Zs and Qs. And know your anti-inflammatories.

The Late Movies: FDR's Greatest Moments

Erica Palan

Kiddo, the Airborne Cat

Matt Soniak

In 1910, American journalist, airman, and adventurer Walter Wellman attempted to be the first person to cross the Atlantic Ocean by air.

The mental_floss Trivia Show is Coming to Birmingham!

Erin McCarthy

42 Facts About Jackie Robinson

Rudie Obias

In 1947, Robinson broke the baseball color line and became the first African American to play on a major sports team. Here are 42 facts to celebrate.

The Missing Links: The Death of Teaching

Colin Patrick