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What Are the Best International Sporting Events?

The World Series and the Super Bowl are great, but if you’re willing to break out your passport, you can find even more exciting (or strange) action abroad.

15 Words Etymologically Inspired by Animals

Arika Okrent

Animals have always been important to the lives and livelihoods of humans, so it’s no wonder they've left a mark on language.

Morning Cup of Links: iDiots

Miss Cellania

Photos of Unrelated People Who Look Exactly Alike

Jason English

Canadian photographer François Brunelle is on a mission to find 200 doppelgängers around the world.

Don We Now Our Laptop Decals

Jamie Spatola

Floss:Handmade - Isaac Newton and William Tell Decals

mental_floss on YouTube: Blooper Reel!

Jason English

Our YouTube channel crossed over the 600,000 subscriber mark last week! Let's celebrate with a blooper reel. A lot of bleeps in this one.

The Missing Links: Really Odd and Expensive Art

Colin Patrick

18 Vintage Photos of Very Cranky Kids

Therese Oneill

Let's take a look back at some old photos extremely irritated kids.

The Most Interesting Comics of the Week

Rich Barrett

This week's most interesting new comic books including a graphic novel biography of Beatles manager Brian Epstein.

5 Statues That Say "Screw You"

Virginia C McGuire

A Michigan strip club owner made international headlines in 2013 when he bought the house next door to his ex-wife and installed an enormous bronze statue of a hand flipping the bird at her bathroom w

Want to Feel More Optimistic? Wash Your Hands

Meghan Holohan

Facing a tough problem? Consider washing your hands. Researchers have found that people feel more optimistic after doing so.

Adrian Van Oyen Pranks Bystanders with Sexy Models in Viral Stunt [Sponsored]

Lipton has teamed up with Aussie YouTube star Adrian Van Oyen to get the word out about their new refreshing ice tea beverage, Lipton Ice Tea Sparkling.

Why Are Introductory Classes Called "101"?

Kara Kovalchik

Ever wonder how the number “101” came to describe the basic or introductory level of any and everything?

5 Ideas for the Condom of the Future

Chris Higgins

Condoms have been around for centuries, but they haven't improved much in the last 50 years. So a Grand Challenge was issued: make the condom better!

Morning Cup of Links: A Dog's Seeing-eye Dog

Miss Cellania