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5 Strange Things Banned by Governments

Caisey Robertson

Any child can tell you that banning something is almost a surefire way of piquing an interest in it.

The mental_floss YouTube Channel is Live!

Erin McCarthy

11 Times Companies Bowed to Customer Outcry

Andrew Moseman

The customer is always right, as these 11 companies learned the hard way.

Visual Trickery: Loopy Water, Unmoving Hose

Chris Higgins

24 Canadianisms Way More Interesting Than "Eh?"

Arika Okrent

A Dictionary of Canadianisms on Historical Principles is a wonderful place to search or browse through the wordy history of our neighbors to the North.

Morning Cup of Links: Skinny the Fat Cat

Miss Cellania

Why Do Women Tend to Talk More Than Men?

The Week

The 16-Year-Old Who's Smarter than Einstein

Roma Panganiban

Our celebration of all things Pi and Einstein continues.

SXSW Q&A: Emily Hagins and AJ Bowen, director and star of Grow Up, Tony Phillips

Erin McCarthy

Emily Hagins is just 20 years old, but she’s already written and directed four feature films. Her latest, Grow Up, Tony Phillips, had its world premiere tonight at the SXSW film festival.

The Late Movies: Songs about Coca-Cola

Erica Palan

Music History #20: "What's the Frequency, Kenneth?"

Bill DeMain

It makes sense that R.E.M., a band whose lyrics were often cryptic and indecipherable, would find inspiration for a song in the mysterious circumstances surrounding a physical attack on newsman Dan Ra

Cannibals of the Old West

Miss Cellania

The Missing Links: How to Buy the Moon

Colin Patrick

A Brief History of 7 Baby Basics

Rob Lammle

Let’s take a look at the origins of some of the baby basics on every new parent’s baby shower registry.

Pi Hard This T-Shirt Tuesday!

Erin McCarthy