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The Parasite and the Parrot: A Love Story

Matt Soniak

Two bizarre New Zealand species are on the brink of extinction. Can they save each other?

Where Did the Phrase "Pleased as Punch" Come From?

Kara Kovalchik

Morning Cup of Links: And the Emmy Goes To...

Miss Cellania

How to Survive an Avalanche

Getting caught in an avalanche is every backcountry skier’s nightmare, but with a little luck and the proper technique, you can live to tell one heck of a snowy story.

Extra Entertainment on a Big TV Night

Jason English

We went back into the archives to find our favorite stories related to all the major shows up for awards tonight.

Yo, Aaron Paul Was On "The Price is Right!"

Chris Higgins

Last Week's Most Popular Stories

Jason English

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

The Art of Sushi

Miss Cellania

Weekend Links: America's Most Surprising Banned Books

Roma Panganiban

19 Pieces of Bill Murray Fan Art

Jill Harness

Today is Bill Murray’s 63rd birthday. In honor of the actor’s long and fantastic career, here's a look at some of his best roles as depicted by artistic fans.

The Late Movies: Park(ing) Day Through the Years

Erica Palan

Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell: The End of a Policy, the Beginning of an Idiom

Arika Okrent

It has been two years since “don’t ask, don’t tell” was repealed as a military policy, but it seems to have taken up residence in our storehouse of ready-made expressions for good, which is not surpri

7 Awesome Things Birds Can Do

Will McGough

If you live in any U.S. city, you probably think those pesky, puke-eating pigeons and their feathered friends are pretty brain dead. Don’t be fooled.

What Intentionally Misspelled Words Drive You Crazy?

Jason English

On Fridays, I ask a series of questions to get a conversation going in the comments. Answer one, answer all, or ask your own question. On to this week's topics...

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

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