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How Criterion Restored Alfred Hitchcock's <em>The Man Who Knew Too Much</em>

Erin McCarthy

Celebrate National Puzzle Day With 15% Off in the mental_floss Store!

Erin McCarthy

The Missing Links: Real and Useless Sports Rules

Colin Patrick

Lotus 1-2-3, Three Decades On

Chris Higgins

12 Football-Shaped Foods for Your Super Bowl Party

Miss Cellania

Traditions have grown up around the annual Super Bowl football game, such as the halftime show scandal, the ad critiques, and of course, the food.

A Short History of Revolutionary and Civil War Submarines

Mark Mancini

5 Automotive Brands That Came Back from the Dead

Kristen Hall-Geisler

Want to give a new car company some instant gravitas? Pick an old name and bolt it to a shiny new car.

Will a Nightcap Really Help You Sleep Better?

Caisey Robertson

Brain Game: Left Eye, Right Arm, Both Legs

Sandy Wood

Morning Cup of Links: Cuddling Kitties

Miss Cellania

101 Cats Snuggling With Stuffed Animals • Chocolate Shaped Like Your Face • The Right Time for Bands to Break Up • The End of the Mega Bookstore

7 Bizarre Re-Imaginings of Pride and Prejudice

The Week

200 years to the day after Austen first published the classic novel, let's take a look at the pervasive trend of "Pride and Prejudice variation" — a name for any story that takes Austen

Benjamin Franklin and Jonathan Swift Were Fart Joke Masters

Lucas Reilly

Benjamin Franklin was many things: printer, inventor, postmaster, turkey-zapper, constitution-signer, and connoisseur of fart jokes. The founding father fancied flatus.

The Missing Links: Robots Get No Respect

Colin Patrick

Supervillain Singalong • Zombie Teddy Bears • Disneyland's Secret Club • "Silent Reading"

Celebrate Physicist Ronald E. McNair, Who Died in the Challenger Disaster

Erin McCarthy

On this date in 1986, the Challenger exploded 73 seconds after liftoff, killing all seven people on board—including physicist Ronald E. McNair, who was the second African American to enter space.