Mental Floss

April 28th, 2008

Miss Cellania
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Gin, Television, and Social Surplus. Free time led to the rise of the sitcom, and the death of the sitcom will lead to a cognitive surplus we can put to better use.
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Humanity is extracting and polluting freshwater faster than it can be replenished. Read how three regions are coping with shrinking aquifers.
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For the Brain, Cash Is Good, Status Is Better. Which may explain why some people run their finances into the ground to keep up appearances.
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The Top 5 Laziest Inventions. When lifting a finger is just too. Much. Work.
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This guy built a bike to drive his seven children around! Since they didn't want to pedal, he added solar power. Nice.
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From Earth to Orbit in 2 Minutes. A mind-boggling real-time video of a shuttle launch, from atop the vehicle.
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The Seven Deadly Sins of a Relationship. A list you can share with someone you love.
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This puppy dog thinks he's going to outsmart a playground slide. But it's the giggles that will do you in!
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Idiot vs. Moron: What's the Difference? These terms were once classifications with defined limits, before they were co-opted by insult throwers.

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