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6 More Bizarre World Records

When news recently spread about a set of twins born 87 days apart in Ireland, the newborns’ place in the Guinness World Records—for “Longest Interval …

5 Questions: Foreign Phrases

1 of 5<p>In what film did Robin Williams' character reveal that his personal philosophy was "carpe diem"?<p>2 of 5<p>What cartoon character was in constant …

The Real Rules of Monopoly

Since the rules of <i>Monopoly</i> were very much instilled in all of us through a generational word-of-mouth, few people know the board game was intended to …

Why Do Some Birds Sing, While Others Caw?

Ever wonder why some birds tweet, some sing, some quack, and the ones outside our bedroom windows at 5:00 in the morning caw?<p>A bird’s “voice” comes …

Thieves!

Today's mentalfloss.com <b>Brain Game</b> <i>Wednesday Wordplay</i> challenge celebrates that age-old problem of keeping pens on, in, or even <i>near</i> a desk. They always …

29 Answers to the Question "What is a Human Being?"

Who are we? Why do we exist? What is our essential nature? These questions have been pondered by humans for a long time, and we still haven't figured …

Wednesday is New Comics Day

<i>Every Wednesday, I'll be highlighting the five most exciting comic releases of the week. The list may include comic books, graphic novels, digital</i> …

49 Hoaxes People Actually Believed - mental_floss on YouTube (Ep.12)

Storyboards reveal the amazing Star Wars prequel you never saw

We had no idea the <i>Star Wars</i> prequels could have been this good! A brand new book of <i>Star Wars</i> storyboards maps out a much darker origin story for Luke …

14 Boring Things GoPro Makes Awesome

Most of us will never do a McTwist like Shaun White or catch a wave like Kelly Slater. But that doesn't mean we can't partake in the joys of a good …

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Why Dancing Is Actually a Mating Call for Humans

As George Michael showed us once upon a time, the easiest way to get other humans to mate with you is to cut up a dance floor or hide in a bush in a …

Build This Tiny Drum Machine and Rock Out Like It's 1984

They're still in use by musicians today, but those full-size electronic drum pads seemed to have hit their peak with consumers sometime in the …

Miniature

This Elegant Passive Humidifier Blooms Like a Flower

Japanese designers have a knack for creating the most adorable humidifiers, and the Chokotto Oasis paper humidifier is no exception. It doesn't need …

Cute

Return of the Cicadas

Filmmaker Samuel Orr has been working on a cicada documentary since 2007 (he's got a Kickstarter project to finish it) and now has put together an …

Are There Number 1 Pencils?

Almost every syllabus, teacher, and standardized test points to the ubiquitous No. 2 pencil, but are there other choices out there?<p>Of course! Pencil …

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11 Neil Gaiman Quotes on Writing

Neil Gaiman is a prolific author spanning genres — he has hits in the worlds of comics, young adult fiction, grownup fiction, television, film, and …

Why Do We Lie?

<b>By Chris Gayomali</b><p>The answer to the question "Why do we lie?" seems fairly obvious: The truth is messy, inconvenient, and a time-consuming pain to …

Central Africa

(Tuesday?) Math Square #172

Due to the holiday Monday, we've decided to run the <i>Math Square</i> feature today instead for today's <b>mentalfloss.com</b> Brain Game Good luck!<p><b>Place the digits</b> …

Eat Locals

Every week on the day after Monday, we're releasing new shirt designs in the mental_floss store. Today, it's Eat Locals. Over many millennia, …

12 Canceled Shows That Returned to TV

When a beloved TV series is canceled, its fans often protest and campaign for its return to television. Sometimes these pleas fall on deaf ears—but …

How Giraffes Helped Human Space Travel

Should human space-travelers ever execute the long-awaited trek to Mars or another distant planet, they'll have baby giraffes to at least partially …

How Engineers Are Building a New Railroad Under New York City | WIRED

Workers inspect the “shock tubes” that set off blasting caps, which detonate the charges. More than 2,400 blasts have been conducted on the project. …

Carbon Fiber: Secret Ingredient of the 21st Century | WIRED

This turntable's entry-level exterior—and price—masks a bit of audiophile-grade kit. The Debut's tonearm eschews traditional aluminum in favor of …

An Insider's View of the Myths and Truths of the 3-D Printing 'Phenomenon'

From a major VC firm’s recent $30 million investment in the industrial-grade 3-D printing space to the news that Staples will become the first major …