Posts Tagged ‘mental floss’

10 Massive Screw-Ups in Paleontology

Fossils rarely do scientists the courtesy of showing up intact, so putting them together is like solving a jigsaw puzzle. A tough one. Without a picture on the box to go by. It’s no wonder a few old bones have made some of the world’s smartest scientists look so stupid.

(Mental_Floss, July/August 2007)

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10 Modern-Day Independence Movements

Whether you think Alaska should be a separate nation or that the Rock of Gibraltar is ready to pay its U.N. dues, these 10 regions are letting freedom ring!

(Mental_Floss, May/June 2008)

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This Won’t Hurt a Bit

A Painlessly Short (and Incomplete) Evolution of Execution

(Mental_Floss, January/February 2007)

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Goya’s “The Third of May”

Francisco Goya’s epic painting captures a terrible time in Spanish history, and epitomizes his ability to capture the dark side of human nature on canvas.

(Mental_Floss, September/October 2007)

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Bosch’s “The Garden of Earthly Delights”

Hieronymous Bosch forever changed religious painting with his horrifying scenes of monsters and demons. There’s no better example than his famous triptych of the fall from grace.

(Mental_Floss, November/December 2007)

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