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11 Movements to Replace Common Things

While the world around us is in a constant state of flux, it’s nice to know that some things never change—until now. Here are 11 common things people …

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11 Chemical Reaction Videos, Explained

Each minute, a whopping 100 hours worth of videos are uploaded to YouTube—and a small, yet endlessly fascinating number of those are chemical …

Why Does Helium Make Your Voice Sound Funny?

In this week's episode of The Big Question, Craig Benzine explains why your voice gets higher when you inhale helium.<p><b>See Also...</b><br>10 Misconceptions …

How Cellophane "Fortune Teller Fish" Work

Remember those flat cellophane "fish" that curl up in your hand, supposedly indicating something about your destiny? I've always wondered how they …

Childhood Snacks Taste Test

For all nostalgia junkies, taking a walk down memory lane with your old Game Boy or fruit-smelling markers is pure bliss. But what about the food you …

10 Misconceptions About Technology

<b>More Videos...</b><br>10 Misconceptions About Pregnancy<br>27 Unbelievable Local Traditions<br>35 Jobs That No Longer Exist<p>Don't miss an episode of <i>mental_floss</i> on …

Fitness Friday: How to hit it flush with your driver

Even at golf's highest level, rarely is a player a great driver and a great iron player. It's either one or the other, because the body is required to do something different to flush a shot with each club, says Golf Digest fitness advisor Ben Shear (@Ben_Shear).<p>Last Friday, Shear offered help for …

How To Fall Asleep Fast: Sleep Tips To Help You Nod Off

According to the NHS, most of the population have experienced difficulty in getting to sleep at some point. Plus, staggeringly, over a third of …

How to Make Yuba at Home, and Why You Should

Sure, people like to make pasta from scratch, and bread as well. But it's time to get into the homemade yuba game as well<p><i>Welcome to Out of the Kitchen, our ongoing exploration of America’s coolest food artisans. Over the next few months, we’re apprenticing with the best knife forgers, cider</i> …

5 Creative Ways to Cook with Spaghetti Squash (There Will Be Funnel Cake)

Stop! Don't douse that spaghetti squash with marinara sauce—try one of these recipes, instead.<p>Here's the thing about spaghetti squash. We don't actually want it to be spaghetti-like. We'll just use plain ole spaghetti for that one; there's no use trying to re-fashion squash to act like pasta.<p>And …

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A gym fix for those fat and thin shots

One of golf's most common swing flaws is failing to maintain the posture created at address. Many amateurs rise out of their stance as they swing the club down from the top, and this causes them to make poor contact with the ball. Fat and thin shots are a typical result.<p>Golf instructors will often …

Fitness Friday: How to pure your irons

Even at golf's highest level, rarely is a player a great driver *and *a great iron player. It's either one or the other, because the body is required to do something different to flush a shot with each club, says Golf Digest fitness advisor Ben Shear (@Ben_Shear).<p>If you tend to hit your driver …

The Pizza Cake Recipe: You Will Never Look at Pizza the Same Way Again

Behold, pizza lovers and get ready, pizza cake could become a reality. Your next birthday party may look like this. Pizza cake could easily replace …

Here's How You Can Perfectly Replicate Red Lobster's Cheddar Bay Biscuits At Home

Today, Red Lobster was purchased for $2.1 billion.<p>The seafood chain's most important asset? The free Cheddar Bay Biscuits.<p>The biscuits recently ranked #1 on Buzzfeed's list of free restaurant bread.<p>"Does anyone even care that Red Lobster serves anything other than these? No, they don't," Buzzfeed …

28 Birthday Traditions from Around the World

Today is our 1st birthday! In celebration of a year of mental_floss on YouTube, John Green looks at some fascinating birthday traditions from around …

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27 Fun Facts About Fun

In a special Monday episode, John Green looks at things that bring joy and happiness to kids and adults alike. He also tries to get inside a Cozy …

71 years of historic pizza milestones

Despite what your delivery driver would like you to believe, most pizzas have a history of way more than 30mins.<p>To shed light on the cheesy …

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To Experience Real Hawaii Flavors, Try Dessert at Oahu's MW Restaurant

My favorite thing to do when I'm back home in Oahu is eat. Eat dessert. The sweet options in Hawaii are amazing, ranging from local creations (malasadas, shave ice, haupia pies!) to ones that meld any number of cultures. So it should be no surprise that local pastry chef Michelle Karr-Ueoka was a …

The Amazingly Simple Invention That Stops Fruit And Veggies From Going Bad

The drawer of the refrigerator – where most bags of salad, blueberries and raspberries go to die. I learned a nifty trick recently – putting cilantro in a cup of water makes it last ages. Kavita Shukla, a Harvard-graduate-turned-entrepreneur, came up with something much more clever. Sheets of paper …

What the world eats for breakfast

You'll be surprised how many countries eat sausage for breakfast. (But only one eats pho.)<p><b>Related on MNN: 5 healthy breakfast dishes</b><p>Related topics: …

Better By Saturday: A Simple Fix For Straighter Shots

Better By Saturday: A Simple Fix For Straighter Shots

Rory Sabbatini injures rib while sneezing

Rory Sabbatini sneezed on Sunday and bad things happened that affected his golf game. Athlete.<p><b>More Golf: Leaderboard | Rankings | Schedule |</b> …

Saint Patrick's Day: recipes using the very best Irish produce

Ireland enjoys a bounty of wonderful fresh produce that elevates even the simplest of recipes. For St Patrick's Day, you can't go wrong if you embrace some of the big-hitters: the grass-fed Irish beef, its famous cheese, smoked fish and, of course, that heart-melting soda bread.<p><b>STEAK WITH</b> …

Players' Picks: The 10 Best PGA Tour Courses

10 Scientific Reasons To Eat Curry

And it may be the most effective nutritional supplement in existence.<p>Many high quality studies show that it has major benefits for your body and brain.<p>Here are the top 10 evidence-based health benefits of turmeric.<p>1. Turmeric Contains Bioactive Compounds With Powerful Medicinal Properties<p>Turmeric …

38 Tofu Recipes: Stir-Fries, Stews, Dips, and More

A collection of great tofu recipes, from stews and stir-fries to dips, on the grill, and in beignets<p><b>We love tofu. There, we said it.</b> (Again.) Bean curd—whether bouncy firm, dribblingly soft, or somewhere in between—is a versatile, healthy, and, dare we say, flavorful ingredient. Make the most of it …

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16 Offbeat Holidays You Can Celebrate in March

Before we dive into a calendar of daily celebrations, let's consider some of March's month-long events. It is Optimism Month and National Umbrella …

How to Make Snow (If You're Not Elsa)