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The Book Doctor investigates why frogs (and toads) are omnipresent in children’s stories from all over the world, from Aboriginal myth to Jeremy Fisher – and recommends her favourite froggy friends<p>Why are there so many frogs in children’s stories? And who are the best frogs?<p>Although not usually …

Books

99 Amazing Facts for People Who Like Amazing Facts

<b>1.</b> In 1939, Hitler's nephew wrote an article called "Why I Hate My Uncle." He came to the U.S., served in the Navy, and settled on Long Island.<p><b>2.</b> …

Lyme Disease

How To Grow (Totally Legal) Medicinal Herbs at Home

<i>This piece originally appeared on Fix.com.</i><p>Growing medicinal herbs and plants at home is a must for every herb garden enthusiast. If you love to …

How to Make Hummus Without a Recipe

<i>Here at Food52, we love recipes -- but do we always use them? Of course not. Because once you realize you don't always need a recipe, you'll make your favorite dishes a lot more often.</i><p><i>Today: All you need to turn a can of chickpeas into the most versatile dip around is a food processor and a little</i> …

15 Last-Minute Infused Alcohols To Show Someone You Really Care

Same-day bacon bourbon for V-Day? Yes, please.

21 Easy Brunch Dishes Even The Most Hungover Person Could Make

No one wakes up on New Year's Day with the energy for yeasted waffles.

21 Easy Appetizers With Three Ingredients Or Less

BTW one of the ingredients is almost always cheese.

Henri Rousseau’s Heartening Story of Success after a Lifetime of Rejection, Illustrated

<i>“People working in the arts engage in street combat with The Fraud Police on a daily basis,”</i> Amanda Palmer wrote in her fantastic manifesto for the creative life, one of the best books of the year, <i>“because much of our work is new and not readily or conventionally categorized.”</i> Few artists in …

Teen with Cystic Fibrosis Keeps a Positive Outlook with Humorous Video About Hospital 'Perks'

Claire Wineland acts and looks like a happy and beautiful 17-year-old with a bright future. But she has a challenging road ahead of her.<p>The Los …

19 Everyday Expressions That Came from Aesop

Aesop: we’ve all heard the name, and most of us are familiar with at least a few of his fables with the anthropomorphized animals facing extremely …

El Salvador

How To Pitch Personal Essays To BuzzFeed Ideas

BuzzFeed Ideas is looking for unique, well-told personal essays that people will want to share. Here's an FAQ.<p>Ask yourself: Is this something that is either a) taboo yet relatable that no one has ever articulated as well as you can, b) an experience SO incredible and foreign that people will feel …

50 Awesome Facts (About Everything)

We’ve been learning a lot from reading National Geographic Kids’s book <i>5,000 Awesome Facts (About Everything!) 2</i><i>.</i> If you need a great conversation …

Pop Culture

Music Made From the Sounds of Machinery

With today's technology, anything can be transformed into an instrument. An increasing number of musicians are using found sound to push the limits …

20 Gentle Quotations from Mister Rogers

Many of these quotations are collected in the posthumous volume <i>The World According to Mister Rogers</i>, though they come from various sources, including …

H.P. Lovecraft's "The Call of Cthulhu"

<b>This story originally appeared in the September 2014 issue of mental_floss magazine. Subscribe to our print edition here, and our iPad edition …

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Robin Williams

15 Awesome 19th Century Street Gang Names

You may have heard of the Bowery Boys, a notorious New York street gang of the mid-19th century. But there were plenty of other gangs fighting it out …

Royal Family

100 Inspiring Women Who Made History

These lesser-known women deserve to be recognised for the awesome things they accomplished.

9 Unfamiliar Things You’d See in a Hospital in 1900

Hospital technology has come a long way since the beginning of the 20th century – these former staples of every ward and operating room have all but …

Magic Tricks You Can Do With Eggs

Next time you need to impress someone and happen to have dozens of eggs handy, give these tricks a try. No eggs? Here are some Coca-Cola experiments …

The Rose of Jericho, a Timelapse Wonder

The Rose of Jericho is a tumbleweed. It tumbles around the desert in a dried-up ball for months or years, but when it rains, we see why it's also …

11 Vintage Science Charts and Diagrams

Charts and diagrams have long been used to help visualize various aspects of science, and vintage infographics provide a look at what learning was …

Weekend Project | 10 Weaving Tutorials + Ideas

6 Comments<p>Weaving seems to be the perfect summer project doesn't it? Pick a shady spot, pull out the yarn and weave the afternoon away. Before you …

10 Things Mark Twain Didn't Really Say

Samuel Langhorne Clemens provided us with some of the best quips ever. But he's also one of the most misquoted men of all time. Here are 10 quotes …

9 Terrifying Medical Treatments from 1900 and Their Safer Modern Versions

The next time you have to endure a boring stay in a doctor’s waiting room, be thankful you don’t live in the early 20th century. Even as medicine was …

21 Predictions for 1993 from 1893

The future just isn’t what it used to be. As a prelude to the 1893 World’s Fair in Chicago, the American Press Association asked 74 of America’s best …

Summer Reading Guide (From 1852)

Looking for a good summer read? In 1852, the <i>New York Times</i> highlighted the following notable books to get you through the hot months. Due to …

24 Sure Signs You’re an 1890s Kid

If you can remember these fashion fads, recess trends, and dubious medical practices, you were definitely an 1890s kid.<p>1. Acting Up in Class Was …

The Beauty of Space Photography

In this short film from PBS, scientists explain how we get those beautiful color photos from space -- despite much of the data coming back in black …

11 Really Terrible 19th-Century Beauty Tips

A lot of things have changed since the 19th century. When Barkham Burroughs wrote his <i>Encyclopaedia of Astounding Facts and Useful Information</i> in …