Rachel Padgett

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11 Hotels With Exciting Past Lives

In their previous lives, these hotels were banks, brothels, and more.<p>1. Liberty Hotel, Boston / Formerly: A Jail<p><i>Wikimedia Commons</i><p>Guests may be eager …

What Happens to Your Brain When You’re in Love?

People say love is like an addiction. According to some neuroscientists, they’re right! Romantic love can release so many happy-go-lucky …

Immune System

Tweak

Tweak, who'd been our home-office cat since we started with <i>mental_floss</i> in 2002, passed away last weekend at the age of 12, so today's …

British Columbia

How Long Will You Last?

Do You Have What It Takes?<p>How long would you survive after the apocalypse? Would you become a warlord marauder roaming the desolate countryside - or …

Stock Markets

20 Obscure Words to Describe Collectors

You probably know that numismatists study and collect coins and currency, and you may even know that philatelists study and collect stamps. But other …

Royal Family

11 Inscriptions on Buildings That Tell It Like It Is

People have carved inscriptions onto buildings since ancient times. They usually contain wise advice or admonitions. The Temple of Apollo at Delphi …

Every Item in Nickelodeon's 1992 Time Capsule

In 1992, Nickelodeon got together with the Kids World Council (also known as "minors who were allowed to call in and vote") to decide what was most …

Comic Books

The Shadow King, by Jo Marchant – book review

This hugely enjoyable tale of Tutankhamun's afterlife evokes a cavalcade of grave robbers, crooks, showmen and scientists<p>We are now reading The Last Alchemist in Paris by Lars Öhrström, which Tim will review on Thursday 6 March<p>This is a story of haughty autocrats, enigmatic readings, mysterious …