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The Sometimes Baffling Origins of 32 Superstitions

You know the superstitions. Do you know how in the world people came up with them?<p>Don't miss an episode of mental_floss on YouTube—subscribe</i> …

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The Real-Life Neuroscience Behind Zombies

Most of the zombies you see on television and in movies moan and groan, and pull and tear, and lumber and shuffle, and remain highly focused on …

Visiting New York's Secret Museum

A few weeks ago, we discussed a secret museum in New York that was getting a lot of buzz. For our latest Fiesta Movement mission, we reached out to …

Cage Match

How science is transforming the sport of MMA fighting<p>Greg Jackson, the single most successful trainer in the multi-billion-dollar sport of professional mixed martial arts fighting, works out of a musty old gym in Albuquerque, New Mexico, not far from the base of the Sandia Mountains. On a recent …

60 Ways To Make Life Simple Again

When we were young life was easier, right? I know sometimes it seems that way. But the truth is life still is easy. It always will be. The only …