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Here at Mental Floss, we're dedicated to featuring smart stories that you love to devour. And you can help us with that goal by sharing your …

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Modern Day Marvels

LinkMental Floss’ latest <i>Scatterbrained</i> dropped a ton of trivia about today’s technological and engineering marvels. Learn about the skyscraper with …

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Everything You Need to Know About Modern Day Marvels

(YouTube link)<p>When the subject of the show is "modern marvels," you really don't know what to expect. Maybe this is a "potpourri" episode of the …

7 Things You’ll Never See On An Airplane Again

As any frequent flyer will tell you, air travel is constantly changing. From leg room to warm nuts, free booze and people dressing up in their Sunday …

In-flight Entertainment

Mental Floss Tries: Food From the 1700s | Video | Mental Floss

Fun<p>Pinball is back<p>Fun<p>Pinball is back<p>Food<p>How to use leftover chicken<p>Food<p>How to use leftover chicken<p>Food<p>Turn leftover steak into something …

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Stop Wiping Your Butt So Hard

Good afternoon, here's a story about my butthole. Years ago, it was itching constantly, and I couldn't figure out why. I assumed it was dirty, so …

Cleaning

12 world class museums you can visit online

Mental Floss:While it’s hard to beat the experience of seeing a seminal piece of fine art or important historical artifact with your own two eyes, …

Museums

A State-By-State Map Of The Dog Your Kid Most Likely Wants

When they’re not busy hanging out with Sarah McLachlan, the ASPCA estimates that 70-80 million dogs are owned in the United States. There’s no …

Pets

HEALTH: The best way to WIPE the BUM... according to the experts!!

2 weeks ago<p>As my bosses would say, as would the great Dennis Clark, let's "get right to the point..."<p><b>This article from Mental Floss reveals the BEST</b> …

S#*t yeah! Zunzi's will leave you full, happy, and casually swearing

Photograph by Matt Walljasper<p>In May, South African-inspired sandwich shop Zunzi’s opened its first Atlanta outpost just off of Howell Mill Road in …

Dining Rooms

Crack this 200-year-old cipher and claim your $60M reward

Think you can solve a mystery that’s been baffling researchers and treasure hunters for over two hundred years? If you do — and assuming it’s not all one big 19th century prank — you might be able to claim a treasure worth millions.<p>The treasure is that of Thomas Beale, supposedly buried in Bedford …

Archaeology

A real-life Westworld with a violent past is for sale in California — and it's available for less than an NYC apartment

1/<p>Cerro Gordo is a 19th-century mining town set in Lone Pine, California, in the Inyo Mountains on 300 acres of land. It's currently for sale for …

Real Estate

Prank Tips From a Professional Magician | Video | Mental Floss

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Summer Facts and Life Hacks

(YouTube link)<p>Summer officially starts next week with the solstice, even though school is already out, and the temperatures have been high for …

Lifehacks

This Week in Pods

When I was younger, I was totally the person who would seek out a quiet corner of the airport so I could pretend to take a nap. I’d shut my eyes and …

Money

Show off your art of deduction - A Sherlock-themed mystery room is set to open in Central London -

If you haven’t secretly wished to be Sherlock Homes or one of his stealthy assistants in life, we aren’t quite sure if this piece of news will …

Sherlock Holmes

Your Next Tweet Could End Up in the Dictionary | Video | Mental Floss

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The Library Inside a Cemetery | Video | Mental Floss

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Photos Of Princess Charlotte Vs. Young Queen Elizabeth Prove The Royal Family Genes Are Strong

The royal wedding pretty much confirmed that Princess Charlotte has stolen the hearts of people all over the world. From her sweet wave that she made …

Family

All About Dogs

(YouTube link)<p>One thing we all know about dogs is that they're all good dogs. This episode of Scatterbrained from Mental Floss has a lot of neat …

Pets

Memorial Day Fundraiser with Stack-Up! | Critical Role

This Memorial Day, we have teamed up with the <b>Stack-Up</b> team for a special fundraiser to support both veterans and those currently in active duty.</b> …

Why Do Cats Blep?

Even if you don't know what a "blep" is, you've probably seen it. That's when a cat, particularly one that normally carries himself like royalty, …

Pets

How Silent Letters in Words From the English Language Reveal Their Specific Etymological Origins

In an taciturn episode of their incredibly informative whiteboard series for Mental Floss, linguist Arika Okrent and illustrator Sean O’Neill …

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17 secrets of audiobook narrators

Michele Debczak writes: “<b>Audiobooks</b> are <b>more popular</b> than ever. New technology has made it easy to listen to <b>large audio files</b> on the go, and the …

Audiobooks

#229 What's the Kennection?

Ken Jennings was on Jeopardy! 75 times in a row, so long that your grandma got sick of him. He is the author of nine books, most recently the Junior …

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#228 What's the Kennection?

©2018 Mental Floss, Inc. All rights reserved. Mental Floss® is a registered trademark owned by Felix Dennis. mentalfloss.com is a trademark owned by …

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(Trail Brew) Mental Floss Double Dry Hopped IPA – Beere Brewing

Mental Floss Double Dry Hopped IPA – Beere Brewing<p>On May 6th I headed out with a friend for an early morning hike to Norvan Falls in Lynn Headwaters …

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Dear Star-Lord, It’s Your Fault That Half The Avengers Are Dead. Are You Happy Now?

Peter Quill. We liked you in <i>Guardians of the Galaxy</i>. Nay, we loved you.You were the legendary outlaw who nobody had ever heard of. You listened to …

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#226 What's the Kennection?

Ken Jennings was on Jeopardy! 75 times in a row, so long that your grandma got sick of him. He is the author of nine books, most recently the Junior …

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