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12 Facts For Tennessee Williams's Birthday

Mark Mancini

Born on March 26, 1911, Tennessee Williams is best known for having written such classic plays as The Glass Menagerie, A Streetcar Named Desire, and Cat On a Hot Tin Roof.

The Strangest Job Title Queen Elizabeth I Ever Gave Anyone

Mental Floss Studios

Messages in bottles may be a fun thing to find now, but Queen Elizabeth I took them a little more seriously.

Recreating the 'Asteroids' Video Game Using Lasers

Chris Higgins

Yes, a frickin' laser.

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On This Day in 1953, Jonas Salk Announced His Polio Vaccine

Chris Higgins

He saved kids' lives and became a celebrity.

Take a Virtual Tour of Tokyo in Only Four Minutes

Kirstin Fawcett

Christoph Gelep's timelapse film, "Hello Tokyo," highlights city attractions both old and new.

Get Edvard Munch Bandages Worth Screaming About

Rebecca OConnell

'The Scream' really works in bandage form.

Watch: The Economics of Airline Class

Chris Higgins

"The 14 passengers at the front of the plane bring in more money for the airline than the 122 in the back."

A Bad Day on the Links

Mental Floss Studios

When Rob Lowe played in a charity golf tournament in Des Moines, Iowa, in 2007, he got a birdie. No, not that kind of birdie.

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On This Day in 1995, the First Wiki Went Public

Chris Higgins

"Wiki" is a Hawaiian word for "quick."

Store Your Secrets in a Grave as Part of This 25-Year-Long Art Project

Shaunacy Ferro

The famous conceptual artist Sophie Calle is collecting and burning secrets stored in a grave at Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn.

Everything That’s Leaving Netflix in April

Jennifer M Wood

Say goodbye to ‘The X-Files.’ And 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer,' too.

If You Find Yourself Stranded on a New Zealand Island, Look for One of These

Stacy Conradt

The tiny sheds are just big enough to hold supplies, from food and water to wool "survivor suits."

Every New Movie and TV Series Coming to Netflix in April

Jennifer M Wood

In the not too distant future, ‘Mystery Science Theater 3000’ will return.

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