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UK Companies Introduce 'Pawternity Leave' for Pet Owners

Andrew LaSane

The policy will allow pet owners to take a couple hours, days, or even weeks off—as needed—to care for their sick companions.

8 Traditional Kentucky Foods to Serve for the Derby

Jaime Buerger

Even if you don't have Derby-Pie™, you can certainly cap the big race with bourbon balls and "derby pie."

Name the One-Syllable Words That Rhyme With 'Bed'

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The Missing Links: Why People Believe Vikings Wore Horned Helmets

Colin Patrick

Survey Suggests Many Newlyweds Are Clueless About Their Partner's Finances

Kirstin Fawcett

You may think you know everything about your fiancé. But do you know their credit score?

Beats and Big Macs: McDonald's Introduces Musical Placemats in the Netherlands

Andrew LaSane

These tray liners double as beat-makers.

12 Refreshing Facts About Coca-Cola

Jake Rossen

In 1990, the company filled up over 700,000 cans with a foul-smelling and horrible-tasting water—on purpose.

The Curious Case of Ringling's Living Unicorn

Jake Rossen

In 1984, Barnum and Bailey bought four unicorns from a wizard. They weren't lying. Technically.

Here's How to Feel More Awake (Without Coffee)

Shaunacy Ferro

There are plenty of ways to feel alert without caffeine.

A Grueling 25-Hour VR Session Just Became a New World Record

Andrew LaSane

Spoiler: A puke bucket makes an appearance at hour 17.

The Best Amazon Deals We Could Find Today, May 5

Smart Shopping Team

As a recurring feature, our team combs the Web and shares some amazing Amazon deals we’ve turned up. Here’s what caught our eye today, May 5.

9 (Mostly) Polite Words for the Uncouth

Mark Peters

People have different ideas of what’s rude or unmannered, and they’ve been expressing those ideas for centuries.

Can You Pick the Final Word in These Song Titles?

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How to Properly Wrap Your Cheese

Shaunacy Ferro

Don’t put it in a plastic bag!

Grace Kelly, Alec Guinness, and the 26-Year-Long Practical Joke

Mental Floss UK

No words were ever exchanged—just a tomahawk.

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