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Watching 'Mocha Diffusion' Pottery Get Made Is Hypnotic

Mental Floss Studios

It looks as if it has a mind of its own.

How to Destroy the Non-Paper £5 Note

Chris Higgins

It's nearly impossible to tear...but scientists don't stop there.

The Star-Nosed Mole Is Almost Too Weird

Kate Horowitz

With legs like shovels and a tentacle-tipped face, Condylura cristata is in a class of its own.

This Week's Best Amazon Deals You Can Still Get

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From the Smart Shopping team...

Watch a Rare Drone Video of a Blue Whale Feeding

Kirstin Fawcett

A new video of blue whales feeding in New Zealand shows they're picky about which meals are worth the effort.

A Brief History of Soyuz 1, 50 Years Later

Chris Higgins

What started as a tragedy led to the world's most reliable space launch system.

11 Strange Shakespeare Adaptations (for National Talk Like Shakespeare Day)

Mark Mancini

Happy Talk Like Shakespeare Day!

On This Day in 1964, the Unisphere Was Unveiled

Chris Higgins

The stainless steel rings symbolize three orbital pioneers: Yuri Gagarin, John Glenn, and Telstar.

13 Great Jack Nicholson Quotes for His 80th Birthday

Erin McCarthy

"I hate advice unless I'm giving it. I hate giving advice, because people won't take it."

Jelly Bean Day Fact: Jelly Beans Are Made With Insect Secretions

Mental Floss UK

Happy Jelly Bean Day?!

10 Fascinating Facts About Earth Day

Matt Stofsky

Every year on April 22, trees are planted, litter is cleaned up, and awareness for the issues plaguing the planet are raised.

We All Know a Refugee

Mental Floss Studios

Refugees are a part of the fabric of the American experience.

5 Fast Facts About Nancy Kerrigan

Garin Pirnia

You Need to See Amazon's Saturday Deals

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7 Animals That Smell Like Jelly Beans (Because It's National Jelly Bean Day)

Kate Horowitz

These seven animals are olfactory dead ringers for classic Jelly Belly flavors.

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