Our Top 16 Stories of August 2012

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In case you weren't obsessively refreshing mentalfloss.com all month, here's what you missed:

1. 24 Vintage Photographs of Abraham Lincoln Being Awesome, by Lucas Reilly
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2. 11 Geeky Wedding and Engagement Rings, by Jill Harness
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3. 11 Time Traveler Urban Legends That Pretty Much Debunk Themselves, by Bill DeMain
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4. Why Do Olympians Wear That Colorful Tape?, by Lauren Hansen
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5. 13 Disturbing Works of Art From History, by M. Asher Cantrell
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6. 19 Old-Timey Slang Terms to Bolster Your Vocabulary, by Jason English
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7. 11 of the Craziest Events in Olympic History, by Orrin Konheim
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8. 5 Olympians Who Sold Their Gold Medals, by Stacy Conradt
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9. 4 Times Olympians Refused Their Medals, by Scott Allen
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10. How 13 Classic Video Games Got Their Names, by Rob Lammle
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11. The Actor Inside R2-D2 Was Not a Fan of the Guy in C-3PO, by Colin Perkins
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12. 19 Wildly Dangerous Home Remedies From 100 Years Ago, by Adrienne Crezo
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13. 10 Things Invented in Bars, by Stacy Conradt
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14. The Science of “Breaking the Seal,” by Matt Soniak
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15. How Every School in the AP Top 25 Got Its Nickname, by Scott Allen
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16. How Paperbacks Transformed the Way Americans Read, by Andrew Shaffer

September 1, 2012 - 3:10am
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