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

1. 11 Weirdly Spelled Words—And How They Got That Way, by Arika Okrent
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2. 11 Famous Misquotations and What Was Really Said, by Stacy Conradt
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3. 5 Historical Manias That Gripped Societies, Then Disappeared, by Linda Rodriguez-McRobbie
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4. 11 Badass Neil deGrasse Tyson Quotes, by Chris Higgins
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5. 11 Things You Might Not Know About the U.S. Army, by D.B. Grady
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6. 7 Things You Should Know About Sign Language, by Arika Okrent
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7. 17 Memorable Presidential Photographs Pre-McKayla Maroney, by Jason English
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8. The 11 Worst Sounds in the World, by Kara Kovalchik
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9. The Russians Didn't Just Use Pencils in Space, by Chris Higgins
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10. Beyond the Twinkie: 5 Other Hostess Products We’re Losing, by Kara Kovalchik
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11. 9 Legendary Monsters of North America: Part Three, by Miss Cellania
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12. The Nobel Winners Who Foiled the Führer, by Matt Soniak
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13. 11 Former Word of the Year Candidates That Didn’t Catch On, by Adrienne Crez

November 18, 2012 - 6:18pm
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