This Week's Most Popular Stories

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

1. The Origins of All 30 NBA Team Names, by Scott Allen
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2. Stormtroopers On Their Day Off, by David K. Israel
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3. What Happens to the Losing Team's Championship Shirts? by Matt Soniak
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4. 8 Things Disney Parks Have Banned, by Alvin Ward
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5. Our Readers' Favorite Halloween Costumes, by all the readers who sent in pics
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6. The Origins of 7 Department Store Chains, by Ethan Trex

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7. 5 Famous Fires and the Lessons They Taught Us, by Kara Kovalchik
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8. 10 Reasons Why the Quidditch World Cup is the Best College Sporting Event, by Andréa Fernandes
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9. 5 Scary Places and the Legends Behind Them, by Miss Cellania
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10. What a Blockbuster Movie Can Do to a Small Town, by Miss Cellania
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11. All About Anne (of Green Gables), by Linda Rodriguez
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12. A Brief History of Swedish Fish, by Linda Rodriguez

See Also: September's Most Popular Stories

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October 31, 2009 - 5:00pm
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