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

1. 17 Famous Literary Characters Almost Named Something Else, by Stacy Conradt
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2. 11 Product Names That Mean Unfortunate Things in Other Languages, by Haley Sweetland Edwards
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3. 10 Lines From Napoleon’s Love Letters That Sound Like Crazy Texts, by Nicholas Ferroni
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4. Why Does Getting Hit in the Testicles Hurt So Much?, by Matt Soniak
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5. 5 Pop Culture Apocalypse Scenarios and How They Might Happen, by D.B. Grady
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6. 11 Obscure Regional Phrases That Describe Excessive Heat, by Jason English
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7. 11 Memories of Not-So-Modern Medicine, by Kara Kovalchik
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8. Blame the Media: 6 Disorders Caused by the Internet, TV, Magazines and Movies, by Adrienne Crezo
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9. 8 Useful Tattoos for Practical Ink Enthusiasts, by Julia Davis
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10. Why Were CD Boxes So Big in the Early 1990s?, by Bill DeMain
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11. 11 TV Theme Songs That Secretly Have Lyrics, by Stacy Conradt
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12. 11 Commercials for Defunct ’90s Food and Drinks, by Adrienne Crezo
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13. Are Mermaids Real? 11 Myths the U.S. Government Has Addressed, by Jason Plautz
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14. 31 Bizarre Foreign Titles for American Movies, by Cole Gamble
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15. How One Dad Got Lawn Darts Banned, by Matt Soniak
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16. Olympic Uniforms for the 2012 Opening Ceremonies, by Miss Cellania
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17. How Did Slipping on a Banana Peel Become a Comedy Staple?, by Laura Turner Garrison

July 14, 2012 - 7:11pm
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