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

1. The Founder of Mother's Day Later Fought to Have It Abolished, by Jonathan Mulinix
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2. 15 Famous People Who Used to Teach, by Ethan Trex
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3. The Origins of 8 Curious Body Part Names, by Judith B. Herman
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4. 7 Jobs We're Glad Are Obsolete, by Therese Oneill
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5. 10 Contestants for Earth's Next Superpower, by Jeff Wilser
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6. 15 Less-than-Inspirational Quotes from a Book of Moral Advice, by Arika Okrent
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7. 50 Things That Turn 50 in 2013, by Mark Juddery
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8. 10 Badass Moms Who Deserve Their Own Holidays, by Judy Dutton
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9. Why Do We Feel Hot in Temperatures Lower Than Our Body Temp?, by Matt Soniak
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10. 5 Other Kidnapping Victims Who Survived Their Ordeals, by Kara Kovalchik

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May 12, 2013 - 10:49pm
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