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Wine and Bowties

A Death-Defying Walk Across ... Your Backyard

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Start Walkin’

After last night’s death-defying stunt you no doubt want to become a high wire walker. Here’s how to setup a slackline in your backyard.

Or, if you can’t get enough of wire walking, but you don’t have a deathwish, just look at these.

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The Doctor Is In...

Gotham. And Metropolis. And inside the minds of these superheroes.

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Gweek-Out On This

Author, dictionary reader, Bible literal follower, and mental_floss contributor AJ Jacobs is the guest on this episode of Gweek.

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We’re Falling Behind the Rest of the World...

In DVR technology.

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How Did He Get In?

How did Donald Duck get into the U.S. Army? He’s flat-footed. And a duck.

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My Brain Thinks You’re A Bunch of Liars

I can’t make myself understand this is a single photograph, even after it’s explained.

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Better Late Than Never?

On this day in 1997, the U.S. government released a report of the events in Roswell. It only took them five decades.

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Always Wear a Helmet
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Powerful photos to remind you to always wear a helmet.

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In 1838, Missouri witnessed the “Missouri Mormon War.” It was the first of three armed conflicts before the Mormons found their home.

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Hippies, Guns, and LSD: The San Francisco Rock Band That Was Too Wild For the Sixties. The Charlatans were ahead of their time, but flamed out fast.

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Six "Common" Medical Conditions That Don't Actually Exist. Some of them were only named in order to sell you a cure.

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Remembering Hair-Raising Landings at Hong Kong’s Kai Tak Airport. Landing on runway 13/31 was so terrifying, the procedure was called the Kai Tak Heart Attack.

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The Scariest Rides At The Fair, Ranked By An Anxious Man. Mark Shrayber is terrified of carnival rides, yet he can't help but try them.

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The 100 Greatest American Cooks of All Time. Many of the cooks on the list have a full article about them linked, which could keep you busy for some time.

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12 charming coastal towns to visit this summer. Get away from the crowds of tourists for a relaxing getaway.

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11 Fashion Trends of World War I. With the men away fighting, women went for comfort as well as style.

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Mutiny on the Prisoner Ship
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In the 18th century, Britain shipped around 50,000 prison inmates to the American colonies to do hard labor. James Dalton was sent multiple times for theft, and once succeeded in leading a mutiny aboard the prison ship.

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10 Surprising Ways to Lose Your Mind. Mental disorders can be triggered by a wide variety of conditions.

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How a Group of ’70s Radicals Tried (and Failed) to Invade Disneyland. Four hundred police were waiting for the paltry few hundred Yippies that showed up.

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Rocket Launches Look Even Cooler From Space. A satellite recorded images of a Soyuz launch on July 14.

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How Synthetic Fabrics Inspired a Cultural Revolution. Few people remember how much time laundry and ironing used to take.

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Can you solve the counterfeit coin riddle? You probably could if you had plenty of time.

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Ancient ruins keep being 'discovered.' Were they ever lost?

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A Tree That Flowers With 40 Different Fruits. It's not legendary, but a triumph of science and patience.

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