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Andrew Jackson's Presidential Party

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By Risë Ruhl

Andrew Jackson knew how to throw a party. His inaugural bash left the symbol of the White House a wreck. There were drunken revelers in the lobby and boozers romping through the bedrooms.
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Running out of prime real estate, State of Virginia plans to sell air.
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Did you ever want to know what's behind those "One Weird Trick" ads that are always showing up on Facebook?
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Occasionally, I'll run across an article that sounds familiar—and then it links me back to Mental Floss! Here's one example. And here's another.
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This man got into a car accident on top of an ant hill, and was promptly attacked by the insects. Thankfully, he survived.
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Mix ink, water, and oil and watch all your wildest childhood science fair fantasies come to life.
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Do not try to rob this woman!
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Public art and more public art and controversial public art.
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Here's a collection of odd black and white photographs. Apologies if the gif on the first page gives you nightmares.
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My mom was old school when it came to medical treatment. Fortunately for me, she didn't necessarily believe in all of these old-timey medicines.

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Morning Cup of Links: San Diego Comic Con News
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The Biggest San Diego Comic-Con 2017 Stories. The latest updates from every pop culture universe.

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Freedom Ride: a glimpse into the experiences of one group of the Freedom Riders of 1961.

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"Dude, where's my car?" Parents take to Craigslist for help after ‘doofy’ son loses car at Metallica show.

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Scientific Journals Publish Bogus Paper About Midi-chlorians from Star Wars, a reminder that not all journals use peer review or even proofreaders.

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Puzzlewood, Tolkien’s Inspiration for Middle-earth. The peaceful, green, 14-acre section of Gloucestershire is truly inspirational.

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How to Turn Your Used Electronics Into Cash. Read the comments, too, for the experiences of people who have used these methods.

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The Accent Whisperers of Hollywood. An influx of global acting talent must be taught to passably sound like Americans.

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Are You Bold Enough to Play Motorcycle Soccer? It's one of several sports mash-ups involving motorbikes.

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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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