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

1. 7 Tips for Keeping Your Man (in the 1950s), by Therese Oneill

2. The Stories Behind 22 Classic Album Covers, by Bill DeMain

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4. 10 Artists Who Hated Their Biggest Hit, by Erik van Rheenen

5. Why are “Pound” and “Ounce” Abbreviated as “lb” and “oz”?, by Arika Okrent

6. How to Pick a Lock, by Lucas Reilly

7. Meet the Wasp that Turns Spiders into Zombie Construction Workers, by Matt Soniak

8. The 10 Best Bottle Episodes of Your Favorite TV Shows, by Jennifer Wood

9. The Very First Issues of 19 Famous Magazines, by Alex French

10. The West Virginia Town Where Wireless Signals Are Illegal, by Lucas Reilly

11. 6 Angry Letters Kids Sent Neil deGrasse Tyson About Pluto, by Lucas Reilly

12. 16 Totally Normal Phobias You Didn't Know Had Names, by Amanda Green

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

1. 10 Ways Sochi Is Not Ready, by Hannah Keyser

2. 12 Post-Potter Revelations J.K. Rowling Has Shared, by Roma Panganiban

3. 5 Real-Life Events Predicted by Simpsons Jokes, by Christian Bond

4. How Brooklyn's Neighborhoods Got Their Names, by Nick Greene

5. Our Interview With Polarizing Jeopardy! Champion Arthur Chu, by Chris Higgins

6. How to Give Birth 100 Years Ago, by Therese Oneill

7. What Will Happen to Denver's Pre-Printed Super Bowl Champions Shirts?, by Matt Soniak

8. 13 Things You Might Not Know About Sleeping Beauty, by Stacy Conradt

9. 25 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Tampa, by Lucas Reilly

10. 11 Fun Facts For Blazing Saddles’ 40th Anniversary, by Mark Mancini

11. 2014 Olympic Uniforms from Around the World, by Miss Cellania

12. 10 Clearly Unscripted Moments from Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, by Meredith Danko

13. 19 Awesome Little Details in Special Edition LEGO Sets, by Kate Erbland

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

1. 12 Obvious Things Confirmed by Science, by Lucas Reilly

2. 10 Latin Phrases People Pretend to Understand, by Kevin Fleming

3. Here's How Crazy-Long German Words Are Made, by Arika Okrent

4. 16 People Who Tweeted Themselves Out of a Job, by Stacy Conradt

5. 11 Film Facts for the Passionate Movie Buff, by Lucas Reilly

6. 6 Grammar Points to Watch for in Christmas Songs, by Arika Okrent

7. Watch the Restored Original Version of Jim Henson's The Dark Crystal, by Chris Higgins

8. These Are the Five Types of Boredom, According to Researchers, by Meghan Holohan

9. 15 Fun Phrases Popularized During Prohibition, by Jennifer M. Wood

10. What is Proper Handshake Etiquette Around the World?, by Lucas Reilly

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