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

1. How to Survive Without Water, by Lucas Reilly

2. 14 Swedish Words That Conflict With the Ikea Products They Name, by Arika Okrent

3. 5 Ways to Avoid Being Rude (According to 100-Year-Old Etiquette Rules), by Therese Oneill

4. How to Get Out of Handcuffs, by Lucas Reilly

5. 5 Toilet Technologies of the Future, by Chris Higgins

6. The Stories Behind 9 Iconic TV Production Logos, by Rudie Obias

7. How Every School in the Preseason Top 25 Got Its Nickname, by Scott Allen

8. The Bank Robbery Behind Stockholm Syndrome, by Stacy Conradt

9. Is it OK to Shower in a Thunderstorm?, by Matt Soniak

10. 10 Video Games Canceled Before Release, by Rudie Obias

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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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