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

1. Why Can't You Wear White After Labor Day?, by Kathy Benjamin

2. 5 of the Fiercest One-Liners in History, by Therese Oneill

3. Why Did Pirates Wear Eye Patches?, by Erin McCarthy

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6. 15 Offbeat Holidays You Can Celebrate This Month, by Laura Turner Garrison

7. 27 Celebrity Patent Holders, by Erin McCarthy and Ethan Trex

8. 33 Unusual Majors Your College Probably Didn't Offer, by Jennifer M. Wood

9. 4 Innovative Libraries Transforming Lives Around the World, by Chris Higgins

10. 5 Towns That Had to Change Their Names, by Therese Oneill

11. The Manhattan Project Bomb You Haven't Heard Of, by Anne Wheeler 

12. Watch Steve Jobs Prep for His First TV Interview, by Adrienne Crezo

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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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