Weekend Links: A Cricket Sing-Along

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A slowed-down audio recording of a chorus of crickets turns out to sound like a choir of human – or angel – voices. Someone get those bugs a recording contract.

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Here at mental_floss, we’re in the business of promoting truly amazing facts—not like these imposters, which deserve to be debunked.

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Fans of the new Pope may not realize how much he still sounds like the old Pope.

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This is what America's regional dialects sound like in practice. Pecan, pecan, pecan?

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Bigger isn't always better, if these photos of tiny animals perched on people's fingers are anything to go by.

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Old-school stock photography featured a lot of well-dressed housewives smiling with turkeys.

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Disturbingly, there's no real guarantee that "no animals were harmed" in the making of any movie.

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Will the real Spartacus please stand up?

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December 1, 2013 - 12:00pm
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