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28 Birthday Traditions from Around the World

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Today is our 1st birthday! In celebration of a year of mental_floss on YouTube, John Green looks at some fascinating birthday traditions from around the world.

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Handy Uses For Those Silica Gel Packets
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Don’t throw away your packets of silica gel! They soak up moisture and have plenty of uses (just don’t eat them).

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The Artist Who Draws With Paper
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Most artists draw on paper, but artist Yulia Brodskaya draws with paper. Check out more of her amazing paper quilling creations on Instagram or on her personal site.

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