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Bryan Dugan

MentalFloss.com freelancer and New York Times copy editor. Grammar Nazi. Rose Nylund wannabe. Awkward runner. Keeper of GIFs.
Big Question
How Did Spring Break Get Its Start?
List
11 Hit Songs Originally Intended for Other Artists
Big Question
Why Do So Many Russian Drivers Have Dashboard Cams?
Animals
The Great Emu War of 1932
TV
The Top Rated Super Bowl Commercial Each Year, 1989 to Present
History
80 Years of Drive-in Theaters
List
10 Fun Firefly Facts
List
12 Persnickety Rules From the Associated Press Stylebook
Big Question
Are There Number 1 Pencils?
History
A Drive Around London in 1926
TV
15 TV Plot Points That Angered Viewers
List
6 Wacky International Reality TV Shows
List
10 More Lesser-Known Names for Baby Animals
Stub
The Late Movies: Before-They-Were-Famous "Murder, She Wrote" Guest Stars
Movies
Re-imagining Movie Posters From Different Angles
List
11 Titanic References Tested Against History
Stub
The Late Movies: Game of Thrones in the Style of Other Shows
Big Question
Why is Chicago Called the "Windy City"?
History
Anatomy of 14th Century Bubonic Plague Hazmat Suits
List
Lost in Transit: 5 Unseen Parts of NYC's Subway System
Article
5 On-The-Border Attractions
Stub
The Late Movies: "Skyfall" Covers
List
10 U.S. Cabinet Departments That Were Renamed or No Longer Exist
Big Question
What Did People Use Before Toilet Paper?
History
A Brief History of the Typewriter
Article
The Sticky History of San Luis Obispo, California's Bubblegum Alley
List
13 Directors Who Work With the Same Stars Again and Again
Pretty Pictures
Rare Vintage Photos of Early 20th Century Paris
List
5 Bold Proposals For Cleaning Up Space Junk
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