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This Website Chooses a Short Story for You to Read While You Poop

Shaunacy Ferro

Poopfiction will make your bathroom break a little more literary.

90 Percent of Sea Birds Have Swallowed Plastic

Kirstin Fawcett

The number is expected to reach 99 percent by 2050.

The Lost Book of Titian Peale, America's First Lepidopterist

Erin McCarthy

Titian Ramsey Peale II went to his grave in 1885 believing that his life’s greatest work would never be published. It finally has been.

37 Things You Might Not Know About 'Star Wars'

Sean Hutchinson

In honor of everyone’s favorite space epic set in a galaxy far, far away, here are some fun facts about the 'Star Wars' Saga.

11 Fierce Facts About 'Xena: Warrior Princess'

Jake Rossen

She was almost a British blonde.

Do Great Minds Think Alike?

Emma Adler the mag

Some food for thought as we ponder our many Big Questions.

Morning Cup of Links: Vegetable Cakes

Miss Cellania

The Creator of Peanut M&M's Was Allergic to Peanuts

Mental Floss UK

Forrest Mars couldn't eat the candy that made him rich.

10 Things You Might Not Know About the U.S. Interstate System

Emily Becker

Study up before your next cross-country (or cross-town) road trip.

This LED Light Lets You Turn Ordinary Objects Into Lamps

Kirstin Fawcett

Baselamp lets you light up your room with anything from a fishbowl to a flower vase.

Prowl Through Japan With Cat Street View

Rebecca OConnell

11 Sweet Facts About Twinkies

Alvin Ward

They’ve been lunchbox and snack-time staples for 85 years, but how well do you really know the cream-filled sponge cakes?

“O, Excellent Air Bag”: Humphry Davy and Nitrous Oxide

Davy’s extreme and near-fatal regime of self-experimentation with the gas not only marked a new era in the history of science but a turn toward the philosophical and literary romanticism of the centur

Beetle Tricks Ants by Speaking their Language(s)

Matt Soniak

Which is Better: Coffee or a Nap?

the mag

When you’re prepping for an all-nighter, which works best?

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