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What Does the Queen Keep in Her Handbag?

Nick Greene

The Queen doesn't carry house keys or car keys, but her purse does serve a very vital function: It sends secret messages.

YouTube's New $35 Streaming TV Service Will Bring 40 Channels to Cord-Cutters

Jay Serafino

The platform will feature most of the major networks, as well as original TV shows and movies.

Severe Thunderstorms Head to Midwest, South, and Northeast

Dennis Mersereau

Tornadoes, damaging winds, and large hail are all possible.

42 Facts About Jackie Robinson

Rudie Obias

In 1947, Robinson broke the baseball color line and became the first African American to play on a major sports team. Here are 42 facts to celebrate.

New York Warns Drivers to Watch Out for Frogs Crossing the Road

Shaunacy Ferro

Due to warm weather, amphibians may be coming out of hibernation earlier than usual.

4 Spectacular Shipwrecks You Can Dive Near Chicago

Jennifer Billock

Rediscover forgotten history—80 feet below the surface.

Fast Food Chicken Isn't 100% Chicken (Or Even Close), Investigation Finds

Shaunacy Ferro

A test commissioned by a Canadian news program found that Subway grilled chicken was only half poultry.

99-Year-Old Woman Checks "Spending Time in Jail" Off Her Bucket List

Kirstin Fawcett

"You get many unusual requests with this profession," one police officer said.

9 Rare Flowers That Only Grow in One Place

Mental Floss UK

Protected, endangered, or native to only a small area, some of these beautiful flowers might soon be lost forever.

81-Year-Old Woman Develops Mobile Game Based on Japanese Holiday

Michele Debczak

It took her six months to learn how to code.

Xbox One to Offer 'Netflix for Games'

Jake Rossen

For $10 a month, users will be able to binge-play to their hearts' content.

A Margaritaville-Themed Retirement Community is Coming to Florida

Michele Debczak

For seniors who dream of spending retirement like they’re living in a Jimmy Buffett song.

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Introducing a New Phone That's the Size of a Credit Card

Kirstin Fawcett

Digital detoxes can be stylish.

11 Lesser-Known Inventions by Famous Inventors

Suzanne Raga

Because not every invention can be a home run.