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Democrats and Republicans Are Equally Willing to Admit When They’re Wrong, Study Says

Kate Horowitz

“A whole lot of people … are very intellectually arrogant about the positions they have, on both sides of the aisle.”

Morning Cup of Links: Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Miss Cellania

When Key West Tried to Secede from the United States... (in the 1980s!)

Mental Floss Studios

When the U.S. border patrol caused a 19-mile traffic jam and cost Key West tourist dollars in the 1980s, the tiny island retaliated.

This Smart Jacket Gives You a Back Rub When Someone Touches You

Kirstin Fawcett

Designer Pauline van Dongen unveiled the smart garment at the 2017 SXSW conference.

5 Questions: Saint Patrick

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The Morbid Way Colonists Protested King George’s Stamp Act

Erin Blakemore

Incensed by the Stamp Act, colonists put on a series of fascinating protests.

How the NCAA Made Robert Parish Disappear

Ethan Trex

Parish had a monster college career, but according to the NCAA, the games he played in never took place.

13 Lucky Facts About St. Patrick’s Day


It used to be a dry holiday in Ireland.

11 Fun Facts About Mill Ends Park, Portland’s Leprechaun Colony

Jennifer M Wood

“Ireland” may be the most popular first answer given when someone is asked about where leprechauns live, but Portland, Oregon has its very own population of little green-clad Irishmen, too.

Julia Child's Lifehack for Dealing With Cilantro

Doug Wallack

Among H.S. Athletes, Girls Have Higher Concussion Rates Than Boys

Kate Horowitz

From 2010 to 2015, the concussion rate in girls’ soccer was higher than that for boys’ football.

8 Wildly Inaccurate Myths About Spiders (Plus the Truth)

Sonya Vatomsky

They're just not that into you.

How Your Used Mascara Brushes Can Help Wild Animals in Need

Kirstin Fawcett

The tiny bristles are perfect for cleaning fly eggs and larva from fur.

11 Fuzzy Facts About Pandas

Alvin Ward

Happy National Panda Day!

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