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10 Town Names That Will Make You Hungry

Bill DeMain

Earlier this year, Ranker.com assembled a list of food-centric town names. It made us hungry. Here's how some of those places got those delicious monikers. 1. Hot Coffee,

Debt Free Zone: How Liechtenstein Manages to Live Within Its Means

Ethan Trex

As you may have heard, the United States’ gigantic national debt means we’re firmly in our creditors’ pockets. But what about countries on the opposite end of the spectrum?

Dietribes: Honey, I'm Home!

Allison Keene

• The color and flavor of honey differ depending on the bees’ nectar source (the blossoms).  In fact, there are more than 300 unique kinds of honey in the United States, originating from such diverse

Broetry: Poems for the Frat Boy in All of Us

Ransom Riggs

What? You don't have a frat boy in you? Well, you might get a kick out of Brian McGackin's (AKA the "Broet Laureate's") slender-but-fun volume of poems anyway.

"Inception" in 60 Seconds

Chris Higgins

Warning: full of Inception spoilers! Made for for Vancouver's Virgin Radio 95.3 Fake Film Festival, this one-minute movie retells the story of the 148-minute Inception.

Charles Schulz on the Peanuts Holiday Specials

Jason English

Here's an excerpt from the 1985 special It's Your 20th TV Anniversary, Charlie Brown. There are worse ways to spend six minutes this

Brain Game: It's More Than a Vitamin

A word ladder is the challenge for today's Wednesday Wordplay segment at the mentalfloss.com Brain Game.

Morning Cup of Links: Coffee Online

Miss Cellania

How America turned poverty into a crime.

The Story Behind the Giant Inflatable Union Rat

Matt Soniak

© Bob Krist/CORBIS ??If you're from a town with a strong union presence, you know that if new commercial construction happens without union labor, protests often follow.

The Late Movies: Betty Boop

Erica Palan

Eighty-one years ago today, Betty Boop made her debut on the big screen.

The USS Monitor's Gun Turret is Being Restored

Chris Higgins

USS Monitor was the Union's first ironclad warship in the Civil War; it was built is response to Confederate construction of the ironclad Virginia (previously known as Merrimack when in wooden fo

Words That Are Words (And Words That Should Be)

Jason English

Oldfangled, meaning old-fashioned, is a word. Overway, meaning something has gone on for too long, is not.

12 Twitchy Stereoscopic Photographs

David K. Israel

Stereoscopic GIFs alternate between the left and right images of a stereogram, capturing the same image from two different vantage points positioned inches apart.

The Toll of "Rassenschande" on a Family

Miss Cellania

Retracing the life of August Landmesser and his tragic family history.

4 Regular People Who Negotiated High-Profile Surrenders

Ethan Trex

Trained law enforcement officers and negotiators apprehend the vast majority of criminals. Sometimes, though, a civilian steps in and makes their job much easier.

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