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Why Does the Sound of Running Water Make You Have to Pee?

Matt Soniak

Reader Bill wrote in to ask, “Why does the sound of running water make me want to pee—and sometimes

RIP Davy Jones: Remembering The Monkees

Kara Kovalchik

To quote a song from Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn and Jones Ltd, it’s Hard to Believe.

Big News From NASA's Kitchens

Jill Harness

Big news from NASA—2011/12 was a record-breaking year when it came to astronaut applications.

When Do Leap Day Babies Celebrate Birthdays in Non-Leap Years?

Ethan Trex

In terms of presents and cake, leap day babies can have their pick between February 28 and March 1. But legally, things are a bit murkier in non-leap years.

What the Original $1 Bill Looked Like

Chris Higgins

Secretary of the Treasury Salmon P. Chase was in the enviable position of designing the original US $1 bill in 1862. So who do you think he put on that bill? Himself, of course.

13 Scrumptious Miniatures

David K. Israel

It's the little things in life... sometimes, right? If you agree, be sure to check out these 13 amazing miniatures by Kim Burke! And for her complete collection visit her at Etsy, deviantART,

Brain Game: Cover Those Feet!

Here's a new word ladder for today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Wednesday Wordplay challenge.

Morning Cup of Links: Happy Leap Day!

Miss Cellania

Syrians have been protesting their government and dying for it for a year now.

The Ladies' Privilege: Encouraging Women to Propose on Leap Day

Kathy Benjamin

Even with all the strides towards equality that women have made in the past hundred years, it's still fairly uncommon for a woman to propose to a man.

America's First Yoga Scandal

the mag

by Robert Love The founder of Anusara yoga recently stepped down amid accusations of sexual impropriety with his students.

The Late Movies: 6 of Emily Gilmore's Best Freak-Outs

Erica Palan

Though she’s well-known for her other roles—originating Sheila in A Chorus Line, Baby’s mom in Dirty Dancing—Kelly Bishop, who turns 68 today, is perhaps most recognized for her recent turn as Emily G

Help Wanted: Someone to Write Great Quizzes on Tuesdays

Jason English

If you've ever taken one of our Lunchtime Quizzes and thought you could come up with something much better, now's your chance. I need someone to take over the Tuesday quizmaster position.

10 Artists Who Work in Trees

Miss Cellania

Trees are exceedingly useful. They clean our air, cool our communities, and make the landscape beautiful.

10 Great Masters of Tilt-Shift Photography

Jill Harness

You might not recognize the term “tilt-shift” immediately, but you’ll certainly recognize the photo style when you see it.

The 9 Best Angelina Jolie Legs

David K. Israel

It's official!