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Why Do Spicy Foods Make Your Nose Run?

Matt Soniak

Hot sauces, curries, wasabi peas and other spicy treats turn you into a snot faucet.

Photos of Rock Castle Taken by Jimmy Page

David K. Israel

Here's something interesting: Earlier this year, JimmyPage.com went live.

Brain Game: Filling Station #8

Here's some more Filling Station fun at the mentalfloss.com Brain Game.

Morning Cup of Links: Musical Pac-Man

Miss Cellania

NASA is looking for the next generation of astronauts.

The Mickey Mouse Gas Mask

Colin Patrick

As a father of two small children, I know that it’s always a little easier to get a child to follow a routine if one of their favorite characters are involved. Want you child to go to bed?

21 Things You Didn't Know About the 21st President

Stacy Conradt

Sometimes, to amuse myself, I try to list all of the United States Presidents by memory. (What... you don’t do that?) I always forget poor Chester A.

The Late Movies: "Atlantic City" Covers

Erica Palan

While researching this post, I came across a quote from Justin Townes Earle that I just loved.

14 More Wonderful Words With No English Equivalent

Haley Sweetland Edwards

Earlier this year, Bill DeMain introduced us to 15 Wonderful Words With No English Equivalent. Now that you've integrated those into your vocabulary, here are 14

Big Money: Yap's Stone Currency

Bill DeMain

Photo Credit: Flickr user annamatic3000 If you wanted to be a bank robber on Yap, you’d need a forklift and a crane, along with an 18-wheeler to make your getaway.

Where Do Historical Reenactors Get Their Gear?

Matt Soniak

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War.

Alanis Irony: Nobel Winner Dies Days Before Award Given

David K. Israel

It's like something out of that Alanis song: An old man turned ninety-eight, He won the lottery and died the next day Dr. Ralph M.

A Song About Eponyms

Chris Higgins

NPR brings us "Wanna Live Forever? Become A Noun" -- a song about eponyms.

Magical Mystery Tour: The Beatles' Biggest Flop

Eddie Deezen

Did you know The Beatles made a TV movie?

The 2011 Zombie Invasion Schedule

Miss Cellania

Zombies make their appearances here and there all through the year, but you will see more of them this month.

Brain Game: Two Spares

It's Tuesday Test Time here at the mentalfloss.com Brain Game. Good luck! Ben and Cal are both excellent 10-pin bowlers, but have a little trouble in the first and last throw of each game.

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