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What Is the Mystery Flavor of Dum Dums?

Sandy and Kara

Some Dum Dums have wrappers with question marks where the flavor is normally printed. This was a marketing idea that made the production process run more smoothly and made eating Dum Dums more fun.

Last Week's Most Popular Stories

Jason English

In case you weren't obsessively refreshing mentalfloss.com all week, here's what you

Weekend Links: The Tutu Project

Allison Keene

Hamburg garbagemen-turned-amateur-photographers converted trash bins into massive pinhole cameras in an effort to capture the city they love and keep clean every day.  * A very long but really great

How Smokey Bear Helped Win World War II

Ethan Trex

Only you can prevent forest fires, but only Smokey could help us topple the Axis

On This Date in 1886, Grover Cleveland Married 21-Year-Old Frances Folsom in the White House

David Holzel

© CORBIS The only president to serve two non-consecutive terms was also the only president married in a White House ceremony.

Rivers of Differing Clarity Coming Together

Jill Harness

Weekend Links: Existential French Cat Doesn't Want Your Cheeseburgers

Allison Keene

The greatest response to LOLcats ever: existential French cat doesn't want your cheeseburgers. Or anything else in the tedium of his pedestrian life. Oh the humanity!

35 Classic Baseball Cards and What They're Worth Today

Jason English

After stumbling across the June 2012 issue of Beckett Sports Card Monthly in Barnes & Noble, I looked up some of the cards I was sure would make me rich one day.

The Late Movies: Animals Herding Sheep

Miss Cellania

Some animals were born to herd livestock.

The Missing Links: Beware of Sarcastic Computers

Colin Patrick

Possibly A Random Rock. Probably the Millenium Falcon. Believe what you will, I know this random shape they’re diving down to inspect is Captain Solo’s ship.

That One Crazy Dream Floating Around Your Head

Jason English

On Fridays, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments.

Jim Henson's Commercials for Defunct Products

Chris Higgins

Before his success with the Muppets, Jim Henson made hundreds of commercials and short industrial films, often involving early Muppets.

Why Are There Different Names for the Same Country?

Matt Soniak

Reader Jonathan wrote in to ask, “Why do we call other countries by names that they do not use themselves? Where did these names come from and why do we use

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

You Gotta Pay the Piper If you had to guess what German city has a big rodent problem, you might guess Hamelin -and you'd be right.

Brain Game: In the Air

The weekends after a holiday Monday always seem the longest to arrive, don't they? Here's a new mentalfloss.com Brain Game Free-for-all Friday challenge to help get you there.