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The Missing Links: The Two Ways A Balloon Bursts

Colin Patrick

Where Are You Most Likely to Encounter a Ghost?

Rebecca OConnell

Stay away from these 10 spooky cities!

Preview an Opera About New York City's Dramatic Urban Planning History

Shaunacy Ferro

'A Marvelous Order' will explore the mid-century battle between the powerful Robert Moses and city activist Jane Jacobs.

10 Politicians Who Have Hosted 'SNL'

Julie Kliegman

Trump, who will host on November 7, has hosted before, when he was more reality star and real estate mogul than politician.

Scientists Are Dyeing Parts of the Pacific Ocean Pink to Track Pollution

Anna Green

Scientists have developed a colorful way to track pollution.

Pick the Correct Word for Each Definition

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10 Misconceptions About Hiccups

Alvin Ward

On this week's episode of 'Misconceptions,' Elliott explains why most of what we know about hiccups is wrong.

A Piece of Cinematic History Lies Buried Along California's Central Coast

Kirstin Fawcett

In 1923, director Cecil B. DeMille built a massive Egyptian city to serve as the set of his blockbuster film, "The Ten Commandments."

Scientists Create Artificial Skin That Can Detect Pressure

Shaunacy Ferro

Eventually, these sensors could create a kind of artificial skin for prosthetic limbs.

9 Regal Facts About the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Rebecca OConnell

With their flowing fur and soft brown eyes, it’s hard to resist the charm of the Cavalier King Charles spaniel.

Play Dress Up With Kanye West

Rebecca OConnell

Dress up your own paper version of Yeezy.

The Day Baby Ruths Rained Down on Pittsburgh

Jeff Wells

One day in 1923, the children of Pittsburgh had the best day ever.

2015 is the Year of Mud

Kate Horowitz

There’s still plenty of time to celebrate mud and mud-related activities.

Welcome to Brain Week on mental_floss! (Yes, There Will Be Live Brain Surgery)

Nick Greene

16 Fun Facts About 'Look Who's Talking'

Roger Cormier

Before 'Pulp Fiction,' a talking baby comedy briefly resurrected John Travolta's career.