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Q&A: Peter Tork of the Monkees

Kara Kovalchik

Peter Tork was kind enough to take time out prior to the band’s May 30th show in Detroit to chat with Mental Floss about his life and some of the Monkees’ most iconic tunes.

Cats Crieth "Nau Nau" And Other Early Modern Animal Sounds

Hannah Keyser

“Come, boy, learn to be wise,” opens Chapter 1 of Orbis Sensualium Pictus, or A World Of Things Obvious to the Senses Drawn in Pictures by John Comenius.

Where Do U.S. Coin Names Come From?

Arika Okrent

A little fiscal etymology.

9 Complicated Literary Movements Explained Simply

Kevin Lincoln

5 Questions: The Monkees

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Here's What Happens When Fish Get Drunk

Jessica Hullinger

Let it be known: Humans are not the only ones whose egos are bolstered by booze.

13 Words That Knocked Out Scripps National Spelling Bee Finalists

Jennifer M Wood

Can you spell “Regret”?

The Perfect Time of Day to Do Everything

Kathy Benjamin the mag

Want to make your days happier, healthier, and more lucrative? Just follow this schedule.

High-Tech Father's Day Gifts...from 1994

Chris Higgins

What do you get for the tech-savvy dad who has everything...in 1994? Let's go back 20 years to find out.

20 Wise and Witty J. K. Rowling Quotes

Roma Panganiban

Some words of wisdom and experience that wizards and Muggles alike can take to heart.

20 Things You Didn't Know About the Battle Between Sega and Nintendo

Nick Greene

Tales of the console wars from Blake J. Harris' new book.

26 Famous Art Heists

Jennifer M Wood

Special guest host Akilah talks about some of the most interesting heists in art history.

The Missing Links: The 'Shawshank' Money Machine

Colin Patrick

Sweet Honeysuckles

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11 Workout Tips from Ancient Civilizations

Mark Mancini

Whether you were hoping to drop a few pounds or build that summer six-pack, the ancient world was loaded with helpful pointers about getting in shape.