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11 Museums Devoted to Everyday Objects

Adrienne Crezo

Who says you can't celebrate the mundane? These 11 museums are dedicated to items you use but probably never think about. 1. Sulabh International Museum of

Brain Game: First and Last

Keep an eye out for an exciting presidential event coming up in October here at mentalfloss.com.

Morning Cup of Links: The Aquarium Bed

Miss Cellania

Fifty years after thalidomide caused so many birth defects, drug producer Chemie Grünenthal's CEO has offered an apology.

11 Amazing Librarian Tattoos

Jill Harness

There are plenty of literary tattoos out there, and plenty of tattooed librarians. A bit less common are librarians with tattoos celebrating their career choice.

World War I Centennial: The French Press Reports Fleet Movements

Erik Sass

Installment #35: Although British and French generals held a series of informal military “conversations” beginning in 1906 after the First Moroccan Crisis, the Anglo-French Naval Convention negotiated

The Late Movies: Rin-Tin-Tin

Andréa Fernandes

Today is the birthday of the original Rin-Tin-Tin, who was found on a World War I battlefield when he was just 5 days old.

What I Think About Every Time We Talk About Magazine Covers

Jason English


Why People Vomit

Kara Kovalchik

We don’t mean the triggers — though that could be a fun post — but the actual physical process.

The Missing Links: A How-To Guide for Playboy Bunnies

Colin Patrick

The 1968 Playboy Club Bunny Manual Be mindful of the rules of Bunny Behavior so you won’t have to have a “Personal Meeting with the Bunny Mother.” * If They Tore A Stitch, Then You Must Snitch

The "Smokey Bear Effect"

Chris Higgins

Smokey Bear was created by the U.S. Forest Service in an attempt to prevent forest fires -- and it worked too well.

Brain Game: Math Square #137

Cooling weather, kids in school, leaves falling, and Monday Night Football. All is right with the world.

Morning Cup of Links: Geofractals

Miss Cellania

Television’s 10 Most Epic NOOOOOOOOO Moments. I hear this contains spoilers.

Adams vs. Jefferson: The Birth of Negative Campaigning in the U.S.

the mag

Negative campaigning in the United States can be traced back to John Adams and Thomas Jefferson.

The Life and Times of America's First Murderer

Matt Soniak

John Billington isn’t a household name today, but when Englishmen started settling in the New World, he became infamous as the colonies’ first convicted

Why Can You Taste Your Eye Drops?

Matt Soniak

A friend of mine recently got pinkeye. Whenever she put in her eye drops, she noticed a distinct and very unpleasant taste on the back of her tongue. What’s up with