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Fish Was Once Currency in Newfoundland

Shaunacy Ferro

In the northern Atlantic fishing communities of Canada, cod was the currency of choice.

German Literary Critic Reviews IKEA Catalog

Anna Green

Hellmuth Karasek thinks it's a scandal that “the world’s most widely distributed book” has never received a proper review.

10 Plans to Weaponize Animals

Janet Burns

"Rats, explosive."

Listen to the Music of the Solar System With This Addictive App

Shaunacy Ferro

Solar Beat is a designer’s interpretation of the music of space.

Bear Rehab Teaches Grizzlies Not to Attack Humans

Anna Green

Bear rehabilitation centers give aggressive grizzlies a second chance at living in the wild

Why Is Spicy Food Spicy?

Jen Pinkowski

Feel the burn! We look into pepper heat in the latest WHY?, our new series for curious kids and their parents.

What’s The Right Way To Make A Tom Collins?

Clair McLafferty

The cocktail itself is just four ingredients: gin, simple syrup or sugar, lemon juice, and soda water.

Cephalopod Plant Holders Turn Your Home into an Aquarium

Rebecca OConnell

These plant holders make your greenery look like it should be swimming around in the ocean.

39 Weird Books That Really Exist

Roma Panganiban Michele Debczak

Here are 39 odd or oddly named books that would look great on your shelf.

10 Kitchen Tools to Help You Cook Like a Pro

Michele Debczak

Culinary skills not included.

The Missing Links: Cat Jenga

Colin Patrick

When Is the Best Time to See Fall Foliage?

Shaunacy Ferro

Depends on where you live.

Why Some Male Lions Don't Have Manes

Anna Green

Climate can cause a big difference in how much hair a lion grows.

Mental Floss Crossword #5

Matt Gaffney

Matt Gaffney writes a weekly crossword for mental_floss.

Pod City: ‘The Specialist,’ ‘Tom Green,’ and 8 More Recently Launched Podcasts

Whitney Matheson

There’s a podcast born every minute (or so it seems), and it doesn’t take long before all the choices can become overwhelming.