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When Did You First Go Online?

Jason English

12 Lonely Negative Words

Judith B Herman

Are you disgusted, disgruntled and disheveled? Well, unfortunately you’re never going to be gusted, gruntled or sheveled.

The Late Movies: Guess the Theme 94

Mark Arminio

Trailer Thursday: G.I. Joe, Wrong, The Host, and more

Stacy Conradt

The 65 Year Battle over the Deceased Wife's Sister's Marriage Act

Arika Okrent

Until 1907, it was illegal in England for a man to marry the sister of his dead wife.

The Missing Links: Shining Light On A Film Classic

Colin Patrick

11 Weird Minor League Baseball Team Names

Mark Mancini

Minor League baseball has been an American staple for over a century. Among the roughly 245 Minor League teams scattered across the nation, some have acquired some rather unusual names.

The U.S. Army's Plans for WWII Bat Bombs

Dan Lewis

Dan Lewis runs the popular daily newsletter Now I Know ("Learn Something New Every Day, By Email"). We've invited him to share some of his stories on mental_floss this week.

What Portable Computers Were Like in 1987

Chris Higgins

13 Unusual Objects Covered in Crystals and Diamonds

Kaitlyn Boettcher

While “bejeweled” phone cases and other accessories are commonplace these days, some objects covered in crystals and jewels are decidedly more unusual.

The Biggest Cyberattack in Internet History Happened Yesterday

The Week

A spat between a Dutch webhost and a spam-fighting organization is crippling the Internet.

Why is Chicago Called the "Windy City"?

Bryan Dugan

Travelers to Chicago may experience the wind gusts that come off Lake Michigan, get tossed around a bit and think, “So this is why it’s called the Windy City.” The nickname, which dates back to the la

TIME Honors the @mental_floss Twitter Feed

Jason English

Submitted for Your Approval: Rod Serling

Chris Higgins

The 8 Best '90s Sitcom-Character Reunions on TV

The Week

Courtney Cox and Matthew Perry (Monica and Chandler!) are not the only beloved characters to find themselves reuniting on the same small screen

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