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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

The Missing Links: Frosty Cold Facts About Beer

Colin Patrick

6 People Who Went to Great Lengths for Their Pranks

Julie Winterbottom

As April Fools’ Day approaches, here are six people who went to great lengths to pull some one-of-a-kind pranks.

The Best Video Game Consoles (of 1990)

Chris Higgins

How the U.S. Army Made War with the Language of Peace

Arika Okrent

In the 1950s and 60s, the U.S. Army conducted training exercises using an imaginary enemy named, quite simply, Aggressor.

Retrobituaries: Leonard Stringfield, Ufologist

David W Brown

How to spot a UFO from the ground: Look up. Do you see something that you cannot identify? You have spotted a UFO. Leonard Stringfield did a little better than that.

Early Adopter Beware: 7 Huge First Gen Products

Jeremy Gordon

As tempting it may be to be the first in your circle to purchase and use a new product, there’s reason to abstain until the kinks of a first generation model have been worked out.

45 Odd Facts About U.S. Presidents

Erin McCarthy

What's the Difference Between Table Salt and Kosher Salt?

Daven Hiskey

In truth, not much. The primary ingredient to both, not surprisingly, is sodium chloride. In fact, the U.S.