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These Ties Are Made of Spider Silk

Shaunacy Ferro

Only 50 people will get to wear them, though.

28 Weird and Wonderful Irish Words

Paul Anthony Jones

Living in a City Can Change How You View the Future

Shaunacy Ferro

People living in denser environments have a more future-oriented mindset, one study finds.

The First LOLcat Photographer

Harry Whittier Frees Harry Whittier Frees.

An Oxford Comma Helped Decide a Labor Dispute in Maine

Jay Serafino

It may seem unnecessary at times, but the Oxford comma is only here to help.

The Forgotten Uses of 8 Everyday Objects

Stacy Conradt

So that's what it's for!

The Art of Power: How Louis XIV Ruled France ... With Ballet

the mag

Instead of an iron fist, King Louis XIV ruled with his dancing shoes.

Antibiotics Raise Mortality Risk for Honeybees, Study Finds

Kate Horowitz

Scientists say the drugs routinely administered by beekeepers could be “an underappreciated factor in colony collapse.”

15 Awesome Ruth Bader Ginsburg Quotes for Her 84th Birthday

Erin McCarthy

Happy birthday RBG!

Scientists Find Physiological Markers for Depression and Schizophrenia

Kate Horowitz

People with depression produced higher-than-average levels of the hormone AVP; the reverse was true for people with schizophrenia.

11 Plants That Look Like Animals

Mental Floss UK

Some species have evolved to look like an entirely different type of living creature.

Heroic Pet Store Employee Builds ‘Wheelchair’ to Keep a Goldfish Afloat

Michele Debczak

A swim bladder disorder was keeping the fish from swimming upright.

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Smart Shopping Team

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14 Articles of Clothing Named After Places

John Kelly

Many common articles of clothing and general fashion terms have surprising geographic roots.