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15 Facts About Silly Putty

Kirstin Fawcett

For 65 years, the toy has been enjoyed by children, astronauts, engineers, and artists alike.

5-Year-Olds Dig Tunnel to Escape From Preschool

Mental Floss UK

Using toy shovels, two kids in Russia escaped their preschool. Their plan? Buy a Jaguar!

15 Spicy Facts About Chili Peppers

Peppers, or members of the genus capsicum, come in all shapes, sizes, colors—and spiciness. Learn more about the varied and interesting fruit native to Central and South America.

Morning Cup of Links: Break Out the Pumpkin!

Miss Cellania

In 1995, You Could Smell Like Kermit the Frog

Rebecca OConnell Caitlin Schneider

Amphibia was dripping with froggy sex appeal.

15 Forgotten School Supplies We Should Bring Back

Though the technologies of today are undoubtedly amazing, some of the school supplies of yesteryear were also pretty fantastic.

How Scientists Use Leeches to Locate Rare Animals

Anna Green

Leeches serve as rare DNA collectors.

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15 Vintage Postcards From Around the World

Shaunacy Ferro

From Paris, France to Amarillo, Texas, here's what the world looked like to travelers in the early 1900s.

15 Scientific Tricks to Make Waiting Easier

Waiting in line is a miserable experience in most situations, but it’s a boon for social psychologists who want to study group dynamics.

The Latest Trend in Literature? Twitter Fiction

Anna Green

Creativity in 140 characters or less.

15 Interesting Things You Can Do With Capital Letters

Gretchen McCulloch

Capital letters aren't just for starting sentences. Here are 15 more interesting ways to make use of them.

WWI Centennial: Prelude to Rebellion

Erik Sass

Only 6 Percent of Americans Aced This Basic Science Survey

Michele Debczak

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This Simple Toilet Can Improve Health and Safety

Kirstin Fawcett

This cheaply mass-produced toilet to developing nations, a toilet manufacturer is helping individuals gain access to clean, sanitary, and secure bathroom facilities.