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7 Historical Bans on Smoking

Ethan Trex

Opposition to smoking has been around almost as long as smoking itself, and some of the historical measures to curb lighting up might surprise you.

The Vintage Map for Your Next All-American Road Trip

Michele Debczak

A glimpse at how road trips were planned in the pre-Internet age.

The Missing Links: How to Avoid Poisoning Your Dog

Colin Patrick

The People of Texel Island are Professional Beachcombers

Anna Green

If you’ve ever tossed a message in a bottle into the ocean from anywhere in Northern Europe, it’s likely it ended up on Texel Island.

10 Names the Seven Dwarves Could Have Had

Stacy Conradt

There have been numerous jokes over the years as to what Snow White's sidekicks should have been named, but these were really options!

Longer Jellyfish Stingers Inflict More Pain, Study Says

Shaunacy Ferro

The deeper the sting, the more intense the pain.

What's That Ghost in the Background in 'Three Men and a Baby'?

Mental Floss UK

The truth is out there.

10 Handy Uses for Dryer Sheets

Shaunacy Ferro

They're not just for softening your shirts.

This App Tells You the Best Time to Shoot Outdoor Photos

Shaunacy Ferro

Never miss magic hour again.

Meet the Woman Who Discovered the Composition of the Stars

Caitlin Schneider

When she first finished her revolutionary thesis, Payne was told that the results were "clearly impossible."

Lily Dale, the Town That Speaks to the Dead

Bess Lovejoy

This little town in upstate New York has stayed true to its spiritualist roots.

World's Oldest Wombat Is Single And Ready To Mingle

Hannah Keyser

Patrick, a 30-year-old wombat, celebrates his birthday in style and hopes for companionship in the years to come.

5 Things You Should Know About Robert Todd Lincoln

Ethan Trex

While he didn't make quite the mark on history that his father did, Robert Lincoln had a pretty interesting life.

Dung Beetles Use the Milky Way for Navigation

Michele Debczak

The dung beetle has nature's smartest GPS.

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