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THE KNOWLEDGE FEED

Companion Animals: 5 Tales of Friendship From the Animal Kingdom

Haley Sweetland Edwards

1. Bovine

Lunchtime Quiz Leftovers

Jason English

Symbolic Faces

Colin Patrick

Noma Bar is a graphic designer with a unique talent for symbolic illustration.

The Oregon County That's Not in the U.N.

Jason Plautz

There are currently 193 member states of the United Nations, including everyone from South Sudan (added just this month) to the Solomon Islands.

Celebrating Christmas with The Beatles

Eddie Deezen

Paul: "I just wanted to thank you fans.

Amazing Facts, 140 Characters at a Time

Jason English

Just your semi-regular reminder that you should be following @mental_floss on Twitter! So many more My Little Pony facts where that came

What Was Your First Move After College?

Jason English

On Fridays, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else's reply, whatever you want.

MTV News Coverage from 1995: The Internet

Chris Higgins

In this four-minute clip from 1995, the intrepid MTV News team takes on The Internet.

Message in a Bottle

Rob Lammle

When Josh Baker was 10 years old, he dumped an entire bottle of his mother’s vanilla extract down the sink. He then wrote a quick note that said, “My name is Josh Baker. I’m 10.

The Dancing Plague of 1518

David K. Israel

Perhaps the very first authentic rave, the Dancing Plague of 1518 is one of the most bizarre incidents you'll ever read about.

Brain Game: Cash Poor

TGI Free-for-all Friday!

Americanisms

Ransom Riggs

As an American, sometimes it's tough to know which commonly-used words and phrases are particular to America, and sound strange in other parts of the world.

Morning Cup of Links: The Worst Call in MLB History

Brian Abrams

After 19 innings on Tuesday night, an umpire at home plate may have made the worst call in Major League Baseball history. * I'd much prefer to see Hollywood put its CGI efforts toward big-scree

Don't "Chai" and "Tea" Both Mean the Same Thing?

Haley Sweetland Edwards

Next time you order a chai tea from your corner coffee shop, take a moment and appreciate your killer multilingual skills.

10 Reasons Alex Trebek is Awesome

Stacy Conradt

Quick, if you could pick any game show host to have on your side during a fight, who would it be? Bob Barker? C’mon. Everyone picks Bob Barker.

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