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How an Old Bird Poop Law Can Help You Claim an Island

Mark Mancini

First things first: You'll need to make sure the island you're interested in is covered in fecal matter.

When Stonehenge Was Privately Owned

Stacy Conradt

Most people take for granted that the historic site is priceless. But Sir Cecil Chubb wasn't most people.

This Man Had the Longest Birthday Ever

Mental Floss UK

A German man figured out a way to make his birthday last for 46 hours.

Minnesota's Take On 'Duck, Duck, Goose'

Stacy Conradt

Kids raised in the North Star State play a different version of the classic schoolyard game.

13 Old Time Facts About 'Risky Business'

Garin Pirnia

On August 5, 1983, Tom Cruise—wearing Ray-Bans and his skivvies—slid his way into pop culture history.

What Is It Like To Be Invisible?

Bess Lovejoy the mag

Discover the surprising (and very real) benefit of feeling like you're going unseen.

Re-Experience Bill Murray Movies With This Scratch-and-Sniff Book

Rebecca OConnell

College Professor Discovers Tape of Martin Luther King Jr.'s First "I Have A Dream" Speech

Hannah Keyser

The recording spent the past five decades buried in a box in a local library.

5 Questions: Everyone Knows It's "Wind"y

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One Day, This Smart Mirror May Be Able to Read Your Health Signs

Caroline Weinberg

It's still a prototype, but the Wize Mirror could one day assess your cardiometabolic risk factors and deliver personalized health recommendations.

7 Sneaky Subliminal Messages Hidden in Ads

Jake Rossen

Does subliminal advertising really work? It got attention for these companies.

Beijing's Olympic Park Is Now Full of Tiny, Technicolor Food Stalls

From our friends at Atlas Obscura.

8 War Heroes That Were Real Animals

Miss Cellania

War heroes comes in all shapes and sizes—and species.

Sorry, But the Universe Is Slowly Dying

Hannah Keyser

The current energy output across more than 200,000 galaxies is only about half as strong as it was 2 billion years ago.

15 Things You Might Not Know About 'Beetlejuice'

Kristy Puchko

Winona Ryder swears that Tim Burton's undead cult classic is about to be resurrected.