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Coffee or Tea?

Jason English

Are you in a coffee country or a tea country?

How the Winston-Salem Dash Got Their Name

Hannah Keyser

Through Opening Day, we'll be looking at the stories behind the greatest team names in Minor League Baseball.

The Missing Links: Odd Old Ads

Colin Patrick

All You Need To Know To Get Caught Up On X-Men Comics

Rich Barrett

Want to know all the important stuff you've missed in the last decade or so of X-Men comics?

5 Facts We Bet You Didn't Know About Antarctica [Sponsored by Air New Zealand]

Strange States: Louisiana's Macabre St. Roch Chapel

Rob Lammle

This time we head to the mouth of the Mississippi River—Louisiana—to explore one of the more bizarre, yet moving signs of faith in New Orleans.

18 Famous Literary First Lines Perfectly Paired With Rap Lyrics

Arika Okrent

We entered a bunch of famous first lines from literature and asked RapPad to give us back some gems.

Morning Cup of Links: Police Academy Turns 30

Miss Cellania

How to Position Yourself for an X-Ray in 1910

Erin McCarthy

Pretty often, when we're searching for images for mental_floss stories, we'll come upon a photo that's weird and delightful—something that makes us want to know more.

5 Questions: March "Mad"ness

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12 Ice Cream Secrets From Ben & Jerry's Flavor Gurus

Jennifer M Wood the mag

Including the one flavor they'll never make.

The Secrets Issue is On Sale Now!

Jessanne Collins

“Watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you,” Roald Dahl wrote, “because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places.” He was a wartime spy–turned author who wrote ab

Weekend Links: Manhole Cover Art

Roma Panganiban

Two More Casualties of World War I in Belgium

Erik Sass

The Great War never really ended, in the sense that there are probably hundreds if not thousands of tons of unexploded munitions buried across Europe.

Are You Smarter Than an Eighth Grader? 1912 Edition

Lucas Reilly

Travel back to 1912 and pretend this is your exit exam to the real world.