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Party at the White House! The Time the Roosevelts Threw a Toga Party

Caitlin Schneider

Presidents throw themed parties just like the rest of us—only with better costumes.

Developers Are Working On an App That Gets Kids to Eat Their Vegetables

Anna Green

Eat your greens and earn mobile game points.

In a Small Alaskan Town, Public Transit Barely Exists and Everyone Travels in Cabs

Hannah Keyser

In a tiny town in Alaska, taxis have all but replaced personal cars.

Waffle House Says It's Sold 1 Billion Waffles in 60 Years

Kirstin Fawcett

That's a staggering 16,666,667 waffles per year.

Intensely Elaborate Papercraft From Mumbai That Will Brighten Up Your Desk

Rebecca OConnell

Sky Goodies provides paper art that you can fold into fun creations.

This Online Tool Shows You the True Size of Any Country

Michele Debczak

If you're still confused about which maps to trust, this tool will put things into perspective

13 Fascinating Facts About ‘The Thing’

James L Menzies

It took a while for audiences to warm up to John Carpenter's now-classic horror flick.

Why is the Sky Blue?

Jen Pinkowski

Kids ask a lot of questions. mental_floss has answers. Here's the next story in WHY?, our new science-based series for kids (and parents!).

This Robot Assassin Delivers Lethal Injections to Reef-Eating Starfish

Michele Debczak

Meet the Terminator of the Great Barrier Reef.

The Time Archaeologists Threw a Giant Party to Prove a Theory

Anna Green

In a recent "experimental archaeology" project, archaeologists partied like it was the Stone Age.

10 Star-Crossed Facts About 'West Side Story'

Mark Mancini

After this daring musical made its Big Apple debut in September 1957, critics reacted as if an atomic bomb had gone off over Manhattan.

The Missing Links: Recapping Colbert

Colin Patrick

What Were We Thinking? The Top 10 Most Dangerous Ads

While some faulty campaigns were merely the victims of evolving scientific knowledge, many blatantly ignored facts.

The World's Largest Hammock Is in New Jersey and It's Gigantic

Caitlin Schneider

The Garden State hammock can hold you, and about 170 of your friends.