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15 Computer Sounds That Will Take You Back to the '90s

Chris Higgins

Modems screeching, ham(p)sters dancing, floppies grinding, AIM buddies leaving, ICQ messages coming in....

14 Fascinating Facts About 'Sling Blade'

Roger Cormier

John Ritter's backstory for his gay convenience store manger involved the 'Happy Days' gang.

This Visual Prosthetic Helps the Blind See Again

Jordan Rosenfeld

New visual prostheses can help people with progressive retinal degeneration restore visual signals to their brain.

17 Electric Facts About 'MTV Unplugged'

Roger Cormier

The atmosphere behind the scenes of MTV's acoustic phenomenon wasn't as mellow as the intimate performances suggest.

The Time Ohio and Michigan Almost Went to War

Rob Lammle

Ohio State vs. Michigan is one of the best rivalries in sports. But two centuries ago, the states were ready to go to war for real.

Amazon Is Still Running Great Deals This Weekend

Smart Shopping Team

From the Smart Shopping Team...

10 Gloriously Geeky Quilts

Miss Cellania

Which fandom do you prefer to sleep under?

Where Your Favorite British TV Shows Take Place, Mapped

Shaunacy Ferro

Where exactly is 'The Office' set? Now you know.

On This Day in 1948, the First Polaroid Camera Was Sold

Chris Higgins

It would cost $900 in today's dollars.

Why Nathaniel Hawthorne’s Daughter Might Become a Saint

Suzanne Raga

In her forties, she rededicated her life to working with the poor and very sick.

The 12 Most Interesting Comics of November

Rich Barrett

The Publicity Stunt That Convinced People Elevators Were Safe

Stacy Conradt

In 1854, thousands of New Yorkers watched an inventor appear to almost plummet to his death.

Duke Students Have Developed a Robotic Nursing Assistant

Rudie Obias

The Tele-Robotic Intelligent Nursing Assistant, or TRINA, was designed to aid healthcare workers in high-risk environments.

20 Random Facts About Shopping

mentalfloss.com

Will NASA Be Able to Stop a Real-Life 'Armageddon'?

David W Brown

First we find it. Then we try to move it. And if that doesn't work, we blow it up.

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