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The 8 Queen Problem

Chris Higgins

Two Artists Bring James Bond's Meals to Life

Abbey Stone

Ian Fleming's lavish food descriptions have been largely ignored in adaptations—until now.

How Women in the 18th Century Got Those Sky-High Hairdos

Beth Anne Macaluso

Who needs hairspray (or a wig, for that matter) when you've got powder and animal fat?

Spain’s “Solidarity Fridge” Gives New Life to Leftovers

Roma Panganiban

The Cost of "Act of God" Disasters

Chris Higgins

Here's what the polar vortex, wildfires, hail, and floods cost us.

15 Unforgettable Facts About ‘Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind’

Eric D Snider

Forget everything you thought you knew about this mind-bending romantic dramedy.

Watch 24 Hours of Nonstop Sunlight in Antarctica

Caitlin Schneider

For four months every year, the sun never sets.

10 Misconceptions About Things That Kill You

Alvin Ward

You may want to get your facts straight. You know, just in case.

4 Artists Who Bring 3D Paintings to Life

Mia Nakaji Monnier

These 4 artists go beyond simple two-point perspective to create three-dimensional effects with resin.

4 Healthy Reasons to Sleep on Your Side

Jen Karetnick

Curl up on your side and use pillows keep your spine aligned.

The Faces Behind 7 Famous Voices

Stacy Conradt

These actors preferred to be heard, not seen.

What Is Legionnaires' Disease?

Monica Beyer

The disease got its name after a 1976 outbreak among attendees of an American Legion conference.

The 1990s Video Game Console That Was Way Ahead Of Its Time

Mental Floss UK

We all could have all been playing on a Taito WoWoW.

16 Little Words and Phrases for Describing Small Amounts

Mark Peters

When we’re looking to describe an amount that’s teensy-weensy, the words aren’t precise, but they are folksy and charming.

10 Cheertastic Terms from 'Bring It On'

Angela Tung

Ready? OK! Bring It On cheered into theaters 15 years ago this month.

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