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The Secret Code Hiding in 'A Series of Unfortunate Events'

Mental Floss Studios

As Lemony Snicket fans know, the fictional author is fond of hiding secret messages throughout his books. Is there a code lurking within the new Netflix series, too?

How Many Combinations Are Possible Using 6 LEGO Bricks?

Chris Higgins

Running the computer program to calculate it took a week.

The Origins of Charles Darwin’s Strangest Discoveries

Anna Green

New studies revelead the identity of some of Darwin's discoveries—the descriptions of which have long baffled scientists

10 Weird Planetary Phenomena Discovered by Amateur Astronomers

David W Brown

Some seriously stellar discoveries have been made by at-home stargazers.

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15 Prized Facts About 'Best in Show'

Roger Cormier

Eugene Levy wasn't sure how to make a dog show funny. He and Christopher Guest clearly figured it out.

Why Do Some Sections of Sidewalk Have Bumps?

Michele Debczak

For some pedestrians, they're essential to getting around.

New Documentary Follows South Africa's All-Female Anti-Poaching Unit

Kirstin Fawcett

The Black Mambas spend their days patrolling the country’s Balule Nature Reserve, protecting rhinos and other endangered species.

Can You Solve the Passcode Riddle?

Chris Higgins

You need to figure out three numbers based on a handful of clues. If you fail, you'll be eaten by mutant salamanders.

Infographic: How Do We Show Our Pets Love?

Rebecca OConnell

One finding: 84 percent of participants admitted they show more affection to their pet than their partner.

Watch the Nicholas Brothers Tap Dance to Glenn Miller

Chris Higgins

75 years ago this week, Miller earned the very first Gold Record.

The Most Popular Rom-Com in Each State

Shaunacy Ferro

The United States of Meet-Cutes.

Why Boredom is Great For You

Mental Floss Studios

You're bored? Congratulations! That's great news. Here's why.

Science Explains Why Your Lab Is Always Hungry

Kate Horowitz

A gene variant associated with appetite and obesity has been found in several Labrador retriever breeds.

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