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11 Fascinating Animals to Visit on Kangaroo Island

Jessanne Collins

When British explorers happened upon Kangaroo Island—a Puerto Rico-sized drop of land south of what today is the city of Adelaide—the animals took them by surprise.

Can You Really Be Left Brained or Right Brained?

Lucas Reilly

The brain, of course, is split into two hemispheres. But is there such a thing as being right-brained or left-brained?

5 Questions: Lost in Space

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10 Great Scientists Who Were Also Jocks

Mark Mancini

Brain and brawn have never been enemies; in fact, some of the most gifted scientists of all time were also dedicated athletes.

11 Images from the American Museum of Natural History's Archives

Erin McCarthy

New York City's American Museum of Natural History recently launched an online image database, Digital Special Collections, which features more than 7000 images from the institution's histor

The Missing Links: Frozen + Thriller

Colin Patrick

9 People Who Just Did It Anyway

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What is Pine Tar Used for Outside of Baseball?

Hannah Keyser

When it's not slathered on the skin of Major League pitchers, what's the point of pine tar?

Extreme Engineering: A One Way Mission to Mars

David W Brown

In this series, Mental Floss will examine the engineering problems associated with humanity’s most extreme endeavors, from mining asteroids to colonizing the ocean, and explain how engineers plan to s

How to Be Entertaining: 10 Simple Instructions from 1904

Adrienne Crezo

Being the life of the party was hard in the early 20th century. Here are 10 tips directly from 1904 to help the uninteresting.

What Virtual Reality Looked Like in 1992

Chris Higgins

The objects were blocky, but the hair was silky-smooth.

Morning Cup of Links: Birth of a Giant Iceberg

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Where Does the Phrase “Hat-Trick” Come From?

Sean Hutchinson

The puck recently dropped for the 2014 NHL playoffs, pitting the best North American clubs against each other for the chance to raise Lord Stanley’s coveted Cup.

5 Questions: That's "All"

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21 Wonderful Words for Wind

Arika Okrent

In case you want to get a little more specific.