Lepidopterophobia is a fear of butterflies.
The past six Fridays, Catholics observing Lent have skipped sirloin in favor of fish sticks. Why?
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In an alternate dimension there's a Bulls team with Kobe, Bird was a Pacer, and Jordan revived the Clippers.
There's a series of tubes.
Nobel prize-winning author Gabriel García Márquez has died at the age of 87. This profile originally appeared in mental_floss magazine in 2009.
What do people call soft drinks in your neck of the woods?
The Easter Bunny is a beloved springtime character, but look deeper and you’ll realize nobody gives away that much chocolate unless they’re hiding something.
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These letters may not have contained the responses the candidates were hoping for, but a memorable rejection is better than a cold form letter from human resources.
Whether you prefer Thin Mints or Samoas, the pint-sized entrepreneurs peddling their sweet treats are making an awful lot of dough off of our national obsession with Girl Scout cookies.
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