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The White House Gift Guide: 13 Unique Presidential Gifts

Scott Allen

What do you get the Commander-in-Chief who has everything? Let's look back at some of the more interesting gifts presidents have received. 1. George W. Bush: Raw

The History of Aquatic Warfare

Colin Patrick

There was a time when water fights were much more civil.

Brain Game: Room 222

In each entry below, the number 2 stands for a two-letter sequence that repeats in each word. Here's an example: T2Z2I2 In this sample, the 2 represents AN, and so T2Z2I2 equals TANZANIAN.

Name the Seven Deadly Sins

15 Pieces of Classical Music That Showed Up in 'Looney Tunes'

Mark Mancini

Pick the Borders of Russia Without Getting One Wrong

Morning Cup of Links: Roman Candles

Miss Cellania

10 Notorious Criminals Proven Innocent After Execution.

13 Things You Might Not Know About Costco

Jake Rossen

Brad Pitt is not a satisfied customer.

Where Are They Now? 8 Things That Terrified Us in the '90s

Matt Soniak

Remember how scared we were of satanic cults, Y2K, and nuclear war? (Okay, we're still scared of nuclear war.)

Pick the 10 Largest Countries in North America, By Area

The Number of the Day: $34.95

Will Treece

A small can of uranium ore goes for $34.95 on Amazon. Related Fact: Customers who bought this item also bought The Making of the Atomic Bomb, Forbidden Lego: Build the Models Your Parents Warned Yo

Our Youngest Reader

Jason English

Say hello to our new spokesbaby, Lydia Louise Conradt! You can see what other baby paraphernalia she's endorsing in the kids section of the mental_floss

The Late Movies: Waterslide Wipeouts

Erica Palan

Hanging out at the water park is a great way to beat the heat as the summer's temperatures rise, but take a lesson from the folks in these videos: It's not always as easy at it looks.

The Quick 10: 10 More Before-They-Were-Famous Commercials

Stacy Conradt

Since Tina Fey's 1995 commercial for Mutual Savings Bank has recently surfaced, I thought it would be a good time to revisit a few other commercials celebrities made before they were big names.

Essential Knowledge About Graboids (Landsharks)

Chris Higgins

Graboids are the fictional creatures featured in the movie Tremors (and its many sequels).

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