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7 People Who Broke Into Prison

Jake Rossen

mental_floss Magazine is Seeking an Editorial Fellow

We’re a small, hard-working, fun-having team and you’ll be an integral part of it all from your first day.

A Deep Dive on the Beach Scene in 'Jaws'

Chris Higgins

You're gonna need a bigger beachball.

11 Essential Talking Points on 'NBA Jam'

Nick Greene

Here are some little-known facts about the game that had you and all your friends screaming "Boomshakalaka!" until the arcade closed.

The Giant Malaria Screen that Never Was

Emily Mullin

In the 1800s, a physician concocted an oddball plan for a colossal mosquito net meant to protect the city of Washington, D.C. from malaria.

How Maxwell House Became a Passover Staple

the mag

As Maxwell House stormed into American coffeepots in the early 1920s, the company ran into a stubborn subset of holdouts.

16 Totally Awesome Facts About 'Point Break'

Sean Hutchinson

Before you ride that last wave during the 50-year storm, see if you know everything about Point Break. As always, vaya con dios.

The Time Hank Aaron’s Bodyguard Didn’t Shoot

Hannah Keyser

11 Great Moments of Foreshadowing in 'Arrested Development'

Andrew Holderfield

Fans of the show have spent years digging out jokes buried in the background, beneath the narration, within the soundtrack, and everywhere in between.

10 Terms from 'Twin Peaks,' Explained

Angela Tung

What Happened to the Venus De Milo's Arms?

Stacy Conradt

10 Fascinating, Furry Facts About Meerkats

Hannah Keyser

Watch This Mesmerizing Pack Planter Robot Transplant Pansies

Rebecca OConnell

Baseball's First Rules

Hannah Keyser

Inside a Nuclear Plant

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