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Daytime Fireworks!

Chris Higgins

Not all fireworks shows happen at night.

24 Unexpected Things You'll Find on Cruise Ships

Alvin Ward

In this week's episode of mental_floss on YouTube, John Green breaks down the weirdest things you'll find on cruise ships.

Why Are The Best Competitive Eaters So Skinny?

Matt Soniak

Mostly so they don't die.

The Tiny Town That’s Home to America’s Oldest July 4th Celebration

Amy Plitt

Bristol, Rhode Island covers only about 10 miles of the country's terrain, but it's home to America's most storied Independence Day celebrations.

3 Great Moments in Presidential Debt

the mag

Properly managing one’s finances seems like it should be a prerequisite for running a country. But these U.S. leaders could have used more dead presidents in their wallets.

WWI Centennial: Terror Attacks on U.S. Capitol, J.P. Morgan

Erik Sass

The First World War was an unprecedented catastrophe that shaped our modern world. Erik Sass is covering the events of the war exactly 100 years after they happened.

10 Bony Facts About Amargasaurus

Mark Mancini

Amagarasaurus' neck has been baffling scientists for decades.

The Names of 10 Fireworks Effects

Stacy Conradt

Try to spot them this Fourth of July.

A Super Simple Hack for Falling Asleep Faster

Hannah Keyser

Sticking one foot outside the covers could help you fall asleep faster.

12 Time-Bending Words from 'Back to the Future'

Angela Tung

Thirty years ago today, Back to the Future blasted into theaters, sending one Marty McFly back 30 years himself to 1955.

Strange States: South Dakota's Wall Drug

Rob Lammle

14 Things You Might Not Know About ‘Forrest Gump’

Garin Pirnia

‘Forrest Gump’ facts are like a box of chocolates: You never know what you’re going to get.

What's the Right Way to Make a Daiquiri?

Clair McLafferty

Named for a Cuban beach, this mixture of lime, sugar, and rum is a pre-Prohibition bar staple.

15 Things You Might Not Know About 'Cat’s Cradle'

Michael Arbeiter

Get familiar with the tale behind one of Kurt Vonnegut's most beloved stories.

The Strangest 'America's Most Wanted' Capture

Dan Lewis

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