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9 Women Who Helped Win the American Revolution

Kyla Cathey

Women played vital roles in the Revolution, serving as soldiers, raising morale, and even spying on the enemy.

This 3D-Printed Bionic Hand Could Change the Future of Prosthetics

Michele Debczak

These prosthetics use state-of-the-art technology at a fraction of the regular cost.

Tom Hanks Movie Quote Quiz

Match the quote to the movie.

Rare 'Vampire' Squirrel Caught on Video for the First Time

Michele Debczak

The rodent holds the record for fluffiest tail in the animal kingdom.

Each State's Most Distinct Slang Word

Rebecca OConnell

Great map from Matthew J.X. Malady of Slate.

Watch Motor Neurons Light Up as a Mouse Walks

Shaunacy Ferro

See what's happening in the spine during physical movement.

15 Microprints Hiding in United States Currency

Caitlin Schneider

Psst: Your money is trying to tell you something.

The Time Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Delayed a Guns N’ Roses Concert

Mental Floss UK

Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello, and Michelangelo repopularized karate, raised awareness about environmental issues, and had a strange hold over Axl Rose.

Scientist Uses Vegemite to Conduct Electricity

Erin McCarthy

The yeast-extract spread contains ions and water, which makes it a good conductor of electricity.

Sleep Through this Piece of Classical Music—It’s What the Composer Wants

Caitlin Schneider

Composer Max Richter has written an eight-hour lullaby called "Sleep," which will be enjoyed from beds during its debut performance.

Ecto Cooler: Its Shady Past and Mysterious Disappearance

The fact that it was marketed as orange/tangerine-flavored, yet was fluorescent green in color, isn’t even the strangest thing about it.

17 Wonderful (and Not-So-Wonderful) Facts About 'The Wizard of Oz'

Sarene Leeds

Take a peek behind the curtain.

What’s the Difference Between Dark Matter and Dark Energy?

Mark Strauss the mag

Differentiating the most indefinable and mysterious things in our entire universe.

How Hospitality and Some Tulips Brought Canada and the Netherlands Together

Hayley Harding

This May Be One of the Earliest Koranic Texts in the World

Jen Pinkowski

Researchers say they've discovered one of the oldest Koranic texts in the world.

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