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A Brief History of the Wife Carrying World Championships

Julia Davis

EPA/MARKKU OJALA/LANDOV It’s probably the most painstaking, heart wrenching, and stress inducing test of dedication a marriage can face.

Watch People Buy Guns N' Roses CDs and Tapes at Midnight in 1991

Jason English

This is how we acquired new music in 1991. Lines at midnight! Comically oversized CD packaging! Actual stores!

The Missing Links: Fantastic Non-Fiction Names

Colin Patrick

Taking Lincoln Liberties Let’s get a few things straight about our 16th president. Abe Lincoln was never abducted by two time-traveling California teenagers for a school report.

Name the Songs on "Automatic for the People"

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R.E.M. released Automatic for the People on October 7, 1992. Paste ranked it the #7 album of the 1990s. Can you remember all 12 tracks?

Name the Songs on "Use Your Illusion II"

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Guns N' Roses released Use Your Illusion I and II on September 17, 1991. On the Billboard charts, II beat I to the top. How many songs from Use Your Illusion II can you remember in two minutes?

How the Chrysler Building Got So Tall at the Last Minute

Chris Higgins

When the Chrysler Building was completed in 1930, it was the tallest building in the world -- for 11 months.

Music History #2: "Smoke on the Water"

Bill DeMain

Editor's Note: This is the second installment of Bill DeMain's new column, where he explores the real historical events that inspired various songs.

5 Adult-Friendly Food Fights Around the World

Julia Davis

1. The Battle of

How Did Slipping on a Banana Peel Become a Comedy Staple?

Laura Turner Garrison

It is now a deadly weapon in Mario Kart and a slapstick comedy staple, but how did the banana peel gets its reputation as such a threatening object?A Danger to SocietyBefore the discovery of its comed

Brain Game: Math Square #128

Enjoy today's Monday Math Square mentalfloss.com Brain Game challenge: Place the digits 1 through 9 in the white blanks so that the mathematical equations work both across and down.

Morning Cup of Links: Awesome Namibia

Miss Cellania

The Secrets of Failure. We all make mistakes -the important part is how well we bounce back afterward. * Over half the U.S. is sweltering in a heat wave.

The Bug That Wears Its Victims Like Armor

Jill Harness

With a name like the assassin bug, you can be sure this is one tough insect.

5 Questions: "-x" Marks the Spot

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5 Pop Culture Apocalypse Scenarios and How They Might Happen

David W Brown

Since the earliest days, humankind has pondered the end of the world. We’ve imagined messianic judgment days, cataclysmic comets, hyperspace bypasses, and Mega Maids.

Weekend Links: The Best Author-On-Author Insults

Allison Keene

From James, a stunning flash mob.