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5 Forgotten Fairy Tales From the Brothers Grimm

Linda Rodriguez McRobbie

Here are some of the more bizarre Grimm tales that didn’t quite merit the Disney treatment.

Why Are the Academy Awards Statuettes Called "Oscars"?

Daven Hiskey

The Highly Unusual Funeral of Lee Harvey Oswald

Jake Rossen

Fearing attacks on his corpse, the Secret Service guarded Lee Harvey Oswald well into the afterlife.

Show & Tell: A Mysterious Mah-Jongg Tile From New York's Past

Erin Blakemore

Unearthed from a more than century-old building, the tile has a tale to tell about the waves of immigration in New York.

10 Workout Tips From a 14th Century Knight

Jeff Wells

This rigorous workout combines cardio with strength training—like a medieval CrossFit.

Wikipedia Bots Wage Editing Wars That Last for Years

Michele Debczak

The site's most relentless editors are computer algorithms.

Why Is Bacon Sometimes Green?

Mental Floss UK

It looks like something out of a sci-fi movie, but it's perfectly normal.

Scientists Have Discovered Four New (Very Tiny) Night Frogs

Kate Horowitz

Seven new frog species were discovered in all.

10 Smart and Fun Accessories That Help You Make the Most of Your Phone

Erin McCarthy

Your smartphone is a communicator, computer, and camera in one, but a wide variety of accessories can help you get even more out of your phone. Here are a few of them.

Change Your Passwords: A Massive Web Leak Has Occurred

Kirstin Fawcett

A tiny bug in its code caused Cloudflare to experience a serious memory leak.

You Can Binge-Watch This Year's Oscar Frontrunners on Virgin Atlantic Flights

Kirstin Fawcett

Missed 'Moonlight'? Didn’t see 'La La Land'? The airline's got you covered.

Amazon Is Running Terrific Friday Deals You Need to See

Smart Shopping Team

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Millennials Aren’t Job-Hopping—And It’s Costing Them

Michele Debczak

Despite the myth, millennial employees are loyal to a fault.

8 Restaurant Treats Made with Girl Scout Cookies

Miss Cellania

Talented chefs from all over take the opportunity to devise treats made with Girl Scout Cookies.

Lose Yourself in Artist Yayoi Kusama’s 'Infinity Mirrors'

Kate Horowitz

The world-famous exhibition opens this weekend at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C.