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The Missing Links: The Coolest Grandpa Ever

Colin Patrick

The Search for Baltimore’s Next Poe Toaster

Michele Debczak

As in the local tradition, not the kitchen appliance.

At What Ages Do Women First Have Kids in Each State?

Caitlin Schneider

Four decades of data show that women across the United States are waiting longer and longer to have kids.

'Hamilton' Uses Hip-Hop to Fit More Than 20,000 Words Into 2.5 Hours

Michele Debczak

The new show may possibly be the fastest-paced Broadway musical ever.

11 of the Fiercest Real-Life Pirates and the Seas They Ruled

Despite what some cartoons and amusement park rides may have led you to believe, pirates were generally not a charming lot.

Yale Releases 170,000 Images From the 1930s and 1940s

Shaunacy Ferro

Images from the United States Farm Security Administration and Office of War Information show what life was like during the Depression.

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

The weirdest news stories of hte week.

Time for Some Mental Hygiene: It's the mental_floss Weekly Puzzle

This week, it's up to you to figure out how a tourist can navigate a fork in the road—even when he can't trust the person giving him directions.

Prison Debate Team Victorious Over Harvard Champs

The Week

Live From the White House: The First-Ever Televised Presidential Speech

Stacy Conradt

Harry Truman decided to take advantage of an exciting new medium back in October 1947.

8 Edible Plants With Potentially Deadly Doppelgängers

Janet Burns

The difference between delicious and deadly can be deviously small.

Quirky Crosswalks Take Over London

Shaunacy Ferro

The London Design Festival brought creativity to crossing the street.

Mayo Clinic Builds Fake Office to Study Indoor Health

Anna Green

It looks like a normal office, but it's outfitted with hidden sensors.

Poop-Like Plant Tricks Dung Beetles Into Burying Its Seeds

Kate Horowitz

Looking like crap isn’t always a bad thing.

Nobel Prize in Chemistry Awarded for DNA Repair Research

Kate Horowitz

The prize was awarded to biochemists Tomas Lindahl, Aziz Sancar, and Paul Modrich for their mechanistic studies of cell repair.