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15 Words With Origins So Obvious You Never Noticed Them

John Kelly

The origins of these words are hiding right under your nose.

Watch Technologists Get Excited About CDs in 1982

Chris Higgins

"There's no needle...that information is being read by a laser light!"

Eat Like a Commander-in-Chief: 15 President-Approved Recipes

Erin McCarthy

'The Presidents’ Cookbook' includes not just recipes, but everything you could ever want to know about how chief executives up to Lyndon B. Johnson entertained.

12 Favorite Haunts of the Founding Fathers You Can Still Visit Today

Stephanie Vermillion

Grab a beer at Philadelphia's City Tavern, just like George Washington.

Help Digitize History by Transcribing World War I-Era Love Letters

Michele Debczak

Postcards, poems, and song lyrics are waiting to be transcribed.

Beautiful Portraits from Ellis Island

Mental Floss Studios

Augustus Sherman spent more than two decades photographing the immigrants he saw every day during his duties as a registry clerk at Ellis Island.

How Many Ways Can You Sort a Deck of Cards?

Chris Higgins

More ways than there are atoms on Earth. But why?

This Week's Best Amazon Deals You Can Still Get

Smart Shopping Team

From the Smart Shopping Team...

'Spy in the Wild' Blooper Reel Features Adorable Filming Fails

Kirstin Fawcett

Nature is unpredictable, and occasionally funny.

Name the First Word of Each Song Title

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Can You Solve the Frog Riddle?

Chris Higgins

You have to lick a frog in order to survive. But WHICH frog?

The Entire Cast of 'South Park,' Categorized

Rebecca OConnell

All the characters are grouped by family, origin, or other defining features.

Time to Zelebrate: Zima is Making a Comeback!

Jennifer M Wood

The ‘90s libation, and longtime punch line, is coming back to liquor stores.

12 Stunning Works of Art Made from LEGO Bricks

In "The Art of the Brick," now open in Portland, Oregon, artist Nathan Sawaya builds masterpieces.

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