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The 'North Star' Is Actually Three Stars

Mark Mancini

It's a triple star system.

Your Favorite Scientists as Paper Dolls

Erin McCarthy

Featuring everyone from Albert Einstein and Nikola Tesla to Ada Lovelace and Alan Turing.

Looking Too Stylish Used to Be Illegal

Michele Debczak

Though only if you were poor, of course.

11 Clever Moments of Movie Foreshadowing You Might Have Missed

Rudie Obias

Pay close attention and you just may be able to predict a major movie plotline.

Why Do Fraternities and Sororities Have Greek Names?

Lucas Reilly the mag

How collegiate clubs grew up.

Meet the Animators Behind 'Sleeping Beauty'

Caitlin Schneider

"No one has things entirely his own way, but in the end, the result is better than any one of us could have acheived alone."

Why Sloths and Bats Don't Get Dizzy From Hanging Upside-Down

Janet Burns

If you've ever had a bad trip after a merry-go-round ride or a goofed handstand, you know that the disorientation that dizziness causes is nothing to be sniffed at.

10 Classrooms (Almost) Too Cool for School

Jake Rossen

Fact: Test scores improve when your teacher is dressed like a Starfleet Commander.

What English Sounds Like to Non-English Speakers

Mental Floss UK

A new short film illustrates the difficulty of understanding English if you don't understand English!

The 93-Year-Old Man Who Saved His Village With Art

Anna Green

They call him the "Rainbow Grandpa"

Mexico's Conarte Library Gets a New Dome Shaped Bookshelf You Can Sit In

Rebecca OConnell

For those who wish to be cocooned in books, there is a special book shelf in Monterrey, Mexico just for you.

Selling Shame: 40 Outrageous Vintage Ads Any Woman Would Find Offensive

The Long Road to Ramen

the mag

How a politcal symbol became a dorm-room staple

13 Offbeat Holidays You Can Celebrate In September

Hannah Keyser

Even after Labor Day has come and gone, there is still plenty to celebrate this month.

This German Website Helps Refugees Find Housing

Kirstin Fawcett

Individuals seeking asylum are matched with potential roommates so they won't have to live in a crowded camp.

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