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12 Secrets of Greeting Card Designers

Jake Rossen

There's a reason they don't like using faces.

Clever Strainer Gets Rid of Food Debris Without You Having to Touch It

Rebecca OConnell


Morning Cup of Links: No Stairway! Denied!

Miss Cellania

Great links for great websurfers!

This Ship Did Not Throw Away Its Shot

Mental Floss Studios

In 1784, a small Dutch ship called the Dolfijn discovered that you can accomplish a lot with a single shot—even if you are outgunned and outmanned.

'Netflix Cheating' Is Common—And It's On The Rise

Kirstin Fawcett

Affairs aren't always physical. Sometimes, they involve a remote control.

11 Weapons That Won World War II

Jay Serafino

Whether through the skies or on the ground, these weapons helped the Allies win World War II.

5 Questions: Spilled "Milk"

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Everyone on Earth Could Live in a Single Building—In Theory

Shaunacy Ferro

It would need to be 4400 feet tall, though.

The Romantic Reason Ulysses S. Grant Didn’t Want His Wife to Get Cosmetic Surgery

Nick Greene

When her husband was elected president, Julia Grant considered having cosmetic surgery—but Ulysses urged her not to. Here's why.

5 Times Scientists Played Animal Matchmakers

Kate Horowitz

Sometimes Cupid needs a little push.

Robert Smalls: The Slave Who Stole a Confederate Warship and Became a Congressman

Lucas Reilly

To save his family, Robert Smalls had to do something drastic. His bravery made him a folk hero.

Can You Spot the Heart Among These Snails?

Jennifer M Wood

Focus your eyes ...

New Zealand KFC Hands Out Valentine's Day Bouquets of Fried Chicken

Kirstin Fawcett

Because nothing says “I love you” like a bouquet of chicken.

Time of Day and Age May Influence Coffee's Impact on Memory

Jordan Rosenfeld

What's your "non-optimal time"? That's when coffee may give you the biggest boost.

12 Things You Might Not Know About Organ Donation

Jeff Wells

Only three in 1000 deaths are eligible for organ donation, though nearly 120,000 people are currently on transplant waiting lists.