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Morning Cup of Links: Filmmaking in the Rainforest

Miss Cellania

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The Man Who Tunneled Through a Mountain Just to Help His Neighbors

Mental Floss Studios

One person really can make a difference, but sometimes it takes 22 years of grueling work.

5 Questions: "Bon"nets

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California Moves to Turn Freeway Traffic Into Electricity

Shaunacy Ferro

Gridlock could be turned into something useful.

10 Incredible Facts About the Placenta

Lorraine Boissoneault

Everything you wanted to know about this mysterious but mighty transient organ.

The Cheapest Toll Ever Paid At the Panama Canal

Mental Floss Studios

It's a record that will likely never be broken.

12 Off-the-Wall Job Interview Questions and What They Mean

Shaunacy Ferro

Why does an employer want to know why you'd want to fight a horse-sized duck?

14 Things You Might Not Know About 'Carmen Sandiego'

Lilit Marcus

No guessing—or geography knowledge—required.

Snapchat World Lenses Are the Next Step in Augmented Reality

Michele Debczak

"World Lenses" behave like objects in the real world.

Look Up! A Huge Asteroid Is Whizzing Past Earth This Week

Kate Horowitz

The 2000-foot space rock should be visible with a small optical telescope the night of April 19.

IKEA May Be Launching Stand-Alone Cafes

Shaunacy Ferro

No longer must you trek to the furniture warehouse for a great Swedish meatball.

8 Animals That Have Been Imprisoned or Arrested

Kirstin Fawcett

These critters are proof that crime can sometimes be cuddly.

Researchers Discover New Species of Giant Spider

Jake Rossen

They knew they were on to something when they found a "giant" exoskeleton in a Mexico cave.

Let Steve Martin Teach You How to Be Funny

Michele Debczak

The actor/writer/comedian can add "professor" to his resume.