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10 Mighty Facts About Great Danes

Rebecca OConnell

Great Danes are known for casting a shadow over most other dogs—and small children. Learn more about what makes this colossal canine tick.

Tarrare, the Greatest Glutton of All Time

Bess Lovejoy

Meet Vincent Van Gogh's Brother, Vincent Van Gogh

Stacy Conradt

The elder Vincent had a profound influence on his artist brother—despite the fact that the two never met.

How Do Anthills Survive the Rain?

Rebecca OConnell

The ant fortresses you find on your lawn have a number of defenses.

The Man Who Built Suburbia

Jake Rossen

By building 36 homes a day, William Levitt made a fortune—and reinvented American domestic life.

17 Fun Facts About ‘Fraggle Rock’

Jennifer M Wood

Dance your cares away.

Morning Cup of Links: From Short to Feature Film

Miss Cellania

Cool links to get your week started right!

10 Genius Acts of Awesomeness

Jeff Wilser the mag

Making the world a better place can be tough. But as these tenaciously altruistic moves prove, sometimes all you need is a great idea.

A Light Powered by Salt Water

Rebecca OConnell

Rural communities in the Philippines will no longer have to depend on kerosene and candles to illuminate their homes at night.

An Interactive Guide to Literary Road Trips Across America

Hannah Keyser

Check out a map that tracks 12 classic America books featuring road trips across the country.

The Subtle Genius of Minionese

Arika Okrent

9 Rare and Expensive Types of VHS Tapes

Janet Burns

The One Disney Song That's Copyright Free

Mental Floss UK

Arguably Disney's most-performed song earns the company not a single penny.

Little People, Big Fun: A Brief History of Fisher-Price Little People

Rob Lammle

Chances are, you've played with Fisher-Price's classic Little People toys at some point.

14 Things You Might Not Know About ‘Aliens’

Eric D Snider

In space, no one can hear you scream (not even the second time around).

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