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Morning Cup of Links: Stuff in Space

Miss Cellania

Here, have some wonderful links!

The True Story Behind Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum

Mental Floss Studios

Wax sculptor Marie Tussaud's history is just as gruesome as the Chamber of Horrors in her London wax museum.

Introducing The Beast, a 839-Foot Inflatable Obstacle Course for Adults

Kirstin Fawcett

Just think of it as the upgraded bounce house of your childhood dreams.

24 Surprising Facts About 'Love Actually'

Kristy Puchko

2. Four plot lines were cut from the film.

5 Questions: It's Yiddish to Me

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Drivers in Iceland are Being Pulled Over for Being Distracted by the Northern Lights

Shaunacy Ferro

Distracted driving is still dangerous, even if the view is great.

Surprising Viking Boat Burial Found in Scotland

Megan Gannon

Such ships have previously been unearthed across Scandinavia, but recently, archaeologists report the first discovery of a rich Viking boat burial on the UK mainland.

15 Gripping Facts About Galileo

Dan Falk

2. Galileo probably never dropped anything off the Tower of Pisa.

Pope Francis Used to Work at ... a Nightclub?!

Mental Floss Studios

Back when he was still just Jorge Mario Bergoglio, the Pope had to make ends meet just like the rest of us.

8 Tips for Speaking Persuasively and Getting What You Want

Danielle Braff

The average audience will only listen for 1.5 minutes. This is how to grab and keep their attention.

UK Design Firm Puts a New Spin on Your Favorite Childhood Games

Shaunacy Ferro

Rock-paper-scissors is looking a lot more sophisticated these days.

Wanted: Information Regarding a German Zoo’s Stolen Penguin

Michele Debczak

Penguin "number 53" mysteriously disappeared from its enclosure on Saturday.

For Years, The Founder of Little Caesars Paid Rent For Rosa Parks

Shaunacy Ferro

Mike Illitch quietly paid for the apartment of the civil rights icon for more than a decade.

How a Robotic Exoskeleton Is Helping a Paralyzed Acrobat Walk Again

Jen Pinkowski

Last year, former circus performer Silke Pan began doing something she never thought would be possible again: walk.

What Are Those White Marks on Your Fingernails?

Stacy Conradt

Those white spots you sometimes get on your fingernails? Totally normal. Usually.