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Cockroaches Love the PlayStation 4, Too

Jay Serafino

Your fancy new video game console could be prime real estate for roaches looking for a home.

The Fireball That Killed the Dinosaurs Could Help Us Find Life on Other Planets

David W Brown

The Chicxulub crater is providing new clues about how life may have begun on Earth about 4 billion years ago—and point us towards how and where we can look for life across the universe.

15 Things You Might Not Know About 'Annie Hall'

Michael Arbeiter

There’s a Zoo for Sale on Craigslist (Animals Included)

Jennifer M Wood

Are you listening, Matt Damon?

This Tiny West Virginia Town Is Bordered by Two States

Michele Debczak

Only a handful of U.S. towns share this characteristic.

What Is the Meaning Behind "420"?

Stacy Conradt

Whether or not you’re a marijuana enthusiast, you’re probably aware that April 20 is an unofficial holiday for those who are.

17 Secrets of Wedding Photographers

Danielle Braff

Don't be afraid to ask why they charge so much.

A Brief History of the High Five

Jessica Bloustein Marshall

Today is National High Five Day! Here's a look at the evolution of the celebratory hand gesture.

An 'American Gods' Coloring Book Is Coming Soon (Along With a Contest)

Rebecca OConnell

Get coloring!

Morning Cup of Links: The History of Sugar in America

Miss Cellania

Check out these links to start your day right!

The Woman Behind the 1888 PR Stunt That Helped Launch an Auto Giant

Mental Floss Studios

How a trip to mother's house introduced a famous luxury brand to the world.

A Delicious Asset: Inside Italy's Cheese Bank

Kirstin Fawcett

Wheels of parmigiano-reggiano can be worth thousands of dollars, making them a safe bet for banks looking for collateral.

5 Questions: Basket Case

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These Cookies Put a Delicious Twist on Graphic Design

Mental Floss Studios

Desserts that look like they belong in a frame, not on a plate.

Archaeologists Need Your Help to Study 100+ Graves in Philadelphia

Jen Pinkowski

With enough funding, they will analyze—and then reinter—the remains of people buried between 1707 and 1859 in a Baptist cemetery—and mental_floss will be in the lab with them.