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When Chuck Berry Became a Beach Boy

Ethan Trex

If you think the wholesale pilfering of songs began when Vanilla Ice swiped the bass line from David Bowie and Queen’s song “Under Pressure” for “Ice, Ice Baby,” think again.

The Strange Reason Snuggies Have Been Spending So Much Time in Court

Mental Floss Studios

Are Snuggies garments or blankets? Turns out the U.S. Court of International Trade has a strong opinion about that.

Watch Ultra-Closeup Video of Sweat Glands on Fingertips

Chris Higgins

Yes, even your fingertips are sweaty.

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This Kinetic Sculpture Plays Rock Music Using Actual Rocks

Kirstin Fawcett

Listen to it play The Beatles' "Here Comes the Sun."

On This Day in 1957, Elvis Bought Graceland

Chris Higgins

He bought the mansion for his parents to live in.

Throw Back Drinks With This Retro 'Zelda' Cartridge

Rebecca OConnell

For drinking potions on the go.

WWI Centennial: The End of the Romanov Dynasty

Erik Sass

Erik Sass is covering the events of the war exactly 100 years after they happened. This is the 270th installment in the series.

Why Do Cans of Diet Coke Float While Regular Coke Sinks?

Chris Higgins

Spoiler alert: It involves sugar.

When the Queen Altered the Changing of the Guard

Mental Floss Studios

The Changing of the Guard ceremony at Buckingham Palace very rarely deviates from long-standing rituals, but when they do, it's a powerful message.

18 Mummies From Peru and Egypt Come to the American Museum of Natural History

Opening March 20, "Mummies" lets visitors peer inside remains thousands of years old—all without disturbing or unwrapping them.

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Grover Cleveland’s Deadly Secret

the mag

After weighing his options, Cleveland chose surgery, under one condition: The operation had to be conducted in total secrecy.

Netflix is Testing a Button That Lets You Skip a Show's Opening Credits

Jay Serafino

Here's one way to shave a few minutes off your next binge-watch.

Have Every Retro Nintendo Game at Your Fingertips for $150

Shaunacy Ferro

Allcade's Itty Bitty collection is a plug-and-play console for almost any Nintendo video game file.