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Understanding Sleep Paralysis

Meghan Holohan

In your dreams, you’re the star of your own movie—and your subconscious often has you performing stunts that would put Tom Cruise to shame.

Was Manhattan Really Bought for $24?

Matt Soniak

One of the most persistent myths in American history is that European explorers really got one over on the Native Americans by purchasing the entire island of Manhattan—where property has averaged $10

Brain Game: Lady in Waiting

A fun presidential event will kick off later this month here at mentalfloss.com; keep your eyes peeled!

Morning Cup of Links: Singing Hipster Princesses

Miss Cellania

Unpopular teenager Whitney Kropp was selected for the homecoming court as a cruel joke. But her community gave the Carrie scenario a happy ending.

Let's Make Some Shirts!

Jason English

Over the years, you guys have come up with many of our best t-shirt ideas. Let this serve as a reminder that we're always in the market for a great idea.

The Late Movies: The Smashing Pumpkins

Matt Soniak

Some friends and I recently went on a trip to the Jersey Shore together. The drive posed a problem, since we all have very different tastes in music.

The Missing Links: The SNL Reality Show That Might Have Been

Colin Patrick

Stare At The Sun Well, not the actual one. But you won’t want to take your eyes off this video of the sun.

A Wonderfully Nerdy Marriage Proposal at the National Book Festival

Andréa Fernandes

Like most 20-somethings using social media, my Facebook newsfeed often features "Jane Doe is now engaged to John Smith" posts, with requisite thumbs-up, squeals of glee from friends, and pho

8 People Who Played Presidential Candidates in Mock Debates

Julia Davis

You’ve probably heard that Barack Obama recruited Massachusetts senator and ketchup-magnate-by-marriage John Kerry to play Mitt Romney in mock debates.

Roses Don't Smell as Sweet to Psychopaths

Meghan Holohan

FBI.gov By most accounts, Ted Bundy was handsome, charming, and intelligent. He was also violent, manipulative, amoral—and exhibited many of the hallmarks of a psychopath.

15 Offbeat Holidays You Can Celebrate in October

Laura Turner Garrison

Need a reason to celebrate this month? Look no further than the list below. October 1st: National Homemade Cookies

Triceratops vs. Torosaurus: The Dinopocalypse

Chris Higgins

So you may recall that back in 2010, Jack Horner, the famous paleontologist who partly inspired Jurassic Park, co-authored a paper arguing that the dinosaur Torosaurus didn't exist -- that in fac

The West Coast EPCOT That Never Was

Stacy Conradt

EPCOT opened 30 years ago today. Here's a look at the proposed West Coast version from a story Stacy originally posted last

Brain Game: Math Square #140

Here's a brand new mentalfloss.com Brain Game Monday Math Square challenge.

Morning Cup of Links: Fall of the Dinosaurs

Miss Cellania

Arnold Schwarzenegger Comes Clean. The retired bodybuilder, actor, and politician stirs up publicity to sell his memoirs, out today. * Ten Fascinating Facts About Alpacas.

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