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WWI Centennial: “Militarism Run Stark Mad”

Erik Sass

Two years after the sinking of the Titanic the world was gripped by news of yet another horrific maritime disaster—but developments behind the scenes foreshadowed something even worse.

Listen to a 1993 PC Boot Up

Chris Higgins

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

5 Game Show Controversies That Weren’t in 'Quiz Show'

Arthur Chu

These contestants made headlines for flouting the rules or beating the system—the true anti-heroes of game show history.

What Was Your Best (or Worst) Summer Job?

Jason English

On Fridays, we ask a series of unrelated questions. Your answers help get us through the afternoon. Answer one, answer all, or ask your own question. On to this week's topics...

What’s the Difference Between “Mostly Sunny” and “Partly Cloudy”?

Matt Soniak

A question from Marcus in Louisville.

Soccer's Long History as America's Sport of the Future

Aaron Gordon

Saving Mothers' Lives, One Village at a Time

Chris Higgins

7 Simple Ways to Make Chores More Efficient

5 Boring Subjects Translated Into Clickbait Headlines

Arika Okrent

These headlines were kind of boring. You'll never guess what happened next.

The Stories Behind 6 Breakfast Mascots

the mag

They join you for breakfast every morning. Shouldn’t you get to know them better?

Q&A: Peter Tork of the Monkees

Kara Kovalchik

Peter Tork was kind enough to take time out prior to the band’s May 30th show in Detroit to chat with Mental Floss about his life and some of the Monkees’ most iconic tunes.

Cats Crieth "Nau Nau" And Other Early Modern Animal Sounds

Hannah Keyser

“Come, boy, learn to be wise,” opens Chapter 1 of Orbis Sensualium Pictus, or A World Of Things Obvious to the Senses Drawn in Pictures by John Comenius.

9 Complicated Literary Movements Explained Simply

Kevin Lincoln

Where Do U.S. Coin Names Come From?

Arika Okrent

A little fiscal etymology.

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