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Kim Jong-un's Less Responsible, Disney-Obsessed Older Brother

David W Brown

In 2001 a different Kim was in line for the throne: Kim Jong-nam. But then he tried to visit Tokyo Disneyland...

8 Real Places That Inspired Superhero Headquarters and Landmarks

Rick Marshall

Superheroes are everywhere you look these days—and if you're in the right city, the same can be said for their favorite meeting spots.

Where Did the Phrase “Dressed to the Nines” Come From?

Matt Soniak

After watching the new Justin Timberlake video, reader Katie Rose wrote in ask about the origins of “dressed to the nines.” Reader Donna wrote with the same question, though I don’t know what music vi

Margaret Thatcher Did Not Require Any Karate Ladies for Protection

Ethan Trex

Last Week's Most Popular Stories

Jason English

World War I Centennial: German Chancellor Warns of Impending Racial Struggle

Erik Sass

Installment #63: The new military spending bill presented to the German Reichstag on March 1, 1913, arrived in a climate of growing fear.

Weekend Links: Journalism, in so Many Words

Roma Panganiban

The Rabbit of Seville

Chris Higgins

"The Sandlot": Where Are They Now?

Stacy Conradt

Believe it or not, The Sandlot turns a whopping 20 years old today. Yep, those adorable little kids your pre-teen self had a crush on (and/or wanted to be) are all grown up.

We Want You ... to be a mental_floss Intern!

Erin McCarthy

Coffee, from Field to Cup

Chris Higgins

Weekend Links: Atop the New World Trade Center

Roma Panganiban

The Late Movies: Inspiring Speeches from Pop Culture Coaches

Erica Palan

Who's Sorry Now? 8 Belated Apologies from the History Books

Therese Oneill

It’s very easy to get caught in the 21st century.

10 Very Costly Typos

Jennifer M Wood

An ode to proofreaders.