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Get a Behind-the-Scenes Look at How Balloons Are Made

Caitlin Schneider

We've come a long way since the days of inflated animal bladders.

Tomato, Tomahto: It's All the Same at the World's Largest Organized Food Fight

Kirstin Fawcett

The festival, La Tomatina, celebrated its 70th anniversary this year.

15 Freewheelin' Facts About Bob Dylan

Roger Cormier

The legendary artist formerly known as Robert Zimmerman has spent the past five decades trying to keep a low profile.

The Missing Links: Marilyn's Time in the Psych Ward

Colin Patrick

1894 Time Capsule Contains Intact Bottle of Whisky

Michele Debczak

Whoever put together this time capsule had their priortities in order.

Tips For Staying Awake and Alert That Don't Involve Caffeine

Hannah Keyser

Cue up the cat videos next time you're fading at your desk—they're among the best non-caffeinated ways to get an energy boost.

15 Facts You Might Not Know About the Taj Mahal

Michael Arbeiter

For starters, there's a conspiracy theory about it's origin.

Pick the Correct Word for Each Definition

You can do this.

MIT Hires a Robot Bartender

Anna Green

"Bruh" and "Manspreading" Added by Oxford Dictionaries in Latest Update

Nick Greene

Could a Seed Bank Be Called Into Action to Save Florida’s Orange Trees?

Kirstin Fawcett

A fast-spreading bacterial disease might someday destroy the citrus industry.

17 Clues About Puzzlemaster Will Shortz

the mag

There's more to the famed wordsman than just crosswords.

10 Misconceptions About Space

Alvin Ward

This week, Elliott sets the record straight about some common space myths.

This Skydiving Spider Can Target You From Above

Mental Floss UK

Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird ... it's a plane ... it's a Selenops.

Grave Sightings: William McKinley

Stacy Conradt

Get up close and personal with the 25th president's final resting place: a 96-foot tall memorial in Canton, Ohio.

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