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The Word Counts of 11 American Things

Jamie Spatola

1. "The Star-Spangled Banner" (National Anthem version): 80 2. Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address: 271 3. The Emancipation Proclamation: 719 (title and signatures

11 Athletes Who Had Their Own Cereals

Jason Plautz

Plenty of athletes have adorned boxes of Wheaties. But only the best can take it a step further and market a brand of cereal dedicated entirely to themselves.

11 Things You Might Not Know About Income Tax

Kathy Benjamin

© David Woo/Corbis Every American’s least favorite day of the year is just around the corner. In commiseration, here are some things you might not know about the income tax. 1.

11 Notable Patients at the Government Hospital for the Insane

Scott Allen

St. Elizabeths Hospital in Washington, D.C., provided mental health care services to members of the U.S.

11 Shameless Comic Book Ads That Cost Us Our Allowance Money

Kara Kovalchik

If today's Generation Y and Z-ers accuse us Baby Boomers of being cynical and distrustful, well, I for one blame it all on comic books.

11 Memorable Images from the 1970s

David K. Israel

If I were forced to pick one decade to live in forever, I’d pick the ‘70s.

11 Upstart Religions Rooted in Pop Culture

Adrienne Crezo

Fans of movies, books and even animated mice have translated their love for specific brands of pop culture into cults, organizations and federally recognized religious groups, with varying degrees of

11 Works of Art Made With Road Maps

Jill Harness

Whether it’s a traditional Thomas Brothers map book or Google Maps Street View, most of us use maps on at least a fairly regular basis.

11 Variations on "Keep Calm and Carry On"

Chris Higgins

The now-famous Keep Calm and Carry On poster was produced by the British Ministry of Information in 1939, as a quintessentially British statement of what to do in the event of German invasion.

Brain Game: Allegory

Today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Wednesday Wordplay challenge asks you to add a letter for each new answer.

11 "Modern Antiques" Today's Kids Have Probably Never Seen

Kara Kovalchik

See how many of these you recognize, and how many of them would puzzle your kids or grandkids.

Morning Cup of Links: Caveman Fit

Miss Cellania

27 Toys You Threw Out That Are Worth a Fortune Now. Of course, you didn't have much choice after you wore them out and broke them down. * A. J.

11 Musicians Who Overcame Disabilities

Bill DeMain

1. Ludwig van Beethoven At age 26, the great German composer and pianist began to lose his hearing.

The Late Movies: Shel Silverstein

Erica Palan

We've mentioned before that acclaimed children's poet Shel Silverstein wrote "A Boy Named Sue," the song popularized by the great Johnny Cash.

8 Old-School Diseases Making a Comeback

Kathy Benjamin

Humanity spent the last hundred years virtually eradicating some of the planet’s most unpleasant diseases.

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