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Researchers Discover Lost Island Where Athenians and Spartans Once Battled

Anna Green

The site of a major battle between the Spartans and Athenians during the Peloponnesian War, the island is mentioned in numerous ancient texts—but its exact whereabouts were unknown until now.

10 Ancient Textiles That Will Blow Your Mind

Livius Drusus

These textiles laughed in the face of entropy.

Join the 2015 Starling Survey

Kate Horowitz

Researchers are collecting data on starling sightings across the globe.

These Are the Funniest Screenplays Ever, According to the Writers Guild of America

Anna Green

The list spans 86 years of comedy filmmaking.

This Artist Has Created Some Awesomely Geeky Nesting Dolls

Mental Floss UK

Designer Andy Stattmiller puts a pop culture spin on standard nesting dolls.

15 Fun Facts About 'Pushing Daisies'

Roger Cormier

Want to know how Ned got his powers? Keep on waiting.

The Most Common Phrases in Craigslist 'Missed Connections' Posts, Visualized

Shaunacy Ferro

Including “long shot, “eye contact,” and “*crosses fingers*.”

Indonesia Wants to Use Crocodiles as Prison Guards for Drug Convicts

Kirstin Fawcett

Tigers and piranhas are also being considered for the job.

Tiny Mouse Lemurs Can Pull 10 Times Their Body Weight

Shaunacy Ferro

Gray mouse lemurs are buff.

25 Breezy Facts About Hawaii

Janet Burns

A few things about the Aloha State the average mainlander probably doesn't know.

The Missing Links: Using Adele Lyrics to Text Your Ex

Colin Patrick

Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year Is an Emoji

Arika Okrent

The selection for Oxford Dictionaries word of the year is meant to reflect the current cultural landscape and what we've been talking about lately.

Former Firefighter Receives the Most Extensive Face Transplant in History

Michele Debczak

He waited more than a year on the donor registry before receiving his new face.

Watch as 'WTF' Space Debris Makes a Fiery Re-entry Into Earth's Atmosphere

Michele Debczak

The origins of the space junk are still up for debate.

70 Totally Amazing Common Names for Fungi

Caitlin Schneider

These common names sound like they're straight out of a Harry Potter potions list.

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