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12 Ruthless Facts About 'Wolf Hall'

Jeff Wells

Hilary Mantel's cunning novel details Cromwell’s rise from blacksmith’s son to right-hand man of Henry VIII.

Wearing Black Makes You Look Sexy, Smart, and Confident, Poll Confirms

Roma Panganiban

An overwhelming majority of both men and women claimed they felt best in black.

Pear Grows from Flower to Fruit in One Minute (Time-Lapse)

Chris Higgins

Eight weeks of pear growth in one minute.

20 Eye-Opening Facts About 'Eyes Wide Shut'

Meredith Danko

Stanley Kubrick's final film was as fascinating behind the scenes as it was on the screen.

Why the Film 'Contact' Annoyed Bill Clinton

Mental Floss UK

The 1997 sci-fi film was a solid hit with audiences, but POTUS had a problem.

9 Arresting Facts About Conjugal Visits

Suzanne Raga

They're not nearly as common as pop culture might lead you to believe.

Star Wars Episode IV: 'Laser Moon Awakens'

Chris Higgins

Arriving on Tatooine: "We have everything we need here, Far2! All this sand...and bones!" -Creepio

The Early On-Air Appearances of 13 Late-Night Talk Show Hosts

Roger Cormier

Even the most iconic late-night talk show hosts had to learn their craft somewhere.

Name the Missing Word From Each Beatles Song Title

Scientists Discover Why Growing Up on a Farm Helps Protect You from Allergies

Anna Green

It turns out that breathing in farm dust helps protect against allergies later in life.

6 Deadly Labor Disputes

Miss Cellania

The history of labor relations is littered with strikes that often cost lives.

Stevie Wonder on Sesame Street

Chris Higgins

In 1973, Stevie Wonder dropped by Sesame Street.

Olafur Eliasson Launches a Kickstarter Campaign for a Solar-Powered Phone Charger

Abbey Stone

With his latest endeavor, the Danish-Icelandic artist is looking to harness the power of the sun to a more practical end: charging cell phones

Megalodon Shark Tooth Discovered in Croatia

Roma Panganiban

A 14-inch tooth is the remnant of a prehistoric monster fish.

Making Nemo

Chris Higgins

Pixar made talking fish believable by SCUBA diving, studying dead fish, and taking long drives.

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