In a 1917 letter to Winston Churchill, Admiral John Fisher used the phrase "O.M.G."
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A lot of exciting things happened in the mental_floss universe in 2011. Here are the 15 we could remember.
1. We Helped Solve a Back to the Future
The Year in Weird: The 10 Most Insane News Stories of 2011. Including the prurient and tragic stories not found in our roundup.
The worst political gaffes of 2011.
Last month, Bill DeMain took us behind the scenes for 11 iconic album covers. Today he's back with 11 more.
1. Satan Is Real (1960)
The Louvin Brothers
Design by Ira
If you've ever wondered what Russia looked like shortly before the revolution but aren't satisfied with black and white photos, you owe Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii a debt of thanks.
Happy New Year! I hope everyone has a happy and healthy 2012.
Apparently butt prints left on car seats are like finger prints.
It’s been said that it's good luck to be born on New Year’s Day.
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Way back when, the Romans had a god named Janus. He was the god of doors and gates and had two faces — one looking forward and one looking back.
Hacking is not just a crime of the computer age - apparently Morse Code machines can be hacked, too, according to Dot-dash-diss: The gentleman hacker's 1903 lulz.
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Don’t live anywhere near New York City, but still desperate to see something - anything - drop during a countdown to 2012 on New Year’s Eve?
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Every week, I comb the internet to bring you strange news stories that you might not otherwise see, and it's been quite an experience.
by Jennifer Drapkin, Kevin O'Donnell and Ky Henderson
They’re not the most beautiful songs, or the most musically important. In fact, a few could literally drive you nuts.