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Last Week's Most Popular Stories

Jason English

In case you weren't obsessively refreshing mentalfloss.com all week, here's what you

Weekend Links: Who Said It, James Joyce or Kool Keith?

Allison Keene

From my friend Marcela, 12 things you probably didn't know about Home Alone.

That Time They Found Those Bodies in Ben Franklin's Basement

Matt Soniak

From 1757 to 1775, Ben Franklin lived in an elegant four-story Georgian house at No. 36 Craven Street in London during his time as an ambassador for the American colonies.

FUSAG: The Ghost Army of World War II

Matt Soniak

In the final years of World War II, both the Allied and Axis Powers knew that there was no chance of defeating Hitler without cracking his grasp on Western Europe, and both sides knew that Northern Fr

The Late Movies: Friday the 13th

Miss Cellania

Friday the 13th needn't have you scared -you aren't superstitious, are you? I didn't think so. So grab your black cat, relax, and try to spell triskaidekaphobia.

9 Memorable Images from the '90s

David K. Israel

Finally, today we move into the ‘90s. If you missed previous posts this week, the ‘60s can be found here, the ‘70s here, and the ‘80s down yonder.

In 1960 a Retired Postal Worker Almost Killed JFK

Dan Lewis

In November of 1960, JFK was elected president. Three years later, he was assassinated in Dallas. But Richard Paul Pavlick had gotten close enough to kill JFK first.

World War I Centennial: Britain Forms the Royal Flying Corps

Erik Sass

Installment #11: In the years leading up the First World War, weapons technology advanced with such breathtaking speed that it became impossible to imagine what combat in the next war would actually l

Movies That Actually Need to Be Remade

Jason English

On Fridays, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else's reply, whatever you want.

Neil deGrasse Tyson: "We Stopped Dreaming"

Chris Higgins

Ready to get fired up about America's space program? Listen to Neil deGrasse Tyson drop some knowledge on the history of NASA and current spending priorities.

12 Diseases and the Lucky Places They’re Named For

Calli Arcale

Map image via Shutterstock This isn't exactly what tourism bureaus want you to picture when you hear a town or region's name. 1.

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Kidnap Victim Saved by Twitter Followers Lynn Peters of Johannesburg, South Africa, sent out a Tweet that her boyfriend had been kidnapped Sunday night.

Brain Game: Heartwood Warps

Good luck with today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Free-for-all Friday challenge: Unscramble the letters in HEARTWOOD WARPS to make a two word phrase. Here is the ANSWER. THE ANSWER: &

Morning Cup of Links: Titanic Stories

Miss Cellania

The Countess of Rothes was the most distinguished of all the Titanic passengers, and the only one with a title.

The Late Movies: Guess The Theme 49

Mark Arminio

It's Thursday, it's late, it's time once again for the game that's sweeping the nation: GUESS THE THEME. All the clips below have something in common.

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