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10 Misconceptions About Hiccups

Alvin Ward

On this week's episode of 'Misconceptions,' Elliott explains why most of what we know about hiccups is wrong.

A Piece of Cinematic History Lies Buried Along California's Central Coast

Kirstin Fawcett

In 1923, director Cecil B. DeMille built a massive Egyptian city to serve as the set of his blockbuster film, "The Ten Commandments."

Scientists Create Artificial Skin That Can Detect Pressure

Shaunacy Ferro

Eventually, these sensors could create a kind of artificial skin for prosthetic limbs.

9 Regal Facts About the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Rebecca OConnell

With their flowing fur and soft brown eyes, it’s hard to resist the charm of the Cavalier King Charles spaniel.

Play Dress Up With Kanye West

Rebecca OConnell

Dress up your own paper version of Yeezy.

The Day Baby Ruths Rained Down on Pittsburgh

Jeff Wells

One day in 1923, the children of Pittsburgh had the best day ever.

2015 is the Year of Mud

Kate Horowitz

There’s still plenty of time to celebrate mud and mud-related activities.

Welcome to Brain Week on mental_floss! (Yes, There Will Be Live Brain Surgery)

Nick Greene

16 Fun Facts About 'Look Who's Talking'

Roger Cormier

Before 'Pulp Fiction,' a talking baby comedy briefly resurrected John Travolta's career.

Why Does Light Help Some People Sneeze?

Michele Debczak

Up to 35 percent of the population experience this sneezy reaction to bright light.

Chuck Yeager Tweets Details About Historic, Sound Barrier-Breaking Flight

Caitlin Schneider

Chuck Yeager took to Twitter in the days leading up to the 68th anniversary of his record-breaking achievement.

Morning Cup of Links: Horror Stories and Scary Movies

Miss Cellania

Start your days by checking out these links!

8 Cool Things We Can Do With Satellites

Melissa Gaskill

Monitoring migration patterns and moisture levels are just two of the ways satellites help scientists.

The Time Steve Martin Performed Stand-Up For an Audience of Dogs

Anna Green

Martin's jokes were a hit with his canine audience—until things got a little rowdy towards the end

California Bakery Makes Adorable Pop Culture Macarons

Rebecca OConnell

These macarons are works of art.

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