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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.

These Caterpillars Trick Plants With Their Poop

Matt Soniak

You may have heard the saying “don’t s**t where you eat,” but fall armyworms certainly haven’t.

8 More Absurd Facts About Armadillos

Shaunacy Ferro

Time to celebrate the easily startled, super-smelly mammal.

The Earliest-Known Version of the King James Bible Was Found in a Cambridge Library

Kirstin Fawcett

The historic 400-year-old manuscript gives historians a glimpse into the seminal work's translation process.

5 Questions: Mary Poppins

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6 Famous Scientists and Inventors Who Struggled With Math

Mark Mancini

Does trying to calculate a tip make you break out in a cold sweat? Some of the world's greatest minds would have felt your pain.

What Part of the Cow Is the Ribeye?

Shaunacy Ferro

Learn what all those cuts of meat really mean from a master butcher.

11 Hacks for Packing the Perfect Suitcase

You could pare down everything you’re planning to bring on vacation to a knapsack-sized set of bare necessitates—or, you could get strategic about your suitcase.