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Grave Sightings

James K. Polk

Grave Sightings

James K. Polk

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Rub It In

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Rub It In

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Morning Cup of Links: The Technology of Phone Calls

Miss Cellania

Morning Cup of Links: Scientists on Climate Change

Miss Cellania

Brain Game: Math Square #228

Sandy Wood

Brain Game: Free Refills

Sandy Wood

7 Overlooked Thanksgiving Rituals, According to Sociologists

Arika Okrent

The first major sociological study of Thanksgiving appeared in the Journal of Consumer Research in 1991. Here's what the authors learned.

11 Patron Saints for Your Modern-Day Calamities

Stacy Conradt

There are plenty of saints that cater to modern-day issues if you know where to look.

Halloween Photos of the mental_floss Staff

Jason English

A Brief History of Real Life “Werewolves”

Matt Soniak

13 Creepy, Kooky Facts About 'The Addams Family'

Roger Cormier

A lot of bad karma seemed to envelop the crew of 'The Addams Family' during filming. The Addams' probably would have found it funny.

10 Gigantic Facts About Giganotosaurus

Mark Mancini

Few scientific subjects can excite people quite like the discovery of some huge, flesh-eating dinosaur.

The Missing Links: The Best Halloween Costumes on the Internet

Colin Patrick

Brain Game: Rub It In

Sandy Wood

15 Terrifying Facts about John Carpenter’s 'Halloween'

Sean Hutchinson

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Grave Sightings: James K. Polk

Stacy Conradt

Every time we so much as touch a toe out of state, I’ve put cemeteries on our travel itinerary.

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