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Here's Where Your Money Goes When You Spend It on Food

Michele Debczak

The USDA breaks down the "food dollar" by the cent.

Visualizing the Motions of Kung Fu

Shaunacy Ferro

Hong Kong based designer Tobias Gremmler captures the act of kung fu.

Woman Names Son 'Saw Jet Star' After Giving Birth on a Jetstar Plane

Kirstin Fawcett

Saw Jet Star is the first baby to be delivered on a Jetstar Asia flight.

Female Artists Featured in Only 25 Percent of Solo Shows at London’s Top Institutions

Anna Green

But museums in the U.S. and U.K. are taking steps to change that.

What's the Right Way to Make a Mojito?

Clair McLafferty

Its fresh ingredients are what make it special (and the bane of a few bartenders).

See Vintage Pictures of the Opening of the Bronx Zoo's African Plains Exhibit

Rebecca OConnell

Watch a news reporter hide in a box while lions steal his camera.

10 Hospitable Facts About ‘Troll 2’

Mark Mancini

You’d assume that a film called ‘Troll 2’ would include at least one troll. It does not.

Before PlayStation, Sony Tinkered With a "Prototype TV Game Machine"

Rudie Obias

Sony's interest in video game consoles dates back to the 1970s.

Researchers Discovered a Bizarre, Neon Jellyfish Near the Mariana Trench

Michele Debczak

It was spotted 2.3 miles below the surface.

Time for Some Mental Hygiene: It's the mental_floss Weekly Puzzle

Celebrate the Frappuccino's 21st Birthday With a Festive, Cake-Flavored Drink

Kirstin Fawcett

Eat your birthday cake—and drink it, too.

Belgium's Government to Hand Out Iodine Pills In Case of Nuclear Attack

Shaunacy Ferro

Iodine reduces radiation buildup in the thyroid.

Show & Tell: A Campaign Torch Helmet

Rebecca Onion

Political campaigns used to hold late-night parades, when this helmet with a wick would have come in handy.

8 Reasons to Take a Train This Summer

Lina Zeldovich

Just as slow food and slow living movements are becoming the trend, it may be time to decelerate travel too.

Map of the Word for ‘Plastic Bag’ in the Dialects of France

Arika Okrent

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