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Record-Breaking Heat Sears Southern Asia

Dennis Mersereau

Over the past few weeks, several countries have measured the hottest temperatures they’ve ever recorded.

12 Trusty Facts About the Akita

Rebecca OConnell

7. Helen Keller is said to have brought the very first Akita to the United States.

The Tragic End to Franklin Pierce's Friendship with Nathaniel Hawthorne

Stacy Conradt

Pierce and Hawthorne became fast friends as students Bowdoin College and their friendship deepened over the years.

LEGO Master Creates Pop Up Sculpture of Japan's Himeji Castle

Andrew LaSane

This one-of-a-kind sculpture is an impressive feat of engineering.

The Best Amazon Deals We Could Find Today, May 23

Smart Shopping Team

As a recurring feature, our team combs the Web and shares some amazing Amazon deals we’ve turned up. Here’s what caught our eye today, May 23.

Crayola Will Turn Your Kid’s Drawing Into a Stuffed Animal

Rudie Obias

Yes, even the bad ones.

The Birthplaces of 9 Classic Salads

Sarah Grossbart

In honor of National Salad Month, we’re serving up a big bowl on where and when your favorite salads were created.

Pick the Famous Person for Each First Name

Take the quiz!

Watch a Group of Sharks Devour a Whale Corpse

Andrew LaSane

The cruise company says that the whale was already dead when the sharks found it.

A Bay Area Distillery Is Making Vodka With San Francisco Fog

Shaunacy Ferro

The distillery harvested enough mist to make 2400 bottles of vodka.

The Hilarious Tumblr Replacing Movie Guns With Selfie Sticks

Mental Floss UK

“Guns Replaced With Selfie Sticks” gives us the digitally replaced movie prop we didn't know we needed.

The Tasselled Anglerfish Is Devious in More Ways Than One

Kate Horowitz

The Australian fish relies on extreme camouflage and wiggles a fake worm attached to its head to lure its prey.

15 Happy Facts About 'Mad About You'

Roger Cormier

The award-winning series was pitched as what happens to a couple when "it's [just] you and your wife in the car."

Why Does Ice Make That Crackling Sound When You Pour Liquid Over It?

Stacy Conradt

Glaciers do the same thing, but on a much larger scale.

This Robot Designs Structures and Also Carves the Wood to Build Them

Michele Debczak

Why design a house yourself when you can program a robot to do it for you?