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Last Week's Most Popular Stories

Jason English

In case you weren't obsessively refreshing mentalfloss.com all week, here's what you missed.

8 Cool Natural Earth Illusions

Jill Harness

A phenomenon called pareidolia is what makes us interpret random stimuli as something meaningful. Here are 8 fantastic examples of the phenomenon in nature.

9 Kinds of Food and Drink for Your Breaking Bad Party

Jill Harness

The final episodes of Breaking Bad start tonight. If you’re celebrating the approaching finale with a party, these snacks and drinks will provide you with a great way to go out in style.

Adam Savage Examines Stuff Under a Microscope

Chris Higgins

Weekend Links: What a Porcupine Sounds Like

Roma Panganiban

The Real Story Behind The Conjuring

The Week

It's a familiar promise to horror fans, who have been inundated with ghost stories making similar claims to veracity.

Actors Performing Their Own Stunts

Jill Harness

40 Awesome Tributes to Breaking Bad

Hillary Buckholtz

Breaking Bad might not be a comedy, but we think these fan tributes are pretty funny.

Weekend Links: Your Weather Forecast, Now With More Cats

Roma Panganiban

11 Things You Might Not Know About Missouri

Amanda Green

It seems like only yesterday—well, actually, 192 years ago—that Missouri became the 24th state in the Union. Let's celebrate with 11 facts about the Show Me State.

Werner Herzog's Driver Safety Documentary

Chris Higgins

The Late Movies: Vintage Smokey Bear

Erica Palan

6 Teens Who Are Way Smarter Than You

The Week

Did you pass Britain's bar exam at 18? Yeah, I didn't think so.

MythBusters Test Breaking Bad's Science

Erin McCarthy

It's a match made in heaven ... if heaven was a chemistry lab.

The Very First Issues of 19 Famous Magazines

Alex French

These magazines have come a long way since Volume 1, Issue 1. Here's what they looked like way back in the beginning.