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Can You Actually Cough Up A Lung?

Matt Soniak

Brain Game: Math Square #181

Sandy Wood

5 Fascinating Animals That Served in the Military

Jill Harness

We’ve already told you the story of Sir Nils Olav and about 10 other animals that have received military-style honors, but few of those critters actually served in the military.

167 Theremin Players Perform Beethoven

Chris Higgins

Last Week's Most Popular Stories

Jason English

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

Weekend Links: How Chinese Ingenuity Destroyed Salad Bars

Roma Panganiban

What is the Origin of Twerking?

Maureen Monahan

Fidel Castro: The Lost Interview

Chris Higgins

How to Build Your Own Canoe

A canoe trip can be a fascinating way to get back in touch with nature. If you want to really tap back into your natural roots, what better way than by making your own boat?

The Late Movies: 6 Unusual Versions of Alice in Wonderland

Erica Palan

10 Monty Pythonesque British Place Names

Virginia C McGuire

Monty Python, the British comedy troupe famous for their ability to poke fun at their fellow Brits, could have had a field day with these real British place names.

How Kongar-ol Ondar Sang Two Notes at Once

Arika Okrent

This week the world of Tuvan throat singing lost one of its greats, when Kongar-ol Ondar died after suffering a brain hemorrhage.

The Missing Links: Wife Carrying and Other Weird Championships

Colin Patrick

Fun Facts and Cool Products for National Ice Cream Month!

Stock up in the mental_floss store!

7 Very Big Burgers

Roma Panganiban

Vegans and vegetarians, turn back now. There’s nothing here for you.

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