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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.

Tonight: Our Three Stooges Marathon is Headed for Primetime!

Jason English

The Lethal Soviet “Night Witches” of the 588th Night Bomber Unit

Maureen Monahan

What's Your Best Advice for College Students?

Jason English

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

6 Prehistoric Body Parts You Just Don’t See Around Anymore

Maggie Ryan Sandford

Sometimes the sheer wonder of the natural world can be overwhelming. So, at the risk of oversimplifying the following crazy-cool animals, allow us to highlight their most unusual structural features.

Why is “Weiner” Sometimes “Weener” and Sometimes “Whiner”?

Arika Okrent