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10 Downright Dangerous Disney Princesses

Miss Cellania

The First Book Ever Printed in English Sells for Over a Million Dollars

Hannah Keyser

Grammar Nerds Will Love Weird Al's Latest Parody

Erin McCarthy

Half the Country Lives in These Counties

Alvin Ward

There are over 3,000 counties in the United States, but half the people live in these 146.

The Missing Links: Walken's Most Underrated SNL Sketches

Colin Patrick

Do the Impossible!

9 Fun Facts About the Dik-Dik

Amanda Green

Meet the miniature antelope so nice, they named it twice.

This Is Your Brain on Road Rage

the mag

Road rage is hardly a new phenomenon.

25 Place Names and the USDA Rules for Their Use on Food Labels

Arika Okrent

The government guidelines for place names on product labels can be quite complex.

Brain Game: The Wordiest Brain Game

Sandy Wood

15 Fun Facts About ‘True Lies’

Kate Erbland

Nowhere was Arnold ever as tough and funny as when James Cameron’s True Lies hit the big screen in the summer of 1994.

What Do Players Get for Making the All-Star Game?

Hannah Keyser

All-Stars on contending teams may have cause to try their hardest once they get to the Midsummer Classic, but what motivates them to get there? And I mean that in the most cynical sense.

101 Masterpieces: The Air Jordan III

the mag

How an architect revolutionized the basketball shoe.

10 Declassified CIA Cafeteria Complaints

Nick Greene

Shameful secrets from the clandestine agency's food court.

The August Issue is On Sale Now!

Jessanne Collins

How’s your summer going? Attempted any impossible feats yet? If not, perhaps the August issue of mental_floss magazine will inspire you to get out of the pool and do something incredible.