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Dig These Animated Tributes to René Magritte

Alvin Ward

Surrealist artist René Magritte passed away before the invention of the GIF, but it's fun to think what he could do with the format.

The 6 Dirtiest Places in Airplanes and Airports

Erin McCarthy

Surprisingly, bathrooms were actually cleaner than many other places.

How Portraits of Mosquitoes Could Lead to Better Malaria Protection

Shaunacy Ferro

Researchers set up infrared imaging to see how the mosquitoes interact with mosquito nets in the hopes of designing better defenses against the malaria-carrying bugs.

The Boy Who Saved Batman

Camille Dodero the mag

A 14-year-old comic book fan from New Jersey, and the dream he wouldn't let die.

Vikings May Have Settled Greenland for Walrus Tusks

Matt Soniak

The Vikings appear to have made a killing selling walrus ivory on the European market.

11 Scientific Benefits of Taking Adventurous Vacations

While lounging by the beach sipping drinks with little umbrellas can be fantastic, a more active, adventurous vacation can actually do more to improve your quality of life.

WWI Centennial: London Bombed, Lenin Calls for Revolution

Erik Sass

'The Goonies' to Become an Immersive Theater Show

Caitlin Schneider

As close as you'll ever get to adventuring with Mikey, Mouth, Chunk, Data and Sloth.

Berlin Has a Zero-Waste Grocery Store

Alvin Ward

This retailer eschews brand names and unnecessary packaging.

The Exclusive Caves of Lava Beds National Monument

Michele Debczak

Only a few dozen people each year are granted access to some of the most unique caves on Earth.

Charlie Chaplin Made a Short Film About Photobombing in 1914

Anna Green

Charlie Chaplin satirized the practice of photobombing over a century ago

The Book That Promises to Put Your Kids to Sleep in Minutes

Mental Floss UK

'The Rabbit Who Wants To Fall Asleep' uses a variety of techniques to get children to fall asleep quickly.

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Jessanne Collins the mag

Interested in Batman, Mr. McFeely or the Muppets? Then you'll want to check out the October issue of mental_floss magazine!

12 High-Stakes Facts About 'Casino'

Eric D Snider

6. According to Martin Scorsese, the film has "no plot at all."