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How to Find Buried Treasure

According to UNESCO, over 100 shipwrecks—each holding at least $50 million—are waiting to be discovered. Treasure is everywhere!

11 Random Things from the Set of Mental Floss on YouTube

Danica Johnson

A modern re-imagining of the old-timey curiosity cabinet.

Mr. Tambourine Man, the #1 Hit 48 Years Ago

Chris Higgins

21 Band Names Based on TV Shows

Stacy Conradt

You know how you occasionally hear an awesome turn of phrase and immediately think, “That would make the best band name?

90-Year-Old Headlines About Radio That Could Be About the Internet Today

Arika Okrent

When radio was new, it raised all sorts of questions about how it would affect our lives and what its benefits and drawbacks might turn out to be.

Gates McFadden (Dr. Crusher) Choreographed "Labyrinth"

Chris Higgins

Watch This Insane Windows Commercial from 1986

Chris Higgins

The Missing Links: Reunion On Tap?

Colin Patrick

26 Bizarre Animal Mating Habits

Jason English

We're giving the people what they want: giraffe sex.

Listen to the Lost Voice of Rudolph Valentino

Meg Boeni

Though he was only 31 when he died, the Italian-born first sex symbol of the silver screen acted in and produced over 40 films.

16 Quotes About Writing for Children

Adrienne Crezo

Wednesday is New Comics Day

Rich Barrett

Every Wednesday, I highlight the five most exciting comic releases of the week. The list may include comic books, graphic novels, digital comics and webcomics.

7 Things Historical Women Wore Under Their Skirts

Therese Oneill

A brief history!

How Perfecting Bug Spray Could Save Millions of Lives

Liana Aghajanian

Neurobiologist Leslie B. Vosshall has a different solution for stopping the insects and the spread of disease.

What Causes “Old Person Smell”?

Matt Soniak

Reader Sarah writes in to ask, “What is it that causes that distinctive 'old person' smell? Whatever it is, it seems to be common to all elderly people.

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