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How to Surf a Volcano

If hurtling down an active volcano at over 50 mph sounds like something you should add to your bucket list, here’s what you need to do.

The Missing Links: Harnessing the Sun With Mirrors

Colin Patrick

The Grammar Rules Behind 3 Commonly Disparaged Dialects

Arika Okrent

Here are three examples from three different commonly disparaged dialects that illustrate how dialects have grammar.

The "Best" TV Commercials of the 50s and 60s

Chris Higgins

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.