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The Island Where Tabasco Peppers Grow

Stacy Conradt

If you love Tabasco and all things spicy, Louisiana's Avery Island is your version of Wonka's chocolate factory.

Winner Takes All: 8 of the Most Dramatic Format Wars

Janet Burns

More than a few of the battles between media platforms over the past century have been downright ruthless.

The Most Interesting Comics of the Week

Rich Barrett

Watch an Ocean Storm Rage Inside a Fishbowl

Rebecca OConnell

Artist Pamen Pereira created the illusion of rocky waves crashing inside a fish bowl.

15 Post-Harry Potter Revelations from Pottermore

Erin McCarthy

Since J.K. Rowling launched Pottermore in 2012, she's been steadily revealing secrets of the wizarding world.

Science Explains Why Some Movies Make Millions (While Others Flop)

Shaunacy Ferro

A bankable director is more important than a popular star, a new study finds.

The 13 Most Unexpected McDonald's Locations Around The World

Rudie Obias

A handful of McDonald's locations worldwide eschew the ordinary and give the fast food chain's patrons a whole new dining experience.

The Surreal Artwork of Artificial Intelligence

Caitlin Schneider

Google's image recognition software is able to detect images within images—and create beautiful, trippy art in the process.

What Is Palantir, and Why Is It Worth $20 Billion?

David W Brown

Scientists Discover a New Part of the Human Body

Jordan Rosenfeld

"When we first saw those vessels, I completely freaked out," Jonathan Kipnis tells mental_floss.

17 Things You Might Not Know About 'The Daily Show'

Lilit Marcus

The Art of Rebounding Described by Kevin Love

How Do You Punctuate Around Emoticons and Emoji?

Gretchen McCulloch

15 Things You Might Not Know About 'American Gothic'

Kristy Puchko

While this deceptively simple portrait has clearly captured the imagination of the nation, the story behind its creation and rise to fame makes it all the more compelling.

Morning Cup of Links: A Microchip Could End Animal Testing

Rebecca OConnell