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17 Scenes From the Polar Bear Capital of the World

Robin Esrock

Polar bears can be ruthless killers, but in this Canadian town they live among humans.

How Do Tornadoes Form?

Sarah Fecht

The science of twisters

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Nailing Bike Thieves in San Francisco

Chris Higgins

10 Musicians and the Fashion Trends They Made Popular

Brooks Hays

Although many hit-makers seem to enjoy the services of not just a single stylist, but an entire imaging department, there have been many rock-n-rollers, soul singers, blues guitarists, rappers, and ev

8 Insanely Lucky Flea Market Finds

the mag

More often than not, one person's garbage is also another person's garbage. These are the exceptions to the rule.

Where Are They Now? Diseases That Killed You in Oregon Trail

Laura Turner Garrison

You have died of dysentery.

New Dates Added for Our Trivia Show!

Jason English

The mental_floss Trivia Show is coming to New York, Chicago, and San Francisco!

The Missing Links: The Worst Waiter of All Time

Colin Patrick

38 Bleak Photos of Abandoned Shopping Malls

Rebecca OConnell

What was once one of America's biggest malls is being overtaken by nature.

More People Live Inside This Circle Than Outside It

Alvin Ward

18 Fancy Words for Specific Shapes

Arika Okrent

Circle, square, triangle—boring! There are so many more shapes than those in nature. Good thing there’s a rich vocabulary of fancy scientific words for shapes.

Kickstart "Reading Rainbow"

Chris Higgins

Why Does Bacon Smell So Good?

Erin McCarthy

It is an immutable fact that nothing will get a person's mouth watering like the smell of bacon cooking.

The History of the Hamburger

Judith B Herman

Happy National Hamburger Day!