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Oldest Lice Combs in the Americas Found in Chile

Shaunacy Ferro

How hard is it to get rid of lice? They're still hanging out on mummies' heads thousands of years later.

What's the Right Way to Make a Whiskey Sour?

Clair McLafferty

A New Potential Weapon Against the Flu That Isn't a Vaccine

Jordan Rosenfeld

Scientists are working on a potential new weapon against the flu that isn't a vaccine.

5 Creative (and Colorful) Examples of Artisanal Currency

Michele Debczak

This money is almost too pretty to spend.

The Missing Links: Cartoon Sharks Explain the Ocean

Colin Patrick

The House from ‘The Goonies’ Has Been Closed to Visitors

Michele Debczak

There's goes another childhood dream.

Is it Just Me, or Does Spring Feel Shorter Each Year?

Amanda Green the mag

Pod City: ‘The Disney Click,’ ‘Rerun,’ and More New Podcasts Worth Checking Out

Whitney Matheson

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

The oddest news stories of the past week.

New Study Shows Psychopaths Don’t Catch Yawns

Shaunacy Ferro

Contagious yawning doesn’t affect people with empathy issues.

Wolves Are Officially Back in California

Michele Debczak

The Golden State welcomes some very special new residents.

World’s Oldest Message In a Bottle Found After 108 Years

Shaunacy Ferro

A researcher threw the note into the North Sea in the early 1900s—and a family vacationing in Germany just found it.

Mental Floss Crossword #2

Matt Gaffney

Matt Gaffney writes a weekly crossword for mental_floss.

There's a Network of Tunnels Under the White Cliffs of Dover

From our friends at Atlas Obscura.

Study Confirms Robots Aren't Coming For Our Jobs

Hannah Keyser

Your place in the workforce is safe. For now.