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Morning Cup of Links: The Inspirations Behind Movie Monsters

Miss Cellania

These are the Chemicals Inside Your Smartphone

Erin McCarthy

12 Halloween Ideas From 1884's Hottest Costume Guide

Nick Greene

Suggestions from 'Male Character Costumes, a Guide to Gentlemen's Costume Suitable for Fancy Dress Balls and Private Theatricals.'

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Weekend Links: The Secret Recipe for Cronuts

Roma Panganiban

9 Bizarre and Endearing Inventions From 100 Years Ago

Therese Oneill The Week

Popular Mechanics has long profiled interesting new ideas and inventions, even if those innovations were destined to go no further than the magazine's pages.

"Coffee Jerks," An Examination of '50s and '60s Coffee Ads

Chris Higgins

These husbands are real jerks about their wives' coffee.

What Does a $1 Million RV Look Like?

Weekend Links: Literary Riddles

Roma Panganiban

The Hermit Crab of Spiders

Chris Higgins

This spider uses discarded snail shells as homes.

17 Awesome and Weird Bill Murray-Inspired Products

Erin McCarthy

Here at mental_floss, we love Bill Murray, who is always doing awesome stuff—so when I decided to brainstorm art for our newly renovated office, it wasn't hard to decide where to start.

WWI Centennial: The Fall of Antwerp

Erik Sass

The First World War was an unprecedented catastrophe that shaped our modern world. Erik Sass is covering the events of the war exactly 100 years after they happened.

11 Towering Facts About Brachiosaurus

Mark Mancini

Today, we’re stepping back and taking a good look at what must have been one of the most awe-inspiring dinosaurs of all time: the magnificent Brachiosaurus.

The Missing Links: The Greatest Comedy Villains, Mmm'kay?

Colin Patrick

11 Facts for Eleanor Roosevelt’s 130th Birthday

Mark Mancini

On October 11, 1884, a truly incredible woman was born in New York City.