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What Was Your Best (or Worst) Summer Job?

Jason English

On Fridays, we ask a series of unrelated questions. Your answers help get us through the afternoon. Answer one, answer all, or ask your own question. On to this week's topics...

What’s the Difference Between “Mostly Sunny” and “Partly Cloudy”?

Matt Soniak

A question from Marcus in Louisville.

Soccer's Long History as America's Sport of the Future

Aaron Gordon

Saving Mothers' Lives, One Village at a Time

Chris Higgins

5 Boring Subjects Translated Into Clickbait Headlines

Arika Okrent

These headlines were kind of boring. You'll never guess what happened next.

7 Simple Ways to Make Chores More Efficient

The Stories Behind 6 Breakfast Mascots

the mag

They join you for breakfast every morning. Shouldn’t you get to know them better?

Were They on The Wonder Years?

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In honor of the upcoming DVD release, let's see how well you remember the guest stars. Did these 11 stars use The Wonder Years to help launch their careers? (When Danica McKellar took this quiz, she missed two.)

Q&A: Peter Tork of the Monkees

Kara Kovalchik

Peter Tork was kind enough to take time out prior to the band’s May 30th show in Detroit to chat with Mental Floss about his life and some of the Monkees’ most iconic tunes.

Cats Crieth "Nau Nau" And Other Early Modern Animal Sounds

Hannah Keyser

“Come, boy, learn to be wise,” opens Chapter 1 of Orbis Sensualium Pictus, or A World Of Things Obvious to the Senses Drawn in Pictures by John Comenius.

Where Do U.S. Coin Names Come From?

Arika Okrent

A little fiscal etymology.

9 Complicated Literary Movements Explained Simply

Kevin Lincoln

5 Questions: The Monkees

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Here's What Happens When Fish Get Drunk

Jessica Hullinger

Let it be known: Humans are not the only ones whose egos are bolstered by booze.

13 Words That Knocked Out Scripps National Spelling Bee Finalists

Jennifer M Wood

Can you spell “Regret”?