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What’s That Red Stuff Airplanes Pour on Wildfires?

Sandy and Kara

MARIO ANZUONI/Reuters/LandovWater is the key ingredient in the mixture.

Dietribes: I Can Haz Cheeseburger

Allison Keene

• Various dictionaries trace the first mention of the hamburger to 1889 as a "hamburg steak." Or was it 1884 in the Boston Journal?

11 Fictional Works of Art (in Other Works of Art)

Maggie Ryan Sandford

From the film in Infinite Jest to Margot's plays in The Royal Tenenbaums, here's a look at some famous fictional masterpieces. 1.

What’s the Difference Between ( ), [ ], { } and < >?

Matt Soniak

( )Parentheses (the single one is called a parenthesis), also known as curved brackets, have plenty of uses in everyday written language.

"I'm So Happy," the Muppets' Gloomy Ode to Happiness

Chris Higgins

In this two-minute clip from The Muppet Show, two Whatnots sing a semi-tuneless ode to happiness. In a dusty room filled with cobwebs. Covered, themselves, with cobwebs.

Brain Game: Learning to Drive

Today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Wednesday Wordplay challenge is perhaps the longest Word Ladder puzzle we've ever published... but maybe you can solve it in fewer steps.

Morning Cup of Links: Watergate Anniversary

Miss Cellania

It was forty years ago that a burglary at a Washington hotel brought down a president.

The Late Movies: Dogs Learning to Walk

Erica Palan

Since last week's post about deaf babies learning to hear through technological advancements, I've been obsessed with inspirational videos.

5 Fictional Bears and Whether They'd Kill You

Caity Weaver

We’ve ranked our favorite fictional bears by your likelihood of surviving an unplanned run-in with them.

The Missing Links: Escape From Alcatraz - 50 Years Later

Colin Patrick

Gene Wilder Lives In A World of Pure Imagination How else could you explain his inspired idea for Willy Wonka’s grand entrance? * This Town Is F#%king Expensive The going rate for uttering a v

Why Do the Sun and the Moon Appear to be the Same Size?

Matt Soniak

Keith Tarrier / Shutterstock.comIt’s just kind of a strange coincidence.

10 Things to Know About Anne Frank's The Diary of a Young Girl

Stacy Conradt

If you haven’t read The Diary of a Young Girl in a while (or even if you have), here are 10 things you should know.

18 Cakes Inspired by Memes

Jill Harness

We’ve featured cakes for kids, horror fanatics, film aficionados, geeks and gamers, so here are some cakes for those of you who spend your days on Reddit, The Daily What and BuzzFeed.

"Engage" - Star Trek TNG's Ending Scene Montage

Chris Higgins

Star Trek: The Next Generation had a habit of ending on a positive note, particularly in the first season before those pesky Borg showed up in Season 2.

10 Robots with Very Specific Tasks

Miss Cellania

What do we want robots to do for us? The field of robotics is making great leaps in robot abilities, but these abilities come one at a time.