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Why Do Paper Cuts Hurt So Much?

Matt Soniak

Paper cut image via ShutterstockThere are a couple things at play here, some involving the paper, some involving your skin.For one thing, what part of your body comes in contact with paper the most?

11 Cakes Based on Kids' Books, Movies and TV Shows

Jill Harness

We've looked at cakes inspired by movies and video games. Next up: kids' books and characters! 1 & 2. Alice In

Weekend Links: Kids Review Skrillex

Allison Keene

I have been saying this for years and years: your body’s internal clock is at war with society. * "Rob Flickenger made a handheld Tesla coil gun. It's amazing and amazingly dangerous.

Can You Really Go Blind Staring at a Solar Eclipse?

Ethan Trex

© Hulton-Deutsch Collection/CORBISEclipse mania is gripping the western part of the United States. Should the wide-eyed and unprotected hazard a peek? NASA doesn't advise it.

Last Week's Most Popular Stories

Jason English

In case you weren't obsessively refreshing mentalfloss.com all week, here's what you

Weekend Links: 12 Events That Will Change Everything

Allison Keene

For the college football fans, an exhaustive look at What If the NCAA had a Relegation League?

Beyond Battleship: 3 More Board Game Movies in the Works

Cole Gamble

Whether Battleship is a super success or super failure, a thundering battalion of movies based on board games is marching toward a theater near you.

The Late Movies: Graduation Falls

Miss Cellania

Our only son graduated from high school tonight.

10 Things You Should Know About Rhinos

Jill Harness

Rhinos are amazing and massive animals that easily capture the imagination of their admirers both at zoos and in the wild.

The Missing Links: Food Edition

Colin Patrick

We’ve been doing The Missing Links for all of three-ish weeks now. Seems like it’s about time for a theme show. So let’s go with a food theme.

Great or Terrible Things That Happened on Facebook

Jason English

On Fridays, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments.

David Blaine: How I Held My Breath for 17 Minutes

Chris Higgins

As a little light science-ish fare for Friday, here's a TED Talk in which David Blaine explains his quest to hold his breath for a really, really long time.

10 Amazing North American Libraries

Jill Harness

We've toured some spectacular European and South American libraries. Today let's see what North America has to offer. 1. Central Library of Vancouver,

The Stories Behind Donna Summer's Biggest Hits

Kara Kovalchik

© JONAS CUNHA/dpa/Corbis Disco Queen Donna Summer has passed away after a battle with lung cancer at age 63.

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Mountain Lion Attacks Dog, Man Responds with Frying Pan Brandon Arnold of Chino Valley, Arizona, was camping with a group of friends in Tonto National Forest when a mountain lion attacked his dog.