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The Easy-Inter Burial Container (Screw-in Coffin)

Chris Higgins

Weekend Links: A Brief History of Nerds

Allison Keene

Alton Brown on the History of Buffalo Wings

Alton Brown

Americans will consume some 1.25 billion chicken wings on Super Bowl Sunday. Our food expert tears into the meaty history.

Last Week's Most Popular Stories

Jason English

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

Groundhog Day Explained

Chris Higgins

Weekend Links: Pez Dispensers Featuring Your Face

Allison Keene

Friday Happy Hour: Where Were You 20 Years Ago Today?

Jason English

The Self-Fulfilling Delusion of Acting like a Superhero

The Week

A new study shows that having people fly like Superman in a virtual-reality simulator makes them act more heroic in real life.

At the Libraries: Award Winning Children's Books

Miss Kathleen

15 Historical Brother vs. Brother Matchups

Alex French

For as long as there have been brothers, brothers have been battling each other. In honor of the Harbowl, here's our incomplete guide to sibling rivalries.

The Missing Links: The Best Word in the English Language

Colin Patrick

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Brain Game: Something's Going On

Sandy Wood

How Can Owls Rotate Their Heads 270 Degrees Without Dying?

Erin McCarthy

For humans, sudden gyrations of the head and neck—whether they’re from car accidents, rollercoaster rides, or chiropracty gone awry—can tear blood vessel linings in the neck, leading to clots that can