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Strange States: Georgia's New Year’s Eve Possum Drop

Rob Lammle

New York City may drop a giant Waterford Crystal ball on New Year’s Eve, but Tallapoosa, Georgia has the next best thing—a stuffed possum named Spencer.

Last Week's Most Popular Stories

Jason English

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

5 Questions: Nice Tomatoes

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You've Seen His Photos, But You've Never Heard of Him

Chris Higgins

Giant Koosh Ball vs. Liquid Nitrogen

Chris Higgins

Weekend Links: The Beatles, Live

Roma Panganiban

11 Foods Inspired by Candy Corn

Jill Harness

Candy corn's tri-color design has become a classic symbol of Halloween treats.

How Many Countries Are There?

Chris Higgins

How Twin Peaks Made Modern Art of the Soap Opera

the mag

'Twin Peaks' proved to fans, critics, and industry gatekeepers alike that television would no longer live in the shadow of film.

The Missing Links: Breaking Bad on Ice

Colin Patrick

What Was Your Best Subject?

Jason English

On Fridays, I ask a series of unrelated questions. Reading your answers helps me get through the afternoon. Answer one, answer all, or ask your own question. On to this week's topics...

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Cocktail Chemistry: What Makes Simple Syrup Simple?

Clair McLafferty

From its ingredients to its straightforward recipe, simple syrup might be the least complicated item on a bar. But its role in your favorite drinks is incredibly important.

17 Bizarre Natural Remedies From the 1700s

Erin McCarthy

The Surprising Passions of 11 Brilliant People

You already knew everyone on this list was brilliant and accomplished in his or her chosen field. What you might not have known is that they were also truly devoted to their less publicized passions.