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How Kongar-ol Ondar Sang Two Notes at Once

Arika Okrent

This week the world of Tuvan throat singing lost one of its greats, when Kongar-ol Ondar died after suffering a brain hemorrhage.

The Missing Links: Wife Carrying and Other Weird Championships

Colin Patrick

Fun Facts and Cool Products for National Ice Cream Month!

Stock up in the mental_floss store!

7 Very Big Burgers

Roma Panganiban

Vegans and vegetarians, turn back now. There’s nothing here for you.

Tonight: Our Three Stooges Marathon is Headed for Primetime!

Jason English

The Lethal Soviet “Night Witches” of the 588th Night Bomber Unit

Maureen Monahan

What's Your Best Advice for College Students?

Jason English

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

6 Prehistoric Body Parts You Just Don’t See Around Anymore

Maggie Ryan Sandford

Sometimes the sheer wonder of the natural world can be overwhelming. So, at the risk of oversimplifying the following crazy-cool animals, allow us to highlight their most unusual structural features.

Why is “Weiner” Sometimes “Weener” and Sometimes “Whiner”?

Arika Okrent

10 Amazing Things Your Ashes Can Do After You Die

Amanda Green

Ashes to ashes, dust to ... vinyl? Here are 10 ways to give cremains a life after death.

5 Questions: Asia

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7 of John Adams' Greatest Insults

Mark Mancini

John Adams had a reputation for articulate jabs and razor-sharp put-downs at the expense of his rivals and allies alike.

Make Your Walls Smarter With These Rock Stars of Science Posters

Jamie Spatola

It’s so cliché having posters and photos of musicians on your walls; your walls could be smarter if they sported some rock stars of science, instead.