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What You Look Like When You Sneeze

Miss Cellania

5 Questions: Oscar Noms

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11 Colorful Phrases From Ancient Roman Graffiti

Mark Mancini

11 Common Words You're Probably Mispronouncing

Amanda Green

Ever feel embarrassed when you don't know how to say a word? Don't be. Even the most fluent English speakers—and, ahem, political figures—stumble. Besides, pronunciations change over time.

Why Is a Baker's Dozen 13?

Ethan Trex

Morning Cup of Links: The Government Shutdown

Miss Cellania

The Criminal Lives of 5 Classical Musicians

David W Brown

If you want to see the right way to stick it to the man, you’ve got to look at the greats of classical music.

Where Did the Looney Tunes “Acme Corporation” Come From?

Matt Soniak

5 Questions: ‘List’-o-Mania

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Morning Cup of Links: Sauron's Eye Mote

Miss Cellania

What is Orbiting the Eye of Sauron? If it's a planet, it's a truly weird one.*Artist Bill Robles has sketched courtroom scenes for fifty years.

A Day With NYC's Pothole Crew

Chris Higgins

The Daily Pothole is a blog tracking the number of potholes filled each day in New York City.

Does Drinking Alcohol Really Keep You Warm When It's Cold Out?

Daven Hiskey

Daven Hiskey runs the wildly popular interesting fact website Today I Found Out. To subscribe to his “Daily Knowledge” newsletter, click

Infographic Names 21 Emotions with No English Word Equivalents

Erin McCarthy

While we may have many words we can use to represent our emotions, there are some feelings that no English word can describe.

Brain Game: Baby Girl

Today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Wednesday Wordplay challenge is decidedly pink.

Morning Cup of Links: Zoo Cool

Miss Cellania

David Finlayson of the New York Philharmonic attached a GoPro camera to the slide of his trombone. The result is ridiculously mesmerizing.*The Scariest Scenes in Cinema.

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