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Blood Found in a Dried Squash Belongs to Louis XVI

Erin McCarthy

Image courtesy of The History Blog. The dried, hollowed out squash is ornately decorated, emblazoned with the portraits of French revolutionary heroes and intriguing passages of text: “On January 2

The Missing Links: Weird New Laws of the Land

Colin Patrick

Preparing For the Coming Cyber Wars This connected little town was developed just to be wrecked by hacker terrorists. * The Internet Pays Some M*%#&#f@*%#ing

Over the Borderline: The Little Bit of Minnesota That Could Have Gone Canadian

Matt Soniak

If you look at a map of North America, you’ll notice that the Canada–United States border is strikingly straight from the Pacific Ocean to about a third of the way across Minnesota, where it hiccups a

Did Neil Armstrong Mislead the World About His 'One Small Step' Line?

The Week

By Chris Gayomali The famed quote wasn't quite so spontaneous after all, at least according to the late astronaut's

The Blogger Abides: Words and Phrases I've Misused

Chris Higgins

Good news, everyone! I wrote a book! It's called The Blogger Abides, and it's based on my experience writing for Mental Floss and other publications over the years.

10 Cocktails Inspired by Pop Culture

Jill Harness

Have you ever wanted to drink just like your favorite book, TV, movie or video game character, or at least drink a cocktail inspired by them? Well, good news.

Do Lobsters Really Mate for Life?

Matt Soniak

We already learned over the summer that watching Friends is not the best way to learn about wildlife or first aid.

Places That Could Use a Little mental_floss

Ethan Trex

Having cancer is really boring. Don’t get me wrong; it’s also terrifying, stressful, and exhausting. But a lot of the time, it’s just mind-numbingly boring.

Utterly Amazing Paper Sculptures

Jill Harness

Artist Cheong-ah Hwang's amazing paper creations almost look like origami upon first glance, but when you really start looking at her pop-culture dioramas, you soon realize that that amazing leve

Brain Game: Twenty Thirteen

Today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Wednesday Wordplay challenge is a word ladder that celebrates the dawn of a brand new year.

Morning Cup of Links: Seeing-eye Cat

Miss Cellania

The 20 Most Beautiful Bookstores in the World. Flavorwire's most popular article of 2012 will make you wish to travel the word just to buy books. * A blind dog gets a seeing-eye cat.

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12 Historical Speeches Nobody Ever Heard

Lucas Reilly

For every speech, there are a bunch of versions that ended up on the writers' room floor. Here are 12 speeches that were written but, for a variety of reasons, never delivered.

29 Games Nobody Plays Anymore

Paul Anthony Jones

How to Sing Like The Beatles

Chris Higgins

Galeazzo Frudua is a fantastic Italian singer who specializes in deconstructing the complex harmonies of The Beatles.