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The Top-Secret Inauguration of Rutherford B. Hayes

Jake Rossen

The March 5, 1877 inauguration of Hayes was merely for show. Though the public didn't know it, he was already their president.

5 Elements of a Great Joke

Shaunacy Ferro

See a breakdown of how a master comedian like Louis C.K. puts together a joke.

When—and How—to Say 'No' at Work

Kirstin Fawcett

Don't be scared to turn down assignments you're too time-strapped to satisfactorily complete.

Replace Your Inspirational Posters With Retro Patent Prints

Michele Debczak

A reminder that even the biggest success stories had humble beginnings.

Wander the Virtual Halls of One of the World's Largest Prison Museums

Shaunacy Ferro

Denmark's Horsen State Prison closed in 2006.

Make Your Own Knit Unicorn Trophy

Rebecca OConnell

Why hunt when you can knit?

Did William Henry Harrison Really Die of Pneumonia?

Jay Serafino

People are still torn over the belief that the ninth president died of pneumonia after not wearing a coat to his inauguration.

Watch Nick Offerman Recite a Poem About Chopping Firewood

Kirstin Fawcett

Ron Swanson would be proud.

Watch AMNH's Giant Blue Whale Get Its Annual Cleaning

Stacy Conradt

5 Questions: In"aug"uration Day

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See What 'Super Mario Bros.' Looks Like as a Moving LEGO Set

Shaunacy Ferro

Two of your favorite childhood pastimes are together at last.

9 Surprising Facts About Student Debt

Presented by Prudential.

35 Fascinating Facts About Presidential Inaugurations Past

mentalfloss.com

From drunk VPs to poisoned pigeons, anything can happen on Inauguration Day—and often does.

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