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Not-So-Famous Firsts: Tornado Edition

Kara Kovalchik

It is believed that a journal entry made by Massachusetts Bay Colony governor John Winthrop on July 5, 1643, is the first recorded sighting of a tornado in what would become the United States.

The Weirdest Weapons of the Allies

Jill Harness

During World War II, it seems that the Allies were willing to experiment with just about anything that could potentially help them win the war. Including a stink bomb.

The Dude's Rug

Colin Patrick

If you’ve seen The Big Lebowski, you know that The Dude laments all throughout the movie the loss of an area rug that “really tied the room together.” For the currently running Quentin vs.

The Shared Lives of Unusually Close Twins

Miss Cellania

Most of us, at one time or another, imagine what it would be like if there were another person just like us. Twins already know what this is like.

Brain Game: Really, Really Bad Rebus #24

Thanks for checking out the mentalfloss.com Brain Game. Today, Think Thursday brings with it a new Really, Really Bad Rebus.

Morning Cup of Links: Going Camping

Miss Cellania

The Sex Trafficking of American Girls.

5 Questions: Test Tube

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8 Movie Star Life Stories (That Were Completely Made Up)

Mark Juddery

You know you shouldn't believe everything you read about famous actors and actresses.

The Quick 10: The Price of 10 Pieces of Marilyn Monroe Memorabilia

Stacy Conradt

You might have heard it in the news today: Marilyn Monroe, had she not died of “acute barbiturate poisoning” in 1962, would have been 85.

What's Going On?

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Forty years ago, Marvin Gaye released the seminal album What's Going On. With its unique song cycle structure and lyrics that touched on nearly every social issue of the day, it was an instant hit and has remained a classic. Do you know what's going on with What's Going On?

The Late Movies: Covers of the Pixies

Chris Higgins

The Pixies have had a special place in my heart since I discovered Doolittle in 1996 -- three years after the band had broken up and seven years after the album was released.

Amazing Underground Walks

Jill Harness

Want to go on an amazing vacation this summer filled with adventures that would even make our notorious explorer Ransom Riggs jealous?

Seawise Giant: You Can't Keep a Good Ship Down

Ethan Trex

We’ve all heard of the Titanic and the Exxon Valdez. The story of the tanker than was once known as the Seawise Giant is much less familiar, although it’s every bit as memorable.

How Did You Know Courtney Scott?

David K. Israel

We had a lot of fun giving away daily neatorama prizes this month! We hope you continue to enjoy this new aspect of the game. Thanks for being active on the Facebook page.

Trading a Paperclip for a House

Chris Higgins

Kyle MacDonald famously traded a red paperclip for a house, using a series of shrewd trades, great PR, and the power of the internet. In this five-minute video, MacDonald explains how it happened.