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What's the Right Way to Make a Mojito?

Clair McLafferty

Its fresh ingredients are what make it special (and the bane of a few bartenders).

See Vintage Pictures of the Opening of the Bronx Zoo's African Plains Exhibit

Rebecca OConnell

Watch a news reporter hide in a box while lions steal his camera.

10 Hospitable Facts About ‘Troll 2’

Mark Mancini

You’d assume that a film called ‘Troll 2’ would include at least one troll. It does not.

Before PlayStation, Sony Tinkered With a "Prototype TV Game Machine"

Rudie Obias

Sony's interest in video game consoles dates back to the 1970s.

Researchers Discovered a Bizarre, Neon Jellyfish Near the Mariana Trench

Michele Debczak

It was spotted 2.3 miles below the surface.

Time for Some Mental Hygiene: It's the mental_floss Weekly Puzzle

Celebrate the Frappuccino's 21st Birthday With a Festive, Cake-Flavored Drink

Kirstin Fawcett

Eat your birthday cake—and drink it, too.

Belgium's Government to Hand Out Iodine Pills In Case of Nuclear Attack

Shaunacy Ferro

Iodine reduces radiation buildup in the thyroid.

Show & Tell: A Campaign Torch Helmet

Rebecca Onion

Political campaigns used to hold late-night parades, when this helmet with a wick would have come in handy.

8 Reasons to Take a Train This Summer

Lina Zeldovich

Just as slow food and slow living movements are becoming the trend, it may be time to decelerate travel too.

Map of the Word for ‘Plastic Bag’ in the Dialects of France

Arika Okrent

Watch This Homemade Hoverbike Take Flight

Andrew LaSane

See how this YouTuber designed and built a flying machine from scratch.

A Weasel May Have Shut Down the Large Hadron Collider

Kate Horowitz

No opponent is too big for a tenacious weasel.

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Odd news stories from all over.

7 Makeup Tips You Should Know If You Wear Glasses

Dana Schwartz

Helpful tips for the sliding and staining that occurs when you're a farsighted fashionista.

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