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Last Week's Most Popular Stories

Jason English

In case you weren't obsessively refreshing mentalfloss.com all week, here's what you missed.

Weekend Links: The Real Origins of Common Adages

Roma Panganiban

Jim Henson's Home Movies Were Lovely

Chris Higgins

Entitled Run, Run, the four-minute film features Henson's daughters running in the Connecticut woods on an October afternoon in 1965.

Weekend Links: The Psychology of Scares

Roma Panganiban

A Goofy New/Old "Star Wars" Trailer

Chris Higgins

Going Viral: How Two Pakistani Brothers Created the First PC Virus

Jason Kersten

Before vigilante hackers like Anonymous tamed the Internet, two brothers started their own fight against software piracy. Their weapon: the first PC virus.

Our Most Popular Stories in October

Jason English

In case you weren't obsessively refreshing mentalfloss.com all month, here's what you missed.

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

12 Jobs People Decided to Give to Cats

Lucas Reilly

Think canines are the only four-legged creatures that can hold down jobs? Think again.

What’s the Deal with Those Last 4 Digits on ZIP Codes?

Matt Soniak

Houdini's Greatest Trick: Debunking Medium Mina Crandon

the mag

The magician is famous for his thrilling escapes, but the feat he should be known for is breaking into a séance.

What’s the Difference between Ghostbusters and The Real Ghostbusters?

Kara Kovalchik

Two animated series, both debuting in 1986, both containing the title of hit 1984 movie. Potato, potahto, just two quickie attempts to cash in on a popular franchise, right? Not so fast.

19 Things You Might Not Know About Nevada

Amanda Green

Yes, today's Halloween. But we bet you didn't know that on October 31, 1864, Nevada became the 36th state in the Union. Let's celebrate with 19 facts about the Silver State.

Sneak a Peek Inside Dracula’s Castle

Jennifer M Wood

Come freely. Go safely; and take a photo tour of Transylvania’s Bran Castle.

The Missing Links: Another Chupacabra Sighting

Colin Patrick