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Strange States: Delaware's Many Shipwrecks

Rob Lammle

Nintendo Music Performed by Robotic Piano and Drums

Chris Higgins

At the Libraries: Literary Mugshots

Miss Kathleen

5 Inventions That Enhanced Laziness

Floss books

These wonderful innovations made it easier to enjoy the simple pleasures of sinful idleness.

How Do Streets Get Named?

Will McGough

For the most part, real estate and subdivision developers have the privilege of naming new streets in the United States.

10 Sports Involving Pumpkins

Miss Cellania

When you think of pumpkin competitions, the first thing that comes to mind is the race to grow the world's largest pumpkin. Or even the largest at your local county fair.

The Nobel Winners Who Foiled the Führer

Matt Soniak

As the Nazis swallowed Europe, two scientists fought back with the only weapon they had: chemistry.

Last Week's Most Popular Stories

Jason English

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

7 Absolutely Insane Animal Defense Mechanisms

Jessica Hullinger

Scientists recently recorded footage of a never-before-seen defense mechanism deployed by a small species of deep-sea squid: When threatened, the squid attacks its predator and then pulls away, breaki

The Creepy Beauty of China's Totally Uninhabited Cities

Jill Harness

Weekend Links: Siri Speaks Up

Roma Panganiban

The Great Crab Migration

Chris Higgins

9 Saturday Night Live Movies That Were Never Made

Jennifer M Wood

These characters almost made the leap to the big screen.

The Late Movies: Covers of "Me and Bobby McGee"

Erica Palan

6 People Who Survived Their Own Executions

The Week Therese Oneill

In the past, people who survived judicial executions often did escape with their lives. It was often seen as an act of God and a declaration of innocence.