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What Does The TSA Do With Your Confiscated Stuff?

Matt Soniak

Reader Aly, returning from a trip, asks, “What does the TSA do with all those confiscated items? Mostly, they confiscated my shampoo and I want it back, but I am also curious.”

Morning Cup of Links: Women in the Marines

Miss Cellania

Why We Eat What We Eat On Thanksgiving

Ethan Trex

How did these dishes become the national "what you eat on Thanksgiving" options?

Q&A: Boardwalk Empire's Atlantic City Consultant

Jennifer M Wood

As Boardwalk Empire concludes its fourth season, Atlantic City consultant Vicki Gold Levi shares her real-life recollections of the city’s glory days.

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 Dog Who Really Eats Homework

Roma Panganiban

Leonardo da Vinci's Piano/Cello Hybrid

Chris Higgins

Q&A: Frederique Olivier, Camerawoman on Penguins: Waddle All the Way

Erin McCarthy

Intrepid camerawoman Frederique Olivier has traveled the world capturing stunning images of wildlife in its natural habitat.

Weekend Links: Van Damme’s Split

Roma Panganiban

The Chemistry of Cookies

Chris Higgins

11 Functional Homemade TARDISes

Miss Cellania

There are many Doctor Who fans who want a TARDIS that works, even if they have to make their own.

10 Strange Protests

DeAnna Kerley

These groups eschewed typical protests for something a little more creative.

12 Proposed Movie Sequels That Thankfully Never Happened

Jennifer M Wood

Some movies beg for a sequel. These are not those movies.

The Missing Links: Even Candy Is Going Digital

Colin Patrick

Watch the Surf Punks Explain the Latest Slang in this '80s News Report

Arika Okrent

Slang has to start somewhere. According to this late '80s video report, the kids were picking it up from California.