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13 Life-Changing (or not) Flowcharts

Miss Cellania

The Earliest Electric Vehicle Adopters: Women in Corsets

Kristen Hall-Geisler

Electric vehicles are getting a lot of press these days.

Nail Clipping in Space

Chris Higgins

What's the Difference between Churches, Chapels, and Cathedrals?

Roma Panganiban

For every world religion, there is a place to worship. For Christianity, there are a confusing variety of names for these places, which are frequently—but incorrectly—used interchangeably.

It's T-Shirt Tuesday!

Erin McCarthy

The Late Movies: Animals and iPads

How to Get Past A Lock

Dan Lewis

Dan Lewis runs the popular daily newsletter Now I Know ("Learn Something New Every Day, By Email"). We've invited him to share some of his stories on mental_floss this week.

Eerie and Hypnotic: Wave Pendulums

Chris Higgins

Breathtaking Nature Footage ... Taken from a Drone

The Week

Remote-control aerial photography is here. Are we ready?

The Missing Links: Your Weirdest Thoughts As Art

Colin Patrick

5 On-The-Border Attractions

Bryan Dugan

Borders between states and nations have often been met by contention.

Swissted: Punk Rock Gig Posters Reinterpreted in Swiss Modernist Style

Erin McCarthy

On the surface, it might not seem like punk rock and Swiss modernism have much in common—but pick up Mike Joyce's book Swissted, out tomorrow, and you'll see that the music and art movements

Brain Game: Math Square #160

Sandy Wood

Did Pirates Really Make People Walk the Plank?

Matt Soniak

Yes, but not as often as modern pop culture would have us think.