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World War I Centennial: Ford Introduces Assembly Line

Erik Sass

6 Weird Halloween Patents

Erin McCarthy

Since at least the early 1900s, inventors have been trying to make Halloween even scarier through technology.

Meet the Beer Fridge That Opens Only for Canadians

Lucas Reilly

Next time you backpack Europe, it may be a good idea to take along your closest Canadian friend. You just might end up with all the free beer you’d ever want.

The Missing Links: Explaining Dino Erotica

Colin Patrick

ABSOLUT Merges Art, Tech and Fashion in TRANSFORM TODAY Collaboration (Sponsored)

In a call to all daring spirits to embrace transformation, ABSOLUT has partnered with four experiential artists from a range of creative disciplines.

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