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WWI Centennial: Coup in Constantinople, Betrayal in the Balkans, Conniving in the Caucasus

Erik Sass

Installment #53: In January 1913 there was reason to hope the First Balkan War was winding down.

5 Fictional Companies Owned by Microsoft

David W Brown

Microsoft runs an entire corporate empire you might not know about, but are probably hosting somewhere on your computer.

Super Mario Bros. in 5 Minutes

Chris Higgins

In late 2011, Andrew Gardikis set a record for a "speed run" on <em>Super Mario Bros.</em> -- this means he played through the entire game as quickly as possible (yes, he used th

The Missing Links: Weird and Wonderful Scents

Colin Patrick

9 Amazing Masters of Hyperrealism

Jill Harness

For some artists, the prevalence of cameras in our modern world is a challenge to make even more realistic artwork.

Why is a Fake Doctor Called a Quack?

Matt Soniak

Quack, in the sense of a medical impostor, is a shortening of the old Dutch quacksalver (spelled kwakzalver in the modern Dutch), which originally meant a person who cures with home remedies, and then

Brain Game: Chilly Willy

Sandy Wood

He Could Have Discovered America, but He Wanted to See His Parents

Matt Soniak

The story of Bjarni Herjólfsson.

Morning Cup of Links: Witty Eateries

Miss Cellania

The Late Movies: 6 Stirring Speeches From America's Best Fictional Presidents

Erica Palan

The History of "Heart and Soul"

Kara Kovalchik

Snapshots of the 1917 Russian Revolution

Erin McCarthy

Introducing SmartyPants, Now in the mental_floss Store!

Mangesh Hattikudur

20 Recyclable Objects That Might Surprise You

Lucas Reilly

The Missing Links: What Astronauts Eat

Colin Patrick