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Back-To-School is Cause For Celebration!

Jamie Spatola

Floss:Handmade Flossy Back-to-School 2/3

17 Wonderfully Sweet Watermelon Carvings

Jill Harness

Chandelier Made from Nintendo Zappers

Erin McCarthy

The Missing Links: Where Ninjas Go Shopping

Colin Patrick

27 Celebrity Patent Holders

Ethan Trex Erin McCarthy

A number of well-known public figures hold patents for various innovations. Here are a few of our favorites.

The Time Ronald Reagan Was Nearly Strangled By A Chimp

Mark Mancini

Making Bedtime for Bonzo was certainly not monkey business; in fact, one unfortunate run-in with its leading ape nearly cost future president Ronald Reagan his life.

Star Wars Music (and More) as You've Never Heard It Before

Chris Higgins

Is It True That Elephants Never Forget?

Sean Hutchinson

While it may be an exaggeration, there's more truth to the adage than you might realize.

The Stories Behind 8 Back-to-School Essentials

Rob Lammle

Annoy your kids with your newfound knowledge and they'll actually want to go back to school.

How to Dominate at Arm Wrestling

You’ve been challenged to an arm wrestling duel, and the guy has pythons that would make Popeye squirm.

15 Offbeat Holidays You Can Celebrate in September

Laura Turner Garrison

There are plenty of reasons to party this month.

Early Footage of 10 Famous Musical Acts from the '90s

Adrienne Crezo

Red Hong Yi Creates Birds From Petals

Jill Harness

Mythbuster Jamie Hyneman's Career as a Boat Captain

Chris Higgins

Last Week's Most Popular Stories

Jason English

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