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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.

Beautiful Bacteria

Jill Harness

The Last Towns to Get Dial Telephones

Chris Higgins

Weekend Links: Hand-Drawn Maps of the United States

Roma Panganiban

Why Do They Call It Trinidad AND Tobago?

Haley Sweetland Edwards

Christopher Columbus did a lot of naming in his day. As it turns out, he had a hand in naming four of the five island-nations with two names. Is that an obscure enough fact for you?

The Late Movies: Made in America

Erica Palan

5 Ways to Avoid Being Rude (According to 100-Year-Old Etiquette Rules)

The Week Therese Oneill

Not eating the last piece of pie would have hugely insulted your friends in 1905

Breaking Bad as a 1995 Dramedy and 14 Other Recut Trailers

Stacy Conradt