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

1. How 17 Great American Cities Got Their Names, by Ethan Trex
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2. The Stories Behind 8 Back-to-School Essentials, by Rob Lammle
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3. 5 Things You Didn't Know About John Tyler, by Ethan Trex
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4. Vaseline: The Miracle Jelly Turns 140, by Linda Rodriguez
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5. By the Numbers: The Top 10 Tweeters, by David K. Israel
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6. And The Award For Least Economical Typeface Goes To"¦, by Colin Perkins
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7. Sit Right Back: Tales of Gilligan's Island, by Kara Kovalchik
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8. 9 Silly Venn Diagrams, by Miss Cellania
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9. 4 Famous People Convicted of Perjury, by Ethan Trex
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10. The Quick 10: 10 Mating Rituals We're Glad Humans Don't Do, by Stacy Conradt


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