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

1. 16 Sequels Nobody Has Ever Heard Of, by Allison Lex
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2. The Stories Behind 6 Famous Advertising Slogans, by Stacy Conradt
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3. From North Korean Waitresses to American Bridesmaids: The Wide World of Compulsory Plastic Surgery, by Haley Sweetland Edwards
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4. 12 Twitchy Stereoscopic Photographs, by David K. Israel
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5. The Story Behind Scabby, the Giant Inflatable Union Rat, by Matt Soniak
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6. Odd Jobs: 15 Professions With Strange and Wonderful Names, by Bill DeMain
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7. 8 Amazing Garage Sale Finds, by Stacy Conradt
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8. The Toll of “Rassenschande” on a Family, by Miss Cellania
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9. 4 Regular People Who Negotiated High-Profile Surrenders, by Ethan Trex
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10. The London Riots and 7 Other Things Blamed on Social Media, by Allison Lex

Also Receiving Pageviews: Debt Free Zone: How Liechtenstein Manages to Live Within Its Means, by Ethan Trex * 10 Town Names That Will Make You Hungry, by Bill DeMain * 5 Famous Riots and the Art They Inspired, by Haley Sweetland Edwards * 7-Pound Purple Dumbbells and 14 Other Gimmicky Heisman Campaigns, by Scott Allen * What Does a Poet Laureate Actually Do?, by Haley Sweetland Edwards *Muppets Singing Classic Songs, by Chris Higgins

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