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The 11 Most Popular Stories We Posted Last Week

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

Girl standing atop Soviet tank in Red Square during the Communist hard liners’ coup attempt in August 1991. © David Turnley/CORBIS

6. The Soviet Union Was Dissolved 20 Years Ago Today, by Haley Sweetland Edwards
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7. RIP Harry Morgan, by Kara Kovalchik
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8. Months Before Lincoln Was Shot and Killed, He Was Very Nearly Shot and Killed, by Stacy Conradt
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9. Why Is a $100,000 Bill on a Billboard in New York?, by Ethan Trex
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10. The Planning of Pearl Harbor, by Erik Sass
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11. Shemp: The Forgotten Stooge, by Eddie Deezen

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