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

1. 19 Things You Might Not Know Were Invented in Canada, by Amanda Green

2. What Does Your Flight Number Mean?, by Will McGough

3. 11 Obscure Regional Phrases That Describe Excessive Heat, by Jason English

4. 6 Unconventional Uses for Tennis Balls, by Jessica Bloustein Marshall

5. Where Does the Word "Hoser" Come From?, by Sean Hutchinson

6. 5 Courtship Rituals from Colonial America, by Therese Oneill

7. 10 Things You Didn't Know About the Statue of Liberty, by Stacy Conradt

8. The Last Words and Final Moments of 38 Presidents, by Stacy Conradt

9. What Causes Morning Breath?, by Roma Panganiban

10. How 5 Other Countries Approach Childbirth, by Amanda Green

11. 8 Non-Boring Moments in Canadian History, by Chris Lombardo and Noel Boivin

12. The True Stories of 4 Victorian Fasting Girls, by Stacy Conradt

13. Why Our Calendars Skipped 11 Days in 1752, by Chris Stokel-Walker

14. The Summer Jobs of 14 Future U.S. Presidents, by Lucas Reilly

15. How 5 Lottery Winners Paid It Forward, by Amanda Green