Mental Floss

A Perfect Paper Airplane

Roma Panganiban
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This is, allegedly, the necessary method to fold the world's best paper airplane. Everyone is encouraged to replicate this at home, and report back with their findings.

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There was plenty of darkness hidden amongst the magic of Harry Potter's wizarding world; concept art of eerie creatures inspired by the books that never made it into the films proves just what a struggle it must have been to keep the movies family-friendly.

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The covers of Jane Austen's novels, now widely considered classics of English literature, have seen quite a few costume changes in the 200+ years since their original publication.

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As if a well-groomed beard and/or moustache weren't delightful enough, there's a whole specialized vocabulary based around the facial hair aesthetic.

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Having spent most of her very long life in landlocked Tennessee, centenarian Ruby Holt saw the ocean for the first time this month, just weeks short of her 101st birthday.

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Bless the Thanksgiving experts who man the official Butterball turkey hotline, not only for their sage advice on the best way to baste a bird, but for their professionalism when faced with some truly absurd phone calls.

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Artist and mother Lenka Clayton's latest project, entitled 63 Objects Taken From My Son's Mouth, really speaks for itself.

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The menu for the very first Thanksgiving dinner likely focused less on turkey, and more on passenger pigeon, eel, and walnuts.

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