Colin Ainsworth

Colin Ainsworth is a writer from Texas living in New York now.
30 Fun Food Holidays to Celebrate in 2021
Bizarre Fan Theories About Your Favorite Holiday Movies
Gifts for Dogs
5 Fast Facts About Muhammad Ali
13 Unusual Road Signs from Around the World
A Star Is Born Is Coming Back to Theaters With New Music and 12 Minutes of Additional Footage
10 Facts About Puffins
J.D. Salinger's Unpublished Work Will Be Coming to a Bookstore Near You
10 Couple's Gifts That You Can Both Enjoy This Valentine's Day
5 Fast Facts about the Lunar New Year
Historians Studying an ‘Ancient’ Scottish Stone Circle Learn It Was Built in the 1990s
A Brief History of the Beer Can
Book Sales Are Soaring—And Not Just the Digital Kind
The 20 Products Mental Floss Readers Loved Most in 2018
Yes, You Have Too Many Tabs Open on Your Computer—and Your Brain is Probably to Blame
FYI: The FDA Has Ceased Its Food Inspection Operations
50 Things Turning 50 in 2019
Why Do So Many Airports Have Chapels?
131 Essential Movies, According to Martin Scorsese
Here's the Perfect Temperature at Which You Should Drink Champagne
The Story Behind "The World's Hardest" Crossword Puzzle
Macaulay Culkin Is Home Alone (Again) in Hilarious New Google Ad
11 Perfect Pop Chart Lab Posters for Every Person on Your Gift List
5 Controversial Facts About Melvil Dewey and the Dewey Decimal System
Carvel Made Mental Floss a Gritty Ice Cream Cake
Surprise! 62 Percent of People Say Die Hard is Not a Christmas Movie
Good Luck, Gritty: 8 Sports Mascots that Struck Out


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