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Pop culture–inspired ‘Monopoly’ editions abound. This one lets you buy Peach’s castle as seen in ‘The Super Mario Bros. Movie.’
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If you’re looking for a break from your own office job, see how long it takes you to find all six eggs in this Easter-themed brainteaser.
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The snot-covered Garbage Pail Kids trading cards were all the rage in the 1980s. Once just 25 cents a pack, rare cards can now command thousands of dollars.
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The term is more commonly used on the West Coast, especially in northern California.
But don’t toss out your original Rubik’s Cube—the manufacturer will recycle it for you, free of charge.
From Bose headphones to Amazon Basics kitchen essentials, the most popular products that Mental Floss readers bought in 2022 really run the gamut.
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All five answers to the questions below have something in common. Can you figure it out?
A simple two-button trick circulating on TikTok is leaving old-school gamers rattled.
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This pyramid puzzle retraces Howard Carter's footsteps in honor of the 100th anniversary of King Tut's discovery.