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24 Fantastic Frequentative Words And Where They Come From

4 days agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

If sniffle comes from sniff and chatter comes from chat, where do fizzle, waddle, and flutter come from?

Morning Cup of Links: Chess in the Movies

4 days agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

Check out these links to get your day started right!

Little Free Pantries

4 days agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

Inspired by Little Free Libraries, Little Free Pantries have been popping up across the nation.

Infographic: Brunch Your Way Around the Globe

4 days agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

Many international cities offer their own uniquely delicious version of the midday meal.

Forgotten Female Composer Finally Gets Credit for Her Famous Sonata

4 days agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

For decades, the long-lost “Easter Sonata” was thought to be the work of composer Felix Mendelssohn. In fact, it was his sister's creation.

'Sesame Street' Introduces Julia, a New Muppet With Autism

4 days agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

It’s important for kids without autism to see what autism can look like.

Emulate a Vintage Mac Running System 7 in Your Browser

4 days agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

If you used a Mac in the '80s or '90s, this will bring you right back.

Hear International Car Names Pronounced by Native Speakers

4 days agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

Never mispronounce names like Porsche, Volkswagen, and Hyundai again.

When Chuck Berry Became a Beach Boy

4 days agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

If you think the wholesale pilfering of songs began when Vanilla Ice swiped the bass line from David Bowie and Queen’s song “Under Pressure” for “Ice, Ice Baby,” think again.

The Strange Reason Snuggies Have Been Spending So Much Time in Court

4 days agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

Are Snuggies garments or blankets? Turns out the U.S. Court of International Trade has a strong opinion about that.

On This Day in 1957, Elvis Bought Graceland

5 days agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

He bought the mansion for his parents to live in.

WWI Centennial: The End of the Romanov Dynasty

5 days agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

Erik Sass is covering the events of the war exactly 100 years after they happened. This is the 270th installment in the series.

When the Queen Altered the Changing of the Guard

5 days agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

The Changing of the Guard ceremony at Buckingham Palace very rarely deviates from long-standing rituals, but when they do, it's a powerful message.

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