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Spend the Night in Paris's Bone-Filled Catacombs

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Lodging website Airbnb isn’t hurting for unusual accommodations, but none of them have the spook factor of its latest listing.

WWI Centennial: Central Powers Invade Serbia

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The First World War was an unprecedented catastrophe that shaped our modern world. Erik Sass is covering the events of the war exactly 100 years after they happened. This is the 204th installment in the series.    October 6, 1915: Central...Show More Summary

See What the India-Pakistan Border Looks Like From Space

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The powerful security lights on the international border create an orange line so bright, it can be seen from the International Space Station.

A Venomous Snail Might Someday Help You Sleep

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A new study finds that peptides from marine snail venom helps mice snooze.

880-foot Megatsunami Slammed an Island off West Africa 73,000 Years Ago

2 days agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

The giant wave was so powerful that it dislodged boulders from the island's shores and swept them onto its mainland.

8 Shakespearean Terms We Still Haven't Cracked

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Some of the words Shakespeare coined are still mysterious centuries later.

Thanks to Smartphones, 20 Percent of San Francisco’s 911 Calls are Butt Dials

2 days agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

Accidental calls are putting a strain on San Francisco's emergency dispatch system.

When Walt Disney Opened an Elementary School

2 days agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

The principal's office had a door sign that read "Captain Hook."

10 Perfectly Paired Facts About ‘Harold and Maude’

2 days agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

In 1971, it was a box office disaster. Today, the brutally dark rom-com is considered a masterpiece.

Announcing 'Brain Surgery Live With Mental Floss' on Nat Geo!

2 days agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

We're happy to announce that we have teamed up with Nat Geo for a television event unlike anything you've ever seen before: Brain Surgery Live With Mental Floss. Premiering later this month, Brain Surgery Live With Mental Floss is aShow More Summary

15 Incredible Destinations for Fall Foliage

2 days agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

As summer fades and cool air fills our lungs, nothing beats gazing at a warm rainbow of autumn leaves.

Maryland Built the World's Largest Man-Made Oyster Reef

2 days agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

The bivalve mollusks will filter the water, repopulate the over-fished estuary, and hopefully help save the Bay.

The Missing Links: The Amount of Time Jim Spent on Pranks

2 days agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

If you watched the American version of The Office you know that Jim was constantly pranking his co-worker Dwight. You might wonder how Jim ever got any work done after spending so much time concocting new schemes—we now know exactlyShow More Summary

IKEA Tests Movable Walls to Add Flexibility to Tiny Apartments

2 days agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

IKEA hopes to make the structures available to the public in the next three years.

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