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Astronomers Pinpoint the Exact Time of the V-J Day Kiss

2 days agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

One of history's most famous photos now has a time-stamp, thanks to a determined trio of physicists.

Cut Out the Middle Man With Instant Pickles

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Sometimes the pickle cravings come on hard and fast, and there's no time to run out to your nearest grocery store or deli. Enter  The Oakland Toy Lab's Instant Pickles Instructables guide, which can make your pickle-snacking dreams a reality—in less than a minute.  Normal pickling can take about two days, but this process takes only 30 seconds. Show More Summary

The Time a King's Head Turned Up in Some Guy's Attic

2 days agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

Frenchman Jacques Bellanger was using his storage space for more than just dusty Christmas decorations.

Eat Lunch 20 Feet Underwater

2 days agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

People ordering seafood might be a little self conscious with live fish looking over their shoulders.

Teachers Transform Lockers into Book Spines

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School might be out for summer, but teachers at Biloxi Junior High School in Mississippi are already preparing for the fall.

The World's First Emergency Phone Number

2 days agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

More than six decades after Alexander Graham Bell's revolutionary invention, Londoners realized a telephone-based emergency response system might come in handy.

11 Outlandish Ways Aristocrats Displayed Their Wealth During the Gilded Age

2 days agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

Here are some ludicrous ways the one percent of the turn of the 20th century spent their money—because, well, they could.

What Are Computer Cookies?

2 days agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

Browser cookies are the Internet’s memory. They remember your email password and the items in your Amazon shopping cart so you don’t have to. In 1994, Lou Montulli, the same genius who first suggested putting animated GIFs on the Web, invented these chunks of data. Show More Summary

15 Things You Might Not Know About 'The Perfect Storm'

2 days agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

The fog's just lifting on the movie's 15 year anniversary.

Morning Cup of Links: Tale of the Red Wall

2 days agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

This Graffiti Artist’s Epic Battle With A Clean-Up Crew Is a Great Story, Told in Pictures. The wall is red, and must stay that way. A conviction in Britain once met being shipped off to Australia -possibly for the rest of your life. Show More Summary

5 Science-Backed Ways to Fall in Love

2 days agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

Want someone to love you? Give these techniques a try.

9 Old-Fashioned Ways to Climb the Social Ladder

3 days agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

Before reality television or Instagram fame were around to catapult people up the social ladder, here are the often-extreme measures would-be socialites had to resort to.

15 'Star Wars' Movie Locations You Can Actually Visit

3 days agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

The people at Lucasfilm traveled to locations around the world in order to bring the "galaxy far, far away" to life.

Japanese Mourn Loss of Feline Stationmaster

3 days agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

Last weekend, thousands gathered in Japan to mourn the passing of Tama, the honorary stationmaster of the Kishi train station—who was also a cat. She died earlier in the week of heart failure at age 16, and people in the area are heartbroken. Tama might have seemed to be a typical cat, living a life filled with naps and lots of petting. Show More Summary

Best Friends Build Own Private Neighborhood to Be Together Forever

3 days agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

Four close-knit couples in Texas came up with a clever way to live together while maintaining their independence.

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