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Retracing Edsel Ford's 1915 Road Trip in a Model T

4 days agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

A 1915 Model T is traveling across the country, replicating a drive Edsel Ford took to the World's Fair 100 years ago.

WWI Centennial: British Defeat Turks at Nasiriya

4 days agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

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 194th installment in the series.  July 24, 1915: British...Show More Summary

Bison Do Not Want To Be in Your Selfies (and It Would Be Safer If You Stopped Trying)

4 days agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

Yellowstone National Park had their fifth bison-related injury of the summer after a 43-year-old woman tried to take a selfie with the 3,500-pound animal.

7 Surprising Uses for Tequila

4 days agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

Mexico’s patron spirit is good for more than just one hell of a hangover

Designing City Maps for the Blind

4 days agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

Dr. Joshua Miele has created maps of San Francisco's BART system that are auditory and tactile.

Is This Leggy Creature a Snake Ancestor? Scientists Disagree

4 days agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

Researchers say a new fossil from Brazil indicates that snakes evolved from burrowing lizards.

Irish Citizens Can Finally Criticize Henry VIII's Marriage to Anne Boleyn

4 days agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

Congratulations, Ireland! You're now free to trash talk Anne Boleyn as much as you want.

18 Straightforward Facts About 'Donnie Darko'

4 days agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

When many of us first met Jake Gyllenhaal, he was taking orders from a rabbit named Frank.

Gaze Upon the Beautiful World of Scaffolding

4 days agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

The blog "Scaffoldage" shows that scaffolding can be as beautiful as the buildings it's helping to maintain.

Acupuncture May Work By Blocking Stress Hormones

4 days agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

Acupuncture's ability to relieve pain and stress has never been well understood by Western medicine.

The Missing Links: Chipotle Loves You Back

4 days agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

Hayley Harding finds links to get you through the afternoon.

Feeling Down? Try A Spontaneous Trip

4 days agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

Proving or disproving the veracity of the old adage, "money can't buy happiness," has fascinated economists, psychologists, and other scientists for years—seemingly even more so recently. There have been studies that show more moneyShow More Summary

Farming May Be Much Older Than We Thought

4 days agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

Israeli researchers say a band of hunter-gatherers began experimenting with plant cultivation some 23,000 years ago.

Pod City: Porn Music, Fritos, and More of This Week’s Podcast Highlights

4 days agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

Looking for a tall, frothy podcast to pair with your commute and/or sunny vacation? This week I round up notable episodes featuring Stephen Colbert, Willie Nelson, and other fine folks.

Mexican Government and Street Artists Unite The Community

4 days agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

The  district of  Palmitas  in  Pachuca  in Mexico recently underwent a facelift.  In an effort to unite the community,  Germen Crew  and the government of Mexico collaborated to paint a mural that stretched over 20,000  square meters of surface on 209 houses. Show More Summary

The Weird Week in Review

4 days agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

The strangest news stories of the week.

The Science Behind the Nearly Escape-Proof Rooms in 'Race to Escape'

4 days agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

All that stands between a team and a $25,000 grand prize is a series of challenges that, when solved, will unlock a door.

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