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The Mystery of Knut the Polar Bear's Death Has Finally Been Revealed

3 days agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

Scientists have discovered the missing piece in Knut's tragic story.

12 Lesser-Known Wham-O Products You Have to See to Believe

3 days agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

The makers of the Hula Hoop would also like to interest you in a bomb shelter.

The Men Who Invented Fun: A History of Wham-O

3 days agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

A peek inside the zaniest toy factory in American history.

What's the Difference Between Aluminum and Aluminium?

3 days agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

A little peer pressure goes a long way in the chemistry world.

The Science Behind Antarctica's Blood Falls

3 days agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

Iron-rich brine from a subglacial lake accounts for Blood Falls' creepy crimson hue.

A Beautiful Townhouse With a Garden on Each Floor

3 days agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

Japanese architect Ryue Nishizawa designed a five story townhouse covered in plantlife.

Morning Cup of Links: Ramping Up the Star Wars Hype

3 days agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

Target’s ad for Star Wars merchandise contains neither movie clips nor images of the new merchandise. It will still get you excited about Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens, because it will remind you of a time when you loved Star Wars. The Force Awakens to force other movies off IMAX screens for a month. Show More Summary

10 Facts About Krakatoa's 1883 Eruption

3 days agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

This eruption—one of the most powerful and devastating eruptions in modern history—had effects worldwide.

Staring Into Someone's Eyes For 10 Minutes Can Cause Hallucinations, Study Says

3 days agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

Staring into someone's eyes for 10 seconds? Romantic. Staring into someone's eyes for 10 straight minutes? Kind of creepy—and, apparently, hallucinogenic.

14 Bizarre College Donations and the Strings Attached

4 days agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

For most of us, college donations entail little more than occasionally dropping a small check in the mail after receiving repeated pleas for cash from our alma maters. Some people, though, tend to be a bit more individualistic with their generosity. Let's take a look at some of the quirkier donations schools have received:1. Bequest Puts Jocks on the

Book-Scented Candles for Bibliophiles

4 days agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

Yes, your apartment can smell like a library—even if it's too small for one.

10 Superlative Facts About Guinness World Records

4 days agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

Guinness World Records has been taking note of superlative records for 60 years now.

An Airport in the UK is Offering Meals Designed to Make You Happier

4 days agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

You probably won’t board your flight any more chipper, though.

World's Oldest Flower Likely Lived Among the Dinosaurs

4 days agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

Earth's possible "first flower" doesn't have roots or petals, but it might be able to tell us a myriad of things about our own evolution and the future of pollination.

14 Bumpy Facts About ‘All About Eve’

4 days agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

At the age of 65, the backstage showbiz drama remains caustically funny and eerily timeless.

The Time Icelandic Environmentalists Teamed Up With Elves

4 days agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

Environmentalists protested the development of a road on both environmental and mystical grounds.

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