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Why Does Humidity Make Us Feel Hotter?

Is it really not the heat, but the humidity? With temperatures spiking around the country, we thought it was a good time to answer some questions about the heat index. → Read More

6 Amazing Facts About Sally Ride

Sally Ride—the first American woman in space—paved the way for female astronauts, and proved there is such thing as a stupid question. → Read More

5 Facts About Edgar Allan Poe

You can quote 'The Raven.' But how well do you know Edgar Allan Poe's quirky sense of humor and code-cracking abilities? → Read More

5 Facts About Edgar Allan Poe on His 210th Birthday

You can quote 'The Raven.' But how well do you know the writer’s quirky sense of humor and code-cracking abilities? → Read More

100 Years Later: Remembering Boston's Great Molasses Flood of 1919

On January 15, 1919, Beantown suffered one of history’s strangest disasters. → Read More

Remembering Boston's Great Molasses Flood of 1919

On January 15, 1919, Boston suffered one of history’s strangest disasters when the “Great Molasses Flood” tore through the city's North End and deposited so much gooey residue that locals claimed they could still smell the molasses on warm days decades later. → Read More

6 Surprising Facts About Boxing Day

Relax, Hallmark conspiracy theorists: Boxing Day isn’t some prank to confuse America. It’s a real holiday in the United Kingdom and other European countries that dates back to the days of Queen Victoria. → Read More

Why Do the Lions and Cowboys Always Play on Thanksgiving?

Why do the Detroit Lions and Dallas Cowboys always take to the field for a Thanksgiving football game? Because it's tradition! But how did this tradition begin? → Read More

A Brief History of Zubaz

Let’s take a look back at the hottest zebra-striped pants of the early '90s. → Read More

A Brief History of Zubaz

When we think of Zubaz today, “utilitarian” probably isn’t the first word that pops into our heads. → Read More

9/11 and the Hospitable People of Gander, Newfoundland

In the immediate aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, our Canadian neighbors in Gander, Newfoundland sprang into action. → Read More

The Dog Who Saved the World Cup for England

Although England's Geoff Hurst booted four goals to lead the home team to victory, the real hero of the 1966 World Cup was an English pooch named Pickles. → Read More

5 Things You Didn't Know About Sally Ride

Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com. → Read More

What Makes #2 Pencils So Special?

Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com. → Read More

Sergeant Stubby: The Drool Sergeant of World War I

Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com. → Read More

Sergeant Stubby: The Drool Sergeant of World War I

Any dog can fight. But only one could help win the Great War. → Read More

5 Things You Might Not Know About Wallis Simpson

Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com. → Read More

Why Do College Basketball Teams Cut Down the Nets?

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How Does One Become A Knight?

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5 Things You Might Not Know About Ansel Adams

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