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How Restaurants Manipulate Menus To Make You Spend More Money

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 04.27.2015 | Taste

Americans are spending more on eating out than ever before, and restaurants are doing everything they can to up the bill. Professionals known as "menu...

How The Heck Is Decaf Coffee Made? This Video Breaks It Down.

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 09.04.2014 | Taste

So THIS is how they do it...

These 25 Famous Former Interns Are Proof That Hard Work Does Pay Off

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 08.29.2014 | College

Have you ever been asked to do something that seems a bit excessive at your internship -- like, say, fetch a seemingly endless number of obsessively i...

Everything You Never Knew About Amusement Parks

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 08.21.2014 | Comedy

Who doesn't like amusement parks? No one. Not a single person on this Earth dislikes amusements parks and general knowledge about amusement parks. Tha...

Decluttering With the Queen of Knives: Caution -- SHARP KNIVES Ahead

Janice Taylor | Posted 08.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Janice Taylor

Hola Tushkateers (members of the Kick in the Tush Club). Que tal? Que pasa? Whassup? How's it goin'? All A-Okay here. If you have been reading ...

The Crazy Truths Behind Your Favorite Children's TV Shows Might Just Blow Your Mind

Posted 03.12.2014 | TV

People tend to watch children's television at two very different points in their lives -- first as kids, and then again as parents. Seeing these seemi...

WATCH: 29 Common Alcohol Myths You Still Totally Believe

Posted 02.05.2014 | Taste

Stop worrying about "breaking the seal." There is no seal. If there is, you should get it checked out.

33 Weird Facts About 33 Colleges

The Huffington Post | Cate Matthews | Posted 01.24.2014 | College

When admissions office reps tour high school kids around the tall, storied buildings and stadiums of their possible future home, they usually neglect ...

WATCH: Putting 30 Popular Life Hacks To The Test

Posted 01.23.2014 | HuffPost Home

From eating Tic-Tacs the right way to folding a shirt like a boss, the Internet has taught us many, many invaluable life lessons. But for every bri...

Little-Known Thanksgiving Facts That Will Blow Your Mind

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 11.28.2013 | Comedy

Did you know that almost all foods considered to be traditional for the Thanksgiving table, are not actually traditional at all? We hate to burst ...

All Those Ridiculous Superstitions Explained

Posted 10.31.2013 | Comedy

John Green returns to Mental Floss' list series, this time explaining all those superstitions that make no sense whatsoever. Apparently, we're taking...

Life Hacks? More Like Lie Hacks

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 10.11.2013 | HuffPost Home

According to this really trustworthy thing we just discovered, called "the Internet," there are a lot of little things we can do to make life easier a...

WATCH: Fascinating Origins Of 42 Popular Idioms

Posted 10.02.2013 | Books

If idioms are your cup of tea, then you're going to have a field day with this delightful YouTube video in which the origins of more than 40 popular s...

Here's A Bunch Of Useless Info You Can't Resist

Posted 09.12.2013 | Comedy

Did you know that six miles of canoeing is called a "micromort?" Or that "dysenia" means having difficulty getting out of bed in the morning? Here's a...

WATCH: German Chocolate Cake Isn't German

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 08.22.2013 | Taste

Your world is about to be shaken.

WATCH: 79 Words You're Probably Saying Wrong

The Huffington Post | Hunter Stuart | Posted 07.31.2013 | Books

Did you know that "pinochle" is pronounced "pea-knuckle?" Or that the "e" isn't pronounced in the word "forte?" Or that "irregardless" isn't a word? (...

Animal Sex: Weirder Than We Thought

Posted 07.24.2013 | Comedy

This week, Mental Floss presents 26 of the weirdest animal mating habits. Porcupine sex is weirder than we could've imagined. Not that we were ima...

The Weirdest Medical Conditions You've Never Heard Of

Posted 06.06.2013 | Comedy

The smart folks over at Mental Floss have another mind-blowing list for you to geek out over this week. It's so mind-blowing, in fact, that it even me...

People Actually Believed This Sh*t?

Posted 05.30.2013 | Comedy

Come get your hoaxes here! From mermaids to fairies and of course, Balloon Boy. Mental Floss breaks down some of the most famous and ridiculous hoaxes...

50 Quotes You're Probably Getting Wrong

Posted 05.22.2013 | Comedy

A lot of history's most famous quotes are totally wrong. Martin Luther King, Jr., Marilyn Monroe, and Gandhi are misquoted all the time. MentalFloss s...

Guess Where It's Still Illegal To Commit Adultery

Posted 04.11.2013 | Comedy

You can't sell your eye in Texas and you – technically – can't have an affair in New York. Those are just two of the strange but true real U.S. la...

WATCH: 45 Things You Didn't Know About Presidents

Posted 03.28.2013 | Comedy

In this video from Mental Floss, John Green tells 45 facts about presidents that even the biggest presidential trivia nuts may not have known about. L...

Ron Swanson's Pyramid Of Greatness Or Mitt Romney's 'No Apology'?

mentalfloss.com | Posted 12.09.2012 | Comedy

It's harder to tell the difference than you might think....

55 Awesome Secret Diner Phrases

www.mentalfloss.com | Posted 11.22.2012 | Comedy

The origins of most diner phrases are shrouded in mystery or lost to history, and different regions and restaurants use different terminology for the ...

40 Funniest 'Breaking Bad' Tributes

Posted 07.16.2012 | Comedy

Breaking Bad might not be a comedy, but we think these fan tributes are pretty funny. ...