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Erik Sass is covering the events of WWI exactly 100 years later. The Siege of Antwerp —
Truman Capote was born 90 years ago today. Here are 10 things you might not know about the famous writer —
How -sauce Became a Suffix —
"I read the book. I read the script. I saw the movie. I still don't understand it."
The average fee for using an out-of-network ATM is now $4.35. (via @theskimm)
Where Do the Amish Go for Vacation? —
10 Coffee Facts for National Coffee Day —
Where Does the Dollar Sign Come From? —
10 Verbs With Two Past-Tense Forms That Creeped (or Crept) Into English —
A Tool to Help You Jumble and Remix the Internet —
Weekend Links: Mind Tricks to Get What You Want —
How Liqueur Is Made, And How to Make a Drink With Liqueur —
6 Modern Societies Where Women Literally Rule —
14 Essential Talking Points About the Berenstain Bears —
Why Did Kamikaze Pilots Wear Helmets? —
11 Celebrated Artists Who Didn't Quit Their Day Jobs —
Which of these would you most want to see? 12 Movies That Were Shot, Never Finished via @mental_floss
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As Connery put it, "I read the book. I read the script. I saw the movie. I still don't understand it."
The Molting, Mildly Revolting Japanese Spider Crab —
On this date in 1777—and only this date—Lancaster, Penn., was the capital of the U.S.
The mysterious Confederate deserter who became John Wilkes Booth's right-hand man —
On This Date in 1983, Stanislav Petrov Single-Handedly Prevented Nuclear War —
10 Obscure Electronic Musical Instruments —
It's Movies with a Twist on @IFC featuring mental_floss facts. Today's showing: The Punisher —
12 U.S. States That Considered Splitting Apart —
12 Old Words That Survived by Getting Fossilized in Idioms —
11 Tips for Outdoor Cooking in an Urban Setting — // Presented by @MBUSA
What's the Deal With "What's the Deal With..."? —
40 'Saturday Night Live' Facts for Season 40 —
Mob football and baseball with no innings are just two of the 29 Early Sports Rules on @mental_floss this week.…
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Top Ten Facts About 'Late Night With David Letterman' — (via @BrianAbrams)
WWI Centennial: The Race to the Sea Begins —
11 Ways to Train for a Marathon With Just Sidewalks — // Presented by @MBUSA
10 Recent Bestsellers People Tried to Ban (and Why) —
Pinokio: The Robot Lamp That Wants Your Attention —
Steven Soderbergh's "Raiders of the Lost Ark" —