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Star Wars nerds have cooked up tons of outlandish fan theories over the years. Was Chewbacca a secret agent? Do Ewoks enjoy the taste of human flesh? Was Darth Vader hiding behind the grassy knoll? Read here and decide for yourself.  
 
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Prince Charles owns an Aston Martin that runs on biofuel made from old wine. Learn that and more with these 24 facts about vino. 
 
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Edgar Allan Poe’s dad didn’t want his son to be a writer. Florence Nightingale’s mom cringed at the thought of her daughter being a nurse. Here are 15 reasons to ignore your parents and chase your dreams. 
 
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Here’s a classic from our magazine’s December issue, the “mental_floss 500.” In the 1500s, a Mapuche warrior named Galvorino lost both of his hands—and replaced them with knives. Eat your heart out, Edward Scissorhands. 
 
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Happy Easter! Happy Birthday! Happy Talk-Like-A-Pirate Day! When Americans want to send good wishes, they often use the word “happy.” With one exception—Christmas. In this fascinating video, our resident linguist explains why.  
 


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FROM THE EDITORS
Here's What's Buzzing Around The Office:
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Star Wars nerds have cooked up tons of outlandish fan theories over the years. Was Chewbacca a secret agent? Do Ewoks enjoy the taste of human flesh? Was Darth Vader hiding behind the grassy knoll? Read here and decide for yourself.  
 
2
Prince Charles owns an Aston Martin that runs on biofuel made from old wine. Learn that and more with these 24 facts about vino. 
 
3
Edgar Allan Poe’s dad didn’t want his son to be a writer. Florence Nightingale’s mom cringed at the thought of her daughter being a nurse. Here are 15 reasons to ignore your parents and chase your dreams. 
 
4
Here’s a classic from our magazine’s December issue, the “mental_floss 500.” In the 1500s, a Mapuche warrior named Galvorino lost both of his hands—and replaced them with knives. Eat your heart out, Edward Scissorhands. 
 
5
You can buy bacon-scented underwear. That is all. 
 
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Happy Easter! Happy Birthday! Happy Talk-Like-A-Pirate Day! When Americans want to send good wishes, they often use the word “happy.” With one exception—Christmas. In this fascinating video, our resident linguist explains why.  
 


Animals


The Victorian Father-Son Duo Who Ate Their Way Through the Animal Kingdom
Wikimedia Commons

Movies


15 Souvenirs Film Stars Took From the Set

Science


Sticky Plants Protect Themselves with a Deadly 'Siren Song'
Brad Kelly, USDA Forest Service

#tbt


The Bittersweet Story Behind 'A Very Special Christmas'
Special Olympics
FUN FACT
Scientists in China recently discovered a 114 pound, four-foot-long giant salamander. Experts estimate that it’s more than 200 years old. 

For more about this, CLICK HERE

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