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The Quick 10: 9 Circus Deaths (and one that never happened)

The Politically Incorrect Etymologies of 11 Words and Phrases - Mental Floss

11 Words With Politically Incorrect Etymologies

Name the 50 Most Mentioned Harry Potter Characters (Without Missing One) | Mental Floss

Name the 50 Most Mentioned Harry Potter Characters

Name the 50 Most Mentioned Harry Potter Characters (Without Missing One)

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The Quick 10: 9 Circus Deaths (and one that never happened)

Everyone knows what a liger is—but there are a few crossed creatures you might not be aware of.

8 Hybrid Animals With Awesome Portmanteau Names

Everyone knows what a liger is—but there are a few crossed creatures you might not be aware of.

How 13 Dog Breeds Got Their Names | Mental Floss

How 13 Dog Breeds Got Their Names

7 Unattractive Facts About Blobfish

7 Unattractive Facts About Blobfish

This is the appropriately-named blobfish, which can grow up to 12 inches long and lives at depths of up to making it rarely seen by humans. Looks like Mr Saturn the gaming character.

A Handy Guide to the Creatures in the 'Jurassic World' Trailer | Mental Floss UK

A Handy Guide to the Creatures in the Jurassic World Trailer

Stegosaurs - The Plated Dinosaurs More than just an informative PowerPoint presentation, this educational package contains a few higher level thinking activities to engage the students. You will learn about the Stegosaurus, Wuerhosaurus, Mi

12 Animals Whose Names Etymologically Describe Them | Mental Floss

12 Animals Whose Names Etymologically Describe Them

12 Huge Facts About Maine Coons | Mental Floss

12 Huge Facts About Maine Coons

No, that's not the star of the upcoming "Snakes on a Plane 2: Head to Head" -- it's a creature that was really creeping out a reader named Susan, who was curious:   There is a two-headed animal exhibit opening soon in St. Louis.  How often are two-headed animals born/hatched? What are their chances for survival in the wild?  Let's take this apart:  1. There doesn't seem to be a body that keeps track of these things (or, astonishingly, even a single website devoted to two-headed animals…

You asked: How common are two-headed animals?

No, that's not the star of the upcoming "Snakes on a Plane 2: Head to Head" -- it's a creature that was really creeping out a reader named Susan, who was curious: There is a two-headed animal exhibit opening soon in St. Louis. How often are two-headed animals born/hatched? What are their chances for survival in the wild? Let's take this apart: 1. There doesn't seem to be a body that keeps track of these things (or, astonishingly, even a single website devoted to two-headed animals…

Born in 1877 in Geneva the daughter of a Prussian aristocrat and an ex-priest turned anarchist, Isabelle Eberhardt was fated to defy convention. She took to wearing men's clothes at an early age, and by 20 had converted to Islam. When she later began traveling alone through North Africa in the 1890s, she presented herself as a Muslim man named Si Mahmoud Saadi.  She only lived to 27; her life cut short by a flash flood in a desert in 1904. Still, in her days she participated in revolts…

15 Female Explorers You Should Know

11 Naughty-Sounding Scientific Names (and What They Really Mean)

There once was a time when uttering the name Kraken sent chills down a mariner’s spine. The legendary beast was known for dragging whole ships down into the watery depths of Davy Jones’s Locker. Today we see the monster largely as fiction, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t have ties to reality.

15 Kraken Facts and Myths to Unleash In Conversation

There once was a time when uttering the name Kraken sent chills down a mariner’s spine. The legendary beast was known for dragging whole ships down into the watery depths of Davy Jones’s Locker. Today we see the monster largely as fiction, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t have ties to reality.

9 Spunky Facts About Dachshunds | Mental Floss

9 Spunky Facts About Dachshunds

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