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Introducing the Asymptotic High Fives T-Shirt!

The asymptotic high five is the closest thing we at mental_floss have to a secret handshake. Choreographed by Senior Editor Jenny Drapkin, it’s fun and nerdy and allows us to greet each other when we’re sick. And now it’s on a t-shirt! Now that the secret is out, there are three ways you can support the [...]

8 U.S. Presidents With Statues Abroad

Every former U.S. president has been honored with a statue in the United States, some more than others. A handful of the 43 men who have held the nation’s highest office have also been honored with statues abroad. Here are a few examples, including some that may surprise you. 1. George W. Bush—Albania Bush will always [...]

The Most Egregious Election in American History

Editor’s Note: Yesterday, we put up a story from our archives about hero-worship of Rutherford B. Hayes in Paraguay. “Repost old articles about Rutherford B. Hayes” week continues with Jenny Drapkin’s look back at the election of 1876. No matter what you think of the current political process, no election in American history is more shameful [...]