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Giant killer crocodile breaks world record

A massive crocodile caught in the Philippines has been confirmed as the largest in the world. At a staggering seven meters in length, the enormous rep…

For Flight Attendants, Seniority Means Shorter Skirts

In the current issue of mental_floss magazine (get a free issue!), veteran flight attendant Heather Poole revealed 10 workplace secrets, including this one about the length of her skirt. Our tenure on the job doesn’t just determine which routes we fly and which days we get to take off; it also affects the hierarchy in our [...]

World’s smallest frog discovered

A new species of tiny frog has been found by US researchers in the forests of Papua New Guinea. The frog measures only 7mm in length and may be not on…

Woman in China grows 8ft head of hair

55-year-old Ni Linmei has hair so long that it’s longer than she is at an incredible 8ft in length. The mother-of-two who lives in China’s Shanxi Prov…

World’s largest snake is 25ft long

At 25ft in length and weighing in at a staggering 300lbs, Medusa is the world’s largest snake. On display at the Edge of Hell haunted house attraction…

Woman holds record for longest nails

Chris Walton hasn’t clipped her nails for 18 years and as a result they measure up to 10ft in length. The grotesquely long and curved fingernails hang…

Ten Strange Units of Measurement

While some may think that feet and inches are “strange” units of measurement in comparison to the metric system, fear not; some people use even more convoluted systems to determine their measurements. What are some units of measurement that you think don’t work? What are some obscure ones you think should be used more often? One [...]

Massive prehistoric crocodile fossil found

Terminonaris would have been 25ft in length and walked the Earth some 100 million years ago. The massive reptile weighed as much as a ton and is the o…

Mesmerizing Pendulum Waves

(Video Link) This simple but beautiful video from Harvard University shows fifteen pendulums of increasing length swinging to and fro. Sometimes they appear to be in sync, but at other times, not. Here’s why: The period of one complete cycle of the dance is 60 seconds. The length of the longest pendulum has been adjusted so that [...]

Women Find Men with Long Ring Fingers Attractive

The length of a man’s ring finger has been tied to success at financial trading, and its length in relation to the index finger is an indicator of exposure to testosterone in utero. Now a recent study suggests that men with long ring fingers are more likely to be considered attractive by women. Camille Ferdenzi [...]