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15 Memorable mental_floss Moments of 2011

A lot of exciting things happened in the mental_floss universe in 2011. Here are the 15 we could remember. 1. We Helped Solve a Back to the Future Mystery Back in August, we threw out a question for discussion: “Is it ever explained why Marty hangs out with Doc Brown? He’s just in Doc’s house to start [...]

Six-Word Fact Contest Winners!

Time to settle up our Six-Word Fact contest! The following people have all won mental_floss t-shirts. (Except Josh, who’s married to one of our researchers. Sorry.) I’ll be in touch about your prizes! Before sportscars, Ferruccio Lamborghini built tractors. — Junell * Indiana’s official state beverage is water. — Kristen * Twinkies originally had banana cream filling. — @ObitoftheDay * Eric Clapton lives in Columbus, [...]