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The mental_floss Guide to the NCAA Tournament: The East

We’re going region by region, giving you one fun fact about each team in the tournament. (1) Syracuse Syracuse‚Äôs colors were originally pink and blue, but the class of 1890 changed it to orange. A member of that class explained the switch at his 50th reunion in 1940: “What kind of ‘whoopee’ can be made with [...]

10 Town Names That Will Make You Hungry

Earlier this year, Ranker.com assembled a list of food-centric town names. It made us hungry. Here’s how some of those places got those delicious monikers. 1. Hot Coffee, MS Image credit: Flickr user jimmywayne In the early 1800s, travelers on their way to Mobile often stopped at an inn in southern Mississippi, where owner Levi Davis greeted them [...]