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Shockingly Beautiful Photos of Electrified Plants

Flowers have long been a popular subject of artists and photographers, but when so many people have already portrayed the natural beauty of plants in so many different ways, it’s hard to create something original with the subjects. But photographer Robert Buelteman found a way—he created a special apparatus that shocks plants with 80,000 volts of [...]

Mystery of Devil’s Hole

A mysterious bottomless pit in the Pacific Northwest has been the subject of stories for decades. The mere existence of the hole is a matter of much c…

You Forgot Already (A 2011 Quiz)

How much do you remember about the big events of 2011? OK, how about the not-so-big events that you should recall? That’s the subject of today’s Lunchtime Quiz at mental_floss. It’s not all that easy; there are some diverse subjects covered. I scored 67%, not because I forgot already, but because there were some thing [...]

The Duggars are Expecting #20

Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar, famous for their large family, are expecting another child. This one will be their 20th. The family is the subject of the TLC series currently titled 19 Kids and Counting, which will presumably change when the new one arrives in April. The Tontitown, Ark., couple, who are parents to children Joshua, [...]

Iceman Otzi’s last meal finally determined

Otzi the iceman has been the subject of research and study since his discovery in a glacier in 1991. The mystery of what he would have last eaten befo…

CDC has a plan for zombie apocalypse

Its the subject of many movies and books, but what would happen in a real zombie apocalypse ? The CDC ( Centers for Disease Control ) would treat the …

Mongolian Death Worm documentary released

The infamous killer worm has been the subject of many documentaries over the years. Described as a large red worm capable of killing a person from a d…

Dinosaur Sex

They must have done something to reproduce, considering they roamed the earth for millions of years. Yet they died out for one reason or another. And some dinosaurs, like the stegosaurus, were covered in armor and spikes, which doesn’t lead one to think of intimacy. Figuring out how Stegosaurus even could have mated is a prickly [...]

The Neural Correlate of Ignorance

The following is an article from the science humor magazine Annals of Improbable Research. Figure1. A reflex hammer. It was used to mechanically stimulate the subject’s skull. An fMRI Study by Kai M. Schreiber Dept. of Physiology, University of Toronto Toronto, Ontario, Canada In 1796, Franz Joseph Gall described the cerebral organs that he believed were responsible for certain character traits.1 [...]

Secret invasion plan of Britain unveiled

Britain has been the subject of numerous invasion plans over the centuries however one previously unknown plan has now been revealed in which an 1…