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The Most Popular Stories of 2009: #13 to #6

We’re counting down the year’s most-read mentalfloss.com stories. On Sunday, we rattled off #20 to #14. Here’s the next batch. 13. 8 Unusual College Scholarships by Kara Kovalchik Today’s students can parlay a hobby, goofy talent or even a genetic luck of the draw into scholarship money. Take a gander at some of the more unusual opportunities that [...]

11 Things Wal-Mart Has Banned

Retail giant Wal-Mart is the world’s largest public company, and whether or not you’re a fan of shopping at the House that Sam Walton Built, you’ve got to admit that the store stocks just about everything. But not quite, though. There are a number of things that Wal-Mart has banned from its stores at some [...]