Mental Floss

Mental Floss is a website that introduces trivia in unusual, funny, and visually appealing ways.

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You can find out how to be as productive as Beethovenwhy the drinking age in the U.S. is 21how astronauts scratch their noses in space, or how old Microsoft Word is (it’s the same age as Michael Jackson’s “moonwalk” and the Disney Channel).

And on their “Be More Interesting” section, you can learn how to do all sorts of things, from archery, to using the stars to navigate, to starting fires without matches.

There are plenty of videos on the site and on their YouTube channel. Here are two my students might be interested in:


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