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  • A Brief History of the Ice Cream Truck

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    Gillian Reagan
    24 May 2015 | 8:40 am
    How a musical truck hijacked an elite dessert and delivered it to the people.
  • A Brief History of the Ice Cream Truck

    Mental Floss
    Gillian Reagan
    24 May 2015 | 8:40 am
    How a musical truck hijacked an elite dessert and delivered it to the people.
  • If you learn just ten words of Old English, let them be these.

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    24 May 2015 | 7:47 am
    If you learn just ten words of Old English, let them be these.10 Old English Words We Should Bring Backmentalfloss.com
  • Watch Geologists Use Molten Lava To Grill Up Some SteaksMolten...

    mental_floss
    21 May 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Watch Geologists Use Molten Lava To Grill Up Some SteaksMolten lava reaches temperatures of at least 1300 degrees Fahrenheit, which makes it a solid heat source if you need to grill up some steaks in seconds. Recently, students and geologists from Syracuse did just that as part of their Lava Project, and the resulting video is incredibly intense. In under six minutes, the heavily-protected team cooks up a party’s worth of t-bones, hot dogs, and salmon steaks—including searing one hunk of steak directly on the lava itself, for students who prefer their meat “well done.”
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  • A Brief History of the Ice Cream Truck

    Gillian Reagan
    24 May 2015 | 8:40 am
    How a musical truck hijacked an elite dessert and delivered it to the people.
  • 15 Things You Might Not Know About 'Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade'

    Michael Arbeiter
    24 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    You already know that Harrison Ford improvised his gunshot in Raiders of the Lost Ark, but even if you’re an Indy fan, there are probably a few facts and stories you don’t know about the third installment of director Steven Spielberg and producer George Lucas’s collaborative adventure series. 1. SPIELBERG MADELAST CRUSADE TO APOLOGIZE FOR TEMPLE OF DOOM. After the masterpiece of spirited adventure that was Raiders of the Lost Ark, some critics and audience members felt betrayed by the grim and gruesome sequel, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. Director Steven Spielberg was hardly a…
  • 10 Old English Words You Need to Be Using

    the mag Mark Forsyth
    24 May 2015 | 5:59 am
    If you learn just ten words of Old English this month, let them be these.
  • Scientists Swap Genders of Disease-Carrying Mosquitos

    Shaunacy Ferro
    23 May 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Mosquitoes are one of the deadliest animals in the world, but it’s only the females that pose a threat to people. While female mosquitoes feed on blood to support reproduction, male mosquitoes don’t bite,and thus don’t spread deadly diseases such as malaria and dengue fever.  One way researchers hope to reduce the spread of mosquito-borne diseases is by reducing the number of female mosquitoes. Researchers at Virginia Tech have identified the gene responsible for determining sex in Aedes aegypti, the species of mosquito that spreads the viruses causing dengue, yellow fever, and…
  • 15 Painless Facts About 'Road House'

    Roger Cormier
    23 May 2015 | 12:00 pm
    We've rounded up some tidbits about the classic bar fight film that taught us "pain don't hurt."
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  • A Brief History of the Ice Cream Truck

    Gillian Reagan
    24 May 2015 | 8:40 am
    How a musical truck hijacked an elite dessert and delivered it to the people.
  • 15 Things You Might Not Know About 'Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade'

    Michael Arbeiter
    24 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    You already know that Harrison Ford improvised his gunshot in Raiders of the Lost Ark, but even if you’re an Indy fan, there are probably a few facts and stories you don’t know about the third installment of director Steven Spielberg and producer George Lucas’s collaborative adventure series. 1. SPIELBERG MADELAST CRUSADE TO APOLOGIZE FOR TEMPLE OF DOOM. After the masterpiece of spirited adventure that was Raiders of the Lost Ark, some critics and audience members felt betrayed by the grim and gruesome sequel, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. Director Steven Spielberg was hardly a…
  • 10 Old English Words You Need to Be Using

    the mag Mark Forsyth
    24 May 2015 | 5:59 am
    If you learn just ten words of Old English this month, let them be these.
  • Scientists Swap Genders of Disease-Carrying Mosquitos

    Shaunacy Ferro
    23 May 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Mosquitoes are one of the deadliest animals in the world, but it’s only the females that pose a threat to people. While female mosquitoes feed on blood to support reproduction, male mosquitoes don’t bite,and thus don’t spread deadly diseases such as malaria and dengue fever.  One way researchers hope to reduce the spread of mosquito-borne diseases is by reducing the number of female mosquitoes. Researchers at Virginia Tech have identified the gene responsible for determining sex in Aedes aegypti, the species of mosquito that spreads the viruses causing dengue, yellow fever, and…
  • 15 Painless Facts About 'Road House'

    Roger Cormier
    23 May 2015 | 12:00 pm
    We've rounded up some tidbits about the classic bar fight film that taught us "pain don't hurt."
 
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