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The Secretive CIA LSD Mind Control Experiments Explored in the Netflix Docudrama ‘Wormwood’

During the Cold War, the Central Intelligence Agency embarked on a series of mind control experiments under the codename Project MKULTRA. Not all the subjects were aware they were participating. One such subject, CIA employee Frank Olson, jumped to his death, seemingly while under the influence of LSD, but questions …

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An Anxious Simon’s Cat Desperately Attempts to Hide From the Noisy Fireworks Show Outside

Upon hearing a very festive but noisy fireworks show taking place outside, an unusually anxious Simon’s Cat desperately attempted to find a safe place where could hide and completely opt out. The nervous feline tried everywhere, even inside the cat tree, where the kitten was sleeping, but nothing happened except …

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A Unique 80 Meter Pink Buddhist Temple With a 17 Story Green Dragon Wrapped Around the Exterior

Great Big Story traveled to to Thailand to marvel at the incredible and unique Wat Samphran – a bright pink Buddhist Temple that stands at an impressive 80 meters (263 feet) high and features a 17 story green dragon wrapped around the exterior of the building with its noble head …

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The Actual Meaning and Proper Grammar Behind the Old English Lyrics of Classic Christmas Carols

In a holiday-themed episode of their incredibly informative whiteboard series for Mental Floss, linguist Arika Okrent and illustrator Sean O’Neill explain the meaning of the old English lyrics of several classic Christmas carols and point out proper grammar intended in each. While you’re caroling this season, here’s a few grammar …

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Maymo the Lemon Beagle Unexpectedly Finds a Surprise Christmas Puppy In a Pile of Plush Beagles

The wonderfully entertaining and very funny Maymo the Lemon Beagle followed a trail of plush beagle puppies out into the living room until he came upon a big pile of the very same plush dogs. Maymo was ready to walk away when a slight movement caught his eye. Slightly startled, …

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An Incredibly Touching Comic About Looking Ahead in Time Seven Years After Being Treated for Cancer

In November 2010, Megan, then fiancée (now wife) of Randall Munroe, the illustrator behind the brilliant webcomic xkcd, received the devastating diagnosis of stage III breast cancer. Throughout her eight months of treatment, xkcd posted several comics about the diagnosis, treatment options, T-Cells, gaining perspective, getting tattooed for radiation, and …

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Scrumptious Looking, Highly Stylized Glazed Ceramic Pop Art Donuts That Look Incredibly Real

A post shared by Jae Yong Kim (@jae_yong_kim_nyc) on Jul 29, 2017 at 6:05am PDT Sculptor Jae Yong Kim has created a whimsical line of rather scrumptious looking, brightly colored, Pop Art glazed donuts that look good enough to eat, yet it isn’t suggested. These very real looking sweets are …

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Hospital Stretchers From World War II Battlefields Recycled and Used as Yard Railings Around London

An interesting BBC report on the hidden history of London reveals how hospital stretchers that were once used on the battlefields of World War II have since been recycled and put to use as yard railings around the city. Reporter Jim Wheble took a closer look at the railings, noting …

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College Student Creates Gorgeous Geometric Ground Designs Using Fallen Gingko Leaves

A post shared by Joanna Hedrick (@joanna_hedrick) on Dec 3, 2017 at 7:36pm PST Joanna Hedrick, a photographer who works at California State State University at Sacramento and is student of philosophy, creates really wonderful ground designs using the leaves that fall from the plentiful gingko trees that line the …

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Amazing Self-Taught Teen Contortionist and Hand Balancer Shoots a Flaming Arrow Using Her Feet

Kuma Films captured incredible footage of Sofie Dossi, a teenage contortionist and hand balancer who made it to the finals of America’s Got Talent, putting on a spectacular contortionist act with her self-taught skills. The amazing young lady also showed off how she can shoot a flaming arrow using her …