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8 Versions of Popular Technology That Didn't Make the Cut | Mental ...

The road to just about every breakthrough we’ve made is littered with alternate versions that got left behind. Here are just eight alternatives to popular technologies that didn't survive.

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8 Edible Plants With Potentially Deadly Doppelgängers | Mental Floss

You’ll want to learn to distinguish these from their gastronomically evil twins before chowing down.

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A Brief History of the Devil's Tritone | Mental Floss

Also called the Devil's Triad, the Devil's Interval, and diabolus in musica, this combination of tones has led to some of the most chilling chords and melodies in music.

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12 Timeless Facts About '12 Monkeys' | Mental Floss

In honor of the sci-fi flick’s anniversary, here’s a dossier of 12 Monkeys facts that even the most detail-oriented of time travelers might never have seen coming.

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Quantum Teleportation Just Got Even Faster | Mental Floss

Yes, teleportation is real, and no, you can’t do it yet.

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8 Lesser-Known Miracles of Christian Saints | Mental Floss

While stories about the deeds of some holy healers and leaders remain popular decades or centuries after they were first told, many of the most surprising miracles have been forgotten.

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Winner Takes All: 8 of the Most Dramatic Format Wars | Mental Floss

Winner Takes All: 8 of the Most Dramatic Format War...

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9 Rare and Expensive Types of VHS Tapes | Mental Floss

9 Rare and Expensive Types of VHS Tapes | Mental Fl...

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Synesthesia: Why Some of Us Can Taste Music and Hear the Rainbow

In recent years, you might’ve heard artists like Pharrell Williams and Kanye West self-identifying as having synesthesia—something that West says has allowed him to make "sonic paintings” and “see sound.”

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10 Plans to Weaponize Animals | Mental Floss

10 Plans to Weaponize Animals | Mental Floss

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16 Earth-Shattering Facts About 'Independence Day' | Mental Floss

In its 20 years on Earth, you might’ve learned a lot about Roland Emmerich’s sci-fi blockbuster, but plenty of the film’s biggest secrets have remained hidden in Hollywood’s most top-secret underground bunkers... 'til now.

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What Is Animal Magnetism?

According to the term’s 18th-century inventor, animal magnetism is a very real thing that exists in all of us as a magnetized liquid...

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Early Trains Were Thought to Make Women’s Uteruses Fly Out | Mental Floss

Early Trains Were Thought to Make Women’s Uteruses ...

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15 Deadly Facts About 'GoldenEye 007' | Mental Floss

15 Deadly Facts About 'GoldenEye 007' | Mental Flos...

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11 Strange Remedies Used By Renaissance Doctors | Mental Floss

11 Strange Remedies Used By Renaissance Doctors | M...