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    HISTORYThe Civil War Drastically Reshaped How Americans Deal With Death. Will the Pandemic?Around 750,000 people died during the conflict—2.5 percent of the country’s population at the timeLast September, an installation of almost 700,000 white flag...
    Nearly two decades after his death, Johnny Cash is making headlines for reasons that have nothing to do with his music. As THV11 reports, an Arkansas water tower branded with Cash's silhouette has been shot, and the location of the leak makes it look ...
    Thanks in part to Baz Luhrmann’s 2001 film Moulin Rouge!—and the Broadway musical based on it—the actual Moulin Rouge in Paris’s Montmartre district is well-known among a larger demographic than Francophiles, tourists, and cultural history buffs. Now, as ...
    This article contains affiliate links to products selected by our editors. Mental Floss may receive a commission for purchases made through these links.Summertime means staying outdoors as long as possible. However, pesky mosquitoes can ruin the fun. Find...
    When it comes to easy access to drinking water, Chicago has it made. The city sits on Lake Michigan, which accounts for an impressive 4 percent of the entire world’s unfrozen surface freshwater.  The process of making it potable is impressive, too. Intake...
    Top Gun: Maverick, which was shot in 2018 but repeatedly delayed due to the pandemic, is finally set to arrive in theaters on May 27. The sequel to 1986’s Top Gun, it stars Tom Cruise as Pete “Maverick” Mitchell, onetime Naval pilot trainee-turned-instruc...
    SMART NEWSDanish Biologists Cultivate Morel Mushrooms Year-Round With New Indoor TechniqueThe black morel mushrooms are grown in a climate-controlled environment that produces 20 pounds per square yard per year Morels are wild fungi that stand three to si...