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In case you weren’t obsessively refreshing mentalfloss.com all week, here’s what you missed:

1. 24 Vintage Photographs of Abe Lincoln Being Awesome
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2. 11 Harry Potter Facts From Our Amazing Fact Generator
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3. 35 Modern Words Recently Added to the Dictionary
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4. Why Do Olympians Wear That Colorful Tape?
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5.Medical Innovations of the Civil War
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6. 15 Offbeat Holidays You Can Celebrate in August
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7. 7 Schools Where Streaking is an Organized Sport
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8. Why Do Divers Go Hot Tubbing After a Dive?


9. The Only Footage of Mark Twain in Existence
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10. The Flying Pinto That Killed Its Inventor
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11. 11 Notable Medalists in the Olympic Art Competitions