Our 15 Most Popular Stories of September

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

1. Did Blowing Into Nintendo Cartridges Really Help?

2. 11 Amazing Librarian Tattoos

3. 17 Euphemisms for Sex From the 1800s

4. 25 Deep-Fried Foods From the Texas State Fair

5. 12 Proposed U.S. States That Didn’t Make the Cut

6. 26 Beatnik Slang Phrases We Should All Start Using

7. 11 Historical Geniuses and Their Possible Mental Disorders

8. 11 Movie Clichés You Never See in Real Life

9. Why Do So Many Countries End in “-stan”?

10. 13 Disturbing Works of Art by Female Artists

11. How 13 Classic Video Games Got Their Names

12. Why Can’t You Wear White After Labor Day?

13. 10 Peculiar Things Public Schools Have Banned

14. What’s the Difference Between Naked and Nude?

15. 5 Remarkable Things Discovered Under Parking Lots