Last Week’s Most Popular Stories

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

1. 6 Pieces of Folksy Wisdom That Are Actually True
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2. 10 Language Mistakes Kids Make That Are Really Pretty Smart
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3. 10 Things You Might Not Know About Atari
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4. 8 Television Characters Who Were Supposed to Die … But Didn’t
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5. 5 Moments in Sauce History That Changed The Way We Eat
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6. 25 Wonderful Words and Phrases We Learned in 2012
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7. 17 Amazingly Geeky Wedding Cakes
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8. 13 Patents Designed to Build a Better Mustache
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9. 5 TV Stars Who Badmouthed Their Own Shows
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10. 45 Everyday Words That Mean Something Different to WWII Navy Veterans
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11. How Did 6 Feet Become the Standard Grave Depth?
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12. 10 Horrible Things We Do to Teddy Bears