Weird & Wonderful

This Is Why Santa Wears Red,” Best Life, December 2018

This Is Why People Say, ‘Brass Tacks,’Best Life, December 2018

This Is Why Colonel Is Pronounced That Way,Best Life, December 2018

This Is Why Goats Randomly Faint,” Best Life, November 2018

This Is Why Door Knobs Are Made of Brass,Best Life, October 2018

This Is Why Prices Always End in ‘99 Cents,’Best Life, October 2018

9 Secrets of People Who Answer Santa’s Mail,” Mental Floss, December 2017

10 Historical Facts About Santa Letters,” Mental Floss, December 2017

15 Adaptive Re-Uses for Old Mines,” Mental Floss, May 2016

15 of the Most Brazen Ponzi Schemes in Business History,” Mental Floss, February 2016

10 Surprising Early Versions of Santa Claus,” Mental Floss, December 2015

11 Facts You Might Not Know About Christmas Trees,” Mental Floss, December 2015

Show & Tell: Coney Island Gambling Wheel,” Mental Floss, November 2015

Credit: Brooklyn Museum

Credit: Brooklyn Museum