CLOSE
Original image
Gizmodo

Mindboggling Lego Puzzles

Original image
Gizmodo

Riddle Me This

Try to solve each of these puzzling pictures made up of everyone's favorite childhood building toys. But be warned: You may waste the rest of the afternoon on these.

*

Games Adults Play: Tag

This group of friends is extremely committed to playing tag. So much so that they travel around the country tagging each other and the game has been going on for over two decades.

*

Who Were the Warner Brothers?

Get fully up to speed on this list of 25 interesting bits of history and trivia on the famous movie studio.

*

XLVII Layer Dip

In honor of Super Bowl 47, Buzzfeed has assembled an awe-inspiring 47 layer dip.

*

Did Hemingway Really Write Hemingway’s Famous Six-Word Short Story?

Ernest Hemingway once wrote a six-word short story that went like this:

“For sale: Baby shoes, never worn.”

The tale is just as heartbreaking as it is brief. But, the question has always lingered about whether or not he actually wrote it.

*

Actually See One of the Oscar Nominated Animated Shorts

There’s always that part of the Oscars when they name all of the short animated films nominated for an Oscar and you think, “Who the heck has seen any of these? Where do you ever see one of these?” Well, now you will have seen Disney’s Paperman.

*

Tie A Ribbon Around Your Finger...

Leave yourself a note. Do whatever it takes, just don’t forget these things.

Original image
TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images
The 2017 Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade
Original image
TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images

All The Good Dogs At the 2017 Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade. It's where New Yorkers take their dogs every year to show off their Halloween costumes!

*

What Happened at Nikola Tesla's Secret Experimental Station? He worked on some really big ideas in Colorado Springs.

*

George Lucas owes the look and feel of Star Wars to one key collaborator. Ralph McQuarrie also had a hand in many of your other favorite science fiction tales.

*

The Meanings Behind 19 Classic Sailor Tattoos. Those who travel the world in ships have souvenirs inked in their skin to show where they've been, what they have done, and their hopes for survival.

*

The Minister Who Invented Camping in America. William Murray was the catalyst of many factors that led Americans to embrace the great outdoors in the 1860s.

*

Ten Years of None Pizza with Left Beef. Steve Molaro gave us an icon of our modern automated world.

*

7 Great Ways to Save Money During Halloween. Enjoying the holiday shouldn't cost you an arm and a leg.

*

A Brief History of Real Life Werewolves. Meet people diagnosed with clinical lycanthropy or lycomania.

Original image
iStock
Dogs Deliberately Smile at Us
Original image
iStock

Dogs Have Pet Facial Expressions to Use on Humans, Study Finds. They learn what we like, and use it to communicate with us.

*

Harvesting Cork in Rural Spain. It takes 25 years from planting to the first harvest, then nine years until the next one.

*

The Year of the Witch. Hartford, Connecticut, spent 1662 and 1663 in a frenzy to identify witches among the townspeople.

*

Burger King Reveals the Uncomfortable Truth About Bullying in a Remarkable In-Store Stunt. The premise is goofy, but the last minute will get you right in the feels.

*

What Does the Hamburger Helper’s Skeleton Look Like? Each possibility is more ridiculous than the last.

*

A Catfishing With a Happy Ending. The man she met online was an impostor, but then she met the guy he had stolen a profile picture from.

*

5 Weird Pieces of Vintage Parenting Advice. Aren't you glad we have all the answers now?

*

The Haunted Hospital. Waverly Hills Sanatorium has been a TB hospital, a nursing home, a failed religious monument, and now a paranormal investigation site.

SECTIONS

arrow
LIVE SMARTER
More from mental floss studios