CLOSE
Original image
Getty Images

Freddie's Ashes

Original image
Getty Images

Have Freddie Mercury’s Ashes Been Found? A plaque at London’s Kensal Green Cemetery with the singer's birth name and the correct dates has been discovered.
*
Brilliant and Bizarre Nail Art Inspired by Internet Memes. Wear these and get ready to explain them to half the people you see.
*
Shane Koyczan's spoken word poem "To This Day" tells of the lifelong effects of bullying. You'll want to have a hanky ready before watching the animated video.  
*
Take the Breaking Bad tour of Albuquerque and see how the real places stack up against the show. And notice how the city is wild about the show.
*
Did You See This? A mashup of Argo and Home Alone puts Iranian militants in a funny heroic position.
*
New Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer had to do something, so she cancelled all telecommuting within the company. That may backfire, as telecommuting and workplace flexibility are shown to increase productivity.
*
Not Just Clean, Cat Clean! Enjoy a collection of videos of cats doing housework.
*
Weaver birds build the largest bird nests in the world, big enough for hundreds of birds to live together. South African photographer Dillon Marsh captured a series of eye-opening evidence.
*
10 Nuggets Of Fatherly Advice From Wiz Khalifa Lyrics. The rapper hides some philosophical life lessons in his music that might be passed to his new son.  
*
8 things you didn't know about Girl Scout cookies. You could probably eat half a sleeve of thin mints while reading these facts. 

Original image
iStock
The Greatest Internet Recipe Comment of All Time
Original image
iStock

The Story Behind the Greatest Internet Recipe Comment of All Time. It was about a brownie recipe, but it escalated quickly.

*

Why Is America Losing Ground in the Contest to Grow the World’s Biggest Pumpkin? The largest of the season have been grown in Europe two out of the last three years.

*

Sorry, Not Sorry: When Apologizing Makes Things Worse. Adding an apology to a rejection doesn't make you appear any better.

*

Driving in Germany is Much Better than Driving in America. And, considering the size of Germany, there's a lot less of it.

*

This Cosplayer Transforms Himself into Real Life Versions of Disney Heroes. Jonathan Stryker is a master at becoming a cartoon.

*

How the Star Trek Punch Became the Worst Fight Move on TV. A Star Trek stunt coordinator explains why they continue to use the double-handed punch.

*

23 College Secrets Your Professors Will Never Tell You. Unless you ask, which is one thing you should do.

*

This Guide Will Help You Choose Your Apples Wisely. There's one for every taste and purpose.

Original image
HBO
Game of Thrones Has Changed the Real World
Original image
HBO

6 Ways Game of Thrones has Changed the Real World. Even those who don't watch it know the characters as cultural metaphors.

*

The Only Thing Worse than Watching an Offensively Bad Comedy is Watching One You Supposedly Wrote. A.J. Via got a movie deal and lost all control of the finished product.

*

To Fight Smallpox in the Spanish Colonies, King Charles IV Sent a Ship on a Vaccination Mission in 1803. The expedition included 22 orphans carrying the fresh vaccine in their bodies to keep it safe enough to last the voyage around the world.

*

For Centuries, People Celebrated a Little Boy’s First Pair of Trousers. Once he was toilet-trained and could dress himself, he could become a real boy.

*

What A Doctor Calls A Condition Can Affect How We Decide To Treat It. A familiar term carries a lot of baggage, while a new term will encourage patients to just follow doctor's orders.

*

Ben Stiller's Never-Ending Midlife Crisis. His new movie Brad's Status is the fourth that explores that theme.

*

Sir Arthur and the Fairies. After a thorough but flawed investigation, the Sherlock Holmes author believed the Cottingley Fairies were real.

SECTIONS

arrow
LIVE SMARTER
More from mental floss studios