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The Bates Motel Is Almost Open

The new show Bates Motel premieres later this month. As a gigantic Hitchcock fan I am very excited.The  show is a prequel to the movie Psycho and stars Freddie “Oh My God He Used to Be the Sweetest Little Kid in the World Now He’s Playing Norman Bates” Highmore. Check out this interactive site that allows you to explore the Bates Motel and see short preview clips of the show.

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Right Before This Happened, Big Bird Said “I Love You”

And Elmo said “I know”. And then Elmo was frozen in carbonite.

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What Is the Sequester?

If you're thinking it’s similar to a jury being sequestered and they’re just going to lock Congress and the President in a big room and not let them out until they make a final decision, then you’re way off. But I like that idea.

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The First Rule of the Quesarito is You Do Not Talk About the Quesarito

In the grand tradition of secret fast food menu items, please make yourself familiar with the mysterious “Quesarito”.

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Slip On Your Princess Leia Underoos...

Pour yourself a big bowl of Gremlins cereal and enjoy this list of odd 80s movie tie-in merchandise.

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"Just Kidding—I Was Fired Today”

The CEO of Groupon was completely honest on his way out the door. If he needs to destress in the next couple days I know a site where he can get a great deal on a vacation or a spa package.

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The NFL’s First Female Player?

Lauren Silberman is making history by attending an NFL combine tryout.

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It’s About Time, Science

It’s 2013 and we’re only just now putting a working eyeball on a tadpole. What was the holdup?

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Cutting the head off of the snake

Poisoned mice ought to do the trick.

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The Magic of Making Marbles
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The Magic of Making Marbles. An expert glassblower shows us how it's done.

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The Marriage of Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio. It burned brightly and then flamed out quickly.

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The 12 Best So-Bad-They're-Good Episodes of Star Trek. They come from four different series in the adventures of Starfleet.

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The Bizarre Case of New Zealand’s Exploding Pants. This illustrates the danger of new products that aren't thoroughly tested.

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Leather: Grown in a Lab, Without Cows. It's collagen produced by engineered yeast that is essentially the same as tanned animal skin.

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Watch a Rare Video of a Two-Faced Kitten. And learn what might cause a Janus cat to be born that way.

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5 Great Alarm Clocks for Reluctant Wakers. A novel idea could really get your attention first thing in the morning.

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Autumnal Equinox Traditions. How folks say goodbye to summer and hello to fall—at least in the Northern Hemisphere.

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

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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.

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

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

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

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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.

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

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

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