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Weekend Links: Pretty Kitties

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These cats that look like pin-up girls are some saucy felines. Safe for work, unless your boss is really particular about cats.

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Renowned TV presenter, mental_floss contributor, and culinary know-it-all Alton Brown writes all of his tweets on Post-It notes (often illustrating them), takes a picture, and uploads the image to his feed. His collected works can be found at his Tumblr, Analog Tweets.

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The Ultimate Ferris Bueller Quiz is tough. I’ve seen the movie about half a dozen times, and I’m too embarrassed to tell you my score. I did know who Abe Froman was, though.

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This animated video imagines various wildlife settings in the hypothetical world that would exist “if animals ate fast food.” The roly-poly creatures are just ripe for stuffed plush toy adaptations.

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This guide to wedding-themed Barbies through the years features a surprisingly diverse-looking cast of dolls. Famous brides in history Elizabeth Taylor and Kate Middleton make special appearances, though Princess Di was never commemorated in Mattel plastic. Can you really be the People’s Princess without a miniature toy version of yourself?

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This gallery of some impeccably dressed dogs in New York (of course in New York) is to New York Fashion Week as the Puppy Bowl is to the Super Bowl: more fun and involves fewer shoulder pads.

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These awkward stock photos will remind you to be grateful that mental_floss employs such discerning, tasteful site editors.

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When Movie Trailers Mislead
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7 Times Misleading Movie Trailers Didn't Align with the Film. The trailer's only purpose is to get you into the theater, where you may be surprised.

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Flowers Have Secret Blue Halos That Bumblebees Can See. The effect is produced mechanically instead of chemically.

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Searching for the Identity of San Francisco’s Mysterious Mummified Girl. DNA analysis and a painstaking records search have given her a name and a history.

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Charles Laughton in The Hunchback of Notre Dame. The making of the 1939 film was an extreme experience for its star.

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Learn to Make Alien Facehugger Pudding Cups for Your Halloween Party. They have edible Alien eggs and facehuggers, they fizz, they glow in the dark, and they're delicious!

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From Folk to Acid Rock, How Marty Balin Launched the San Francisco Music Scene. More than just the founder of Jefferson Airplane, he encouraged the opening of clubs and auditoriums, promoted festivals, and welcomed bands from all over.

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The Wikipedia Markov Masher is a generator that will mix two Wikipedia articles together into a paragraph that almost, but not quite, makes sense in an artificial intelligence way. See some really funny examples here.

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11 Scientific Reasons Why Being in Nature is Relaxing. That's a lot of reasons to go outside today.

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Vampires, Ghosts, and Dark Shadows Beauty Pageants
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Vampires, Ghosts, and the Dark Shadows Beauty Pageants of the Early 1970s. The Miss American Vampire Contest was a hit, but Miss Ghost America was not.

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As Users Opt for the Discounted iPhone 7, iPhone 8 Sales Underwhelm. It turns out that price and features matter more than owning the latest version, which may bode poorly for the iPhone X.

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Naps Have Amazing Health Benefits. Just a little shut-eye can make you more productive the rest of the day.

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The Incredible Story of Dawn Doe, the Real Skeleton in Dawn of the Dead. The movie crew didn't know they were using a real human skeleton until years later.

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There are No Spiders in This Pie. In case you were thinking there were, which you were not.

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It's Time to Bring Back Memento Mori.  Reminders of our own mortality could spur us to make the most out of the time we have.

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12 Creepy DIY Halloween Projects to Scare Your Guests. Any of them will add life to your Halloween party!

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