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Weekend Links: Pretty Kitties

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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Every Christmas Horror Movie, Ranked
Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (2010)
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Every Christmas Horror Movie, Ranked. There are 79 to choose from, with critiques.

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Academic Publishing is Headed for a Day of Reckoning. When you must pay to publish and then pay to read, how can we afford to learn science?

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12 Bizarre Inspirations Behind Star Wars Movie Characters. The creators have been asked time and time again where they got their ideas, and the answers range from goofy (literally) to sublime.

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The World Might Be Better Off Without College for Everyone. It's become an arms race for unnecessary job credentials.

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2017 is the Year that Computers Became Phones. The way people use technology is driving the design of the modern desktop and laptop.

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15 Things You Might Not Know About Leonardo da Vinci's Vitruvian Man. The mathematical sketch was a personal note that became one of the artist's most famous works.

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10 Holiday Controversies. What were once personal choices are now public arguments about how it should be done.

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How Zarafa, France’s First Giraffe, Became a Cultural Sensation. Artists across the country wanted to draw or paint her.

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The 6 Big Superhero Movies Of 2017, Ranked From Worst To Best. It's hard to disagree with such a short list, but some fans will.

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When They Tried to Collect on a Nonexistent Debt, This Man Fought Back. Andrew Therrien took the harassment personally, and set out to find out who was behind it.

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Competitive creative dog grooming is an activity that makes dogs into an art medium. The documentary short Well Groomed follows two creative dog groomers through the biggest such contest at Groom Expo.

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Ada Blackjack, the Forgotten Sole Survivor of an Odd Arctic Expedition. She didn't know how to shoot or trap, but she had to make it back to her young son.

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The American Savings Crisis, Explained. Even if we could build savings in this economy, it wouldn't be worth the effort.

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12 Heroic U.S. Military Chaplains. They didn't want to kill, but served by their own sacrifice.

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