CLOSE
Original image
FanPop

Calvin and Hobbes Get Animated

Original image
FanPop

A Calvin and Hobbes Cartoon?

Here’s a brief look at what a Calvin and Hobbes animated show might have looked like. This just reminds me how much I miss this strip.

*

The Most Addicting Thing You’ll See Today

Google’s new feature The Peanut Gallery lets you add your own title cards to silent movies.

*

Super Mario Easter Eggs

Be the coolest parent in the neighborhood by making these Super Mario Easter eggs. Or just make them for yourself. That’s cool too.

*

Bloody Penguins

Quentin Tarantino’s films have been re-imagined as Penguin book covers.

*

Stand-Up Celebrity Run-Ins

Famous comedians share their tales of interacting with other famous people. Some of the routines may contain some NSFW language.

*

Read Your Dog’s Mind

By reading his face. I bet you he’s thinking that he wants some food.

*

The First Scene is Everything

Do you agree with this list of the 50 best opening movie scenes of all time?

Original image
Hulton Archive/Getty Images
Mutiny on the Prisoner Ship
Original image
Hulton Archive/Getty Images

In the 18th century, Britain shipped around 50,000 prison inmates to the American colonies to do hard labor. James Dalton was sent multiple times for theft, and once succeeded in leading a mutiny aboard the prison ship.

*

10 Surprising Ways to Lose Your Mind. Mental disorders can be triggered by a wide variety of conditions.

*

How a Group of ’70s Radicals Tried (and Failed) to Invade Disneyland. Four hundred police were waiting for the paltry few hundred Yippies that showed up.

*

Rocket Launches Look Even Cooler From Space. A satellite recorded images of a Soyuz launch on July 14.

*

How Synthetic Fabrics Inspired a Cultural Revolution. Few people remember how much time laundry and ironing used to take.

*

Can you solve the counterfeit coin riddle? You probably could if you had plenty of time.

*

Ancient ruins keep being 'discovered.' Were they ever lost?

*

A Tree That Flowers With 40 Different Fruits. It's not legendary, but a triumph of science and patience.

Original image
iStock
Manta Rays, the Ocean’s Peaceful Giants
Original image
iStock

Swim With Manta Rays, the Ocean’s Peaceful Giants. They can grow to 25 feet wide and resemble underwater flying saucers.

*

Why ordering from the kids menu is harmful to children. They've changed from smaller portions of adult entrees to bland but safe options for picky eaters.

*

22 Facts About Ernest Hemingway. He led an extraordinary, although too short, life.

*

A Newly Discovered Diary Tells the Harrowing Story of the Deadly Halifax Explosion. It's believed to be the only same-day account from an eyewitness to the disaster that left 2000 people dead.

*

Drug Expiration Dates May Be More Myth Than Fact. A stash of medicines was found to be effectively potent decades after they were made.

*

Downtown Atlanta’s Lost Psychedelic Theme Park. The World of Sid and Marty Krofft was as weird as their TV shows.

*

Malloy the Invincible. In 1932, a gang of killers bought insurance on a homeless drunk, but then found out he was harder to kill than Rasputin.

*

Why Are Baseball Games Nine Innings Long? Believe it or not, that number actually shortened the game.

SECTIONS

More from mental floss studios