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Awesome 80s Cell Phone Ads

These TV spots show off the amazing new “transportable cellular phone system”.

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Wanna Feel Really Insignificant?

You might after you find out there might be 100 billion “Earths” out there somewhere.

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Try Explaining This, Science

These six materials do completely amazing and befuddling things. Article contains some NSFW language.

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Be A Film Critic

A man in New Zealand sued Paramount Pictures because he felt a movie trailer was misleading, and the studio agreed to refund his money. Excuse me, I have about 500 lawsuits I need to go file.

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Be A Film Prop Collector

Here are a few props from well-known motion pictures that you could go out and purchase right now.

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We Should All be Judged...

The entire U.S. population should be put on trial for allowing this individual to become the highest-paid person on TV.

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Speaking of Judging...

I should most certainly be judged, because when I travel to Pittsburgh in a few weeks for a Pirates game, I am definitely getting this sandwich.

What's the most shameful junk food you've ever eaten? This will probably be mine.

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The Secret Underground Life of Newborn Meerkat Pups
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The Secret Underground Life of Newborn Meerkat Pups. Nature photographers fitted a meerkat with a camera to get a look inside.

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America’s Secret Ice Base Won’t Stay Frozen Forever. When the glacier hiding it is gone, environmental hazards will be exposed.

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All 11 Versions of the U.S.S. Enterprise, Ranked. With each described in excruciating detail.

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How Tennessee Became the Final Battleground in the Fight for Suffrage. The process was much dirtier than we ever learned in school.

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A Remix in Tribute to Han Solo. He had a lot of great lines over four films, so Eclectic Method gave them rhythm and rhyme.

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Ishmael Beah tells what it was like to go from child soldier in Sierra Leone to high school student in New York. His classmates couldn't figure out why he was so good at paintball.

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A Brief History of Credit Cards. They aren't as old as you might have thought.

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10 Allegedly Cursed Objects. Just keep telling yourself that all the bad things that happened around them could be coincidence.

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How Four Undergrads Got the Scoop on the Unabomber
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How Four Undergrads Got the Scoop on the Unabomber. When news outlets couldn't get to Montana in time, J-school volunteers went into action.

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Kottabos, the Ancient Greek Drinking Game. The skill involved was flinging wine from one's own cup at a target.

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An Acid Trip with Groucho Marx. Yeah, he did LSD. At age 77.

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How Creedence Clearwater Revival Became the Soundtrack to Every Vietnam War Movie. It's not only because those songs take you to that specific era.

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Owen KC Stephens tells a wonderful story about the time an elderly British couple wanted to learn how to play a Star Wars role-playing game. They didn't know what a role-playing game was, but they knew what they were doing.

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These Freaky Fish Can Turn Their Eyes Into Flashlights. The triplefin is tiny, but controls its own super power.

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Unauthorized Dwelling at Yale. Student Allan Kornfeld couldn't afford the dorm charges, so he lived in a campus ventilation shaft for his senior year.

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The Resistance Group That Battled Hitler With Words. The students who worked under the name White Rose paid dearly for their efforts.

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