CLOSE
Original image
YouTube

Awfully Odd Anti-Drug PSAs

Original image
YouTube

Just Say No

...To these hilarious anti-drug messages. And, you should definitely go ahead and just say no to actual drugs, too.

Also, somehow they forgot this very surreal one.

*

The Mind of A Human Math Machine

Shakuntala Devi, who recently passed away, had a staggering mathematical mind. Among her achievements mentioned in this article:

She earned herself a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records when she multiplied two 13-digit numbers (7,686,369,774,870 and 2,465,099,745,779) and articulated the solution (26 digits: 18,947,668,177,995,426,462,773,730) in just 28 seconds.

*

Deep-Sea DNA

The Hornsleth Deep Storage Project will launch later this year with its mission to drop a series of angular, artsy sculptures to the bottom of the Pacific Ocean’s Mariana Trench, the deepest known part of Earth’s oceans. The sculptures will be packed with human hair and blood.

*

Google Does Everything

Search. Directions. Translate. Earth. Bikes.

*

Your Grandparents Ain’t So Great

Not when compared against the grandparents that built this insane treehouse.

*

Hunger For Knowledge

Does being a starving artist require you to actually be starving?

Original image
iStock
The Magic of Making Marbles
Original image
iStock

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

*

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

*

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

*

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

*

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

*

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

*

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

*

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

Original image
iStock
The Greatest Internet Recipe Comment of All Time
Original image
iStock

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

*

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.

*

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

*

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

*

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

*

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.

*

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

*

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

SECTIONS

arrow
LIVE SMARTER
More from mental floss studios