CLOSE
Original image
ThinkStock

Five Fails

Original image
ThinkStock

Maybe Just A Handshake Next Time

Or a pat on the back. A fist bump would work, too. These people should just avoid the high five.

*

Building Your Secret Life

Instructables explains how to make a secret book stashing spot for large objects. After that all you need is a bookcase that moves aside to reveal a secret passageway.

*

No Parking. No Car Insurance. Fewer Accidents.

That could be the future thanks to driverless cars. It sounds amazing.

*

This Is Pretty Sweet

And juicy. And packed with nutrients. I’m sad to say I haven’t had, or even heard of, many of the fruits on this awesome chart.

Speaking of which, there’s an ice cream bean? Wikipedia confirms that there is, and its description sounds amazing:

The pods contain black seeds which are embedded in a thick white juicy pulp that tastes slightly like vanilla ice cream.

*

This Town Is So Stale

Which stands to reason, because it’s made of bread.

*

The Greatest Benefit of A Cell Phone

It’s not the convenience. Or the instant access to information. It’s that you will no longer be required to step into a phone booth death trap.

*

This Isn’t Your Neighbor’s Rake We’re Talking About Here

This lab “borrowed” some moon dust from NASA and just sort of forgot to give it back.

Original image
iStock
Incredible Teamwork From Little Clownfish
Original image
iStock

Incredible Teamwork From Little Clownfish. An entire family works together to build a new nest for the next generation.

*

10 People Who Survived the Impossible. When their lives were at stake, they rose to the occasion.

*

An Illustrated Look at the Terlingua Chili Cook-Off. In Texas, where chili cook-offs are practically everyday events, this one is the biggie, and it comes with a ton of history.

*

Meet the Actor Behind the New Star Wars Character. Kelly Marie Tran spent years going to auditions, then in 2015, her life changed forever.

*

The Hidden Science and Tech of the Byzantine Empire. The successor to the Roman Empire was responsible for breakthroughs in math, engineering, astronomy, and other sciences.

*

Why the Movies Are So Obsessed With Capes. It's how a costume can add to the drama.

*

The Origin Story of the Peace Sign. It was a call for nuclear disarmament almost 60 years ago.

*

10 Ancient Textiles That Will Blow Your Mind. If only we could get our jeans and socks to last so long.

Original image
iStock
Prescribing Booze During Prohibition
Original image
iStock

The Lucrative Business of Prescribing Booze During Prohibition. Medicinal liquor was a legal loophole that everyone wanted to use.

*

Russell Johnson: More Than "The Professor." The Gilligan's Island star was once a staple of Western movies and TV.

*

How Nick Offerman Is Using Woodworking to Help Americans in Need. Would Works is a nonprofit organization that pays homeless people for helping in a woodworking shop.

*

Mangilaluk’s Highway. The story of an Inuit boy who ran away from residential school illustrates the problems of an entire region.

*

How I Trained My Cats. Chef Jun Yoshizuki explains how his cats can behave so well while he cooks for his YouTube videos.

*

The Underrated Charm of Ice Fishing. Looking at vintage photographs of the pastime is quite charming, as long as we can stay warm inside while we do it.

*

12 Terrible Pieces of Advice for Pregnant Women. When in doubt, ask your doctor.

SECTIONS

arrow
LIVE SMARTER
More from mental floss studios