CLOSE
Original image
Comedy Central

Colbert Makes Us Cry

Original image
Comedy Central

Stephen Colbert’s Tearful Tribute To His Mother was Amazing. First, you'll grab a hankie and then you'll call your Mom.
*
Take a Tour Inside the Large Hadron Collider's Incredible Data Center. Although their number crunching is outsourced around the world, CERN still stores enormous amounts of data on site.
*
The "Me Me Me" Wedding. The bridezilla phenomenon is spreading worldwide -like a plague.
*
Why James Gandolfini’s Death Feels So Personal. No matter what role he played, he seemed like one of us.
*
A record-breaking heat wave in Alaska makes for some strange scenes. Combine that with 24-hour daylight at the solstice, and residents wish they had air conditioning.
*
The Ten Most Dysfunctional Families in Literature. When everyone is unhappy in his own way, it makes us feel better about our own lives.
*
Watch 91-year-old Sy Perlis bench press 187 pounds -a record for his age group. Most people who live to 91 are lucky to lift their morning coffee cup.
*
31 Household Products You’ll Never Have To Buy Again. With these recipes, you can make them yourself!
*
Getting pregnant after age 35 might not be as difficult as previously thought. It turns out that the conventional wisdom on later pregnancies came from statistics that are hundreds of years old.

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