CLOSE
Original image

The Best of The Twilight Zone

Original image

10 of the Best Twilight Zone Episodes to celebrate the show's 54th anniversary. Now I want to see them all again.
*
The Funniest Government Shutdown Signs. Brace yourself for more if the shutdown continues this week.
*
The trailer for the new movie adaptation of Frankenstein shows us a monster that Mary Shelley wouldn't recognize at all. This modern Prometheus is a superhero who must save mankind.
*
The 10 Longest Running Prime-time TV Shows Still On The Air. Soap operas, news programs, talk shows, and children's shows would outdo them all.
*
Taking a picture of your meal and posting it to Instagram will negatively affect the pleasure of eating it. Not to mention the pleasure of the folks who will look at it.
*
Watch some adorably furry miniature ponies playing with a bucket. They're just horsing around!
*
Hitler’s Furies were women recruited to serve the Third Reich in World War II. They were seen working in all capacities short of combat, including the persecution of Jews.
*
In Hollywood, they say never work with animals or children because they will always upstage you. This applies to working behind the camera, too.
*
7 irresistible layer cake recipes. I think I've fallen in love with the butter-toasted-walnut layer cake.
*
9 Halloween Pumpkin Projects. You've got plenty of time to try something different with this year's Jack-o-lantern.

Original image
iStock
Dogs Deliberately Smile at Us
Original image
iStock

Dogs Have Pet Facial Expressions to Use on Humans, Study Finds. They learn what we like, and use it to communicate with us.

*

Harvesting Cork in Rural Spain. It takes 25 years from planting to the first harvest, then nine years until the next one.

*

The Year of the Witch. Hartford, Connecticut, spent 1662 and 1663 in a frenzy to identify witches among the townspeople.

*

Burger King Reveals the Uncomfortable Truth About Bullying in a Remarkable In-Store Stunt. The premise is goofy, but the last minute will get you right in the feels.

*

What Does the Hamburger Helper’s Skeleton Look Like? Each possibility is more ridiculous than the last.

*

A Catfishing With a Happy Ending. The man she met online was an impostor, but then she met the guy he had stolen a profile picture from.

*

5 Weird Pieces of Vintage Parenting Advice. Aren't you glad we have all the answers now?

*

The Haunted Hospital. Waverly Hills Sanatorium has been a TB hospital, a nursing home, a failed religious monument, and now a paranormal investigation site.

Original image
FilmDistrict
When Movie Trailers Mislead
Original image
FilmDistrict

7 Times Misleading Movie Trailers Didn't Align with the Film. The trailer's only purpose is to get you into the theater, where you may be surprised.

*

Flowers Have Secret Blue Halos That Bumblebees Can See. The effect is produced mechanically instead of chemically.

*

Searching for the Identity of San Francisco’s Mysterious Mummified Girl. DNA analysis and a painstaking records search have given her a name and a history.

*

Charles Laughton in The Hunchback of Notre Dame. The making of the 1939 film was an extreme experience for its star.

*

Learn to Make Alien Facehugger Pudding Cups for Your Halloween Party. They have edible Alien eggs and facehuggers, they fizz, they glow in the dark, and they're delicious!

*

From Folk to Acid Rock, How Marty Balin Launched the San Francisco Music Scene. More than just the founder of Jefferson Airplane, he encouraged the opening of clubs and auditoriums, promoted festivals, and welcomed bands from all over.

*

The Wikipedia Markov Masher is a generator that will mix two Wikipedia articles together into a paragraph that almost, but not quite, makes sense in an artificial intelligence way. See some really funny examples here.

*

11 Scientific Reasons Why Being in Nature is Relaxing. That's a lot of reasons to go outside today.

SECTIONS

arrow
LIVE SMARTER
More from mental floss studios