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The Stories and Scandals of Hollywood's Classic Actresses

“If you can’t handle me at my worst, then you don’t deserve me at my best,” Marilyn Monroe once famously quipped. Except she didn’t. As the hosts of Scatterbrained reveal in their latest episode about classic Hollywood starlets, many myths about this beloved blonde bombshell still abound.

In addition to setting the record straight once and for all, the Scatterbrained team dug up some surprising stories about Tinseltown’s leading ladies from the ‘20s up to the ‘60s. In this episode, you’ll learn why Mae West was jailed for lewdness, which famous literary role Audrey Hepburn almost landed, why Elizabeth Taylor hated being called Liz, and the personal favor that John F. Kennedy asked of Judy Garland.

Plus, the tale of how Clara Bow was blackmailed by her hair dresser-turned-personal assistant might make you rethink the details you divulge while getting your bi-monthly trim.

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14 Favorite TV Moms
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Television moms. Everyone has a favorite. Whether it’s Carol Brady and her groovy pant suits or Wilma Flintstone (whose maiden name was Slaghoople). But how much do you really know about these small-screen maternal figures?

In the latest episode of Scatterbrained, John Green and his co-hosts are dishing some amazing facts about television’s most beloved moms (that segment begins at the 2:25 mark), just in time for Mother’s Day. They’re also delving into the history of the holiday itself, offering some tips on how to pick out the perfect bouquet for your mama and exploring the unique (and sometimes odd) habits of moms in the animal kingdom. You can check out the full episode below.

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4 Coffee Hacks That Actually Work

Unlike our British counterparts across the pond, it's coffee—not tea—that primarily fuels our offices and homes. But how much do you really know about the beloved beverage? In the latest episode of Scatterbrained, John Green and his co-hosts break down everything that can be gleaned from the history of the bean, including the origin of words like "frappuccino" and "latte," caffeine's effect on memory, and the surprising reason why the arrival of coffee triggered a "dawn of sobriety" in England. (No, sadly Americans can't claim coffee as our national drink.)

The Scatterbrained team even tests out some coffee life hacks to find out if they live up to their claims. Perhaps you can't grind coffee beans with a mortar and pestle like some bloggers claim, but would you really want to, anyway?

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