Weekend Links: Potato Chips That Taste Like Defeat

Image credit: 
Daily Dot

Lay's is looking for the next great potato chip flavor, but some contest entries are less tasty, more tongue-in-cheek.

*

There's a certain satisfaction in watching Microsoft pioneer and billionaire Bill Gates spend just over a minute losing a game of chess to a boyish 23-year-old. (Granted, he is the reigning world champion.)

*

Could a world in which Tom Hiddleston played Thor, not Loki, ever be the same?

*

In 1976, a young Neil deGrasse Tyson sent Carl Sagan a rejection letter.

*

Candy hearts are great, but not everyone is so flush with romance on Valentine's Day. How about a little more ambivalence in those pink cardboard boxes?

*

Sir Paul McCartney was easily the happiest guy at the Grammys.

*

If it doesn't become immediately obvious, here are some ways to determine whether or not you are in an Ernest Hemingway novel.

More from mental_floss...

February 1, 2014 - 12:00pm
submit to reddit