CLOSE
Girl Scout Diamonds
Girl Scout Diamonds

Cookie Trivia

Girl Scout Diamonds
Girl Scout Diamonds

Sweet Trivia

Here are some things you don’t know about Girl Scout Cookies.

*

Down on the Street

This video gives you the chance to see what it would be like to live as a popular street performer, pulling off intricate juggling routines you probably can’t do now.

*

In-the-Brain, Out-of-Body

Scientists took a brain scan of a woman while she was having an out-of-body experience. Here is what they saw.

*

Shining the Light on Pixar

Learn more about the Pixar brain trust that turned the company into an industry giant.

*

It’s A Real Speaker (And Chest) Thumper

The chest pumping song that Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey (that’s a weird thing to write) did in The Wolf of Wall Street has been turned into a catchy remix.

*

So You Wanna Be IN Pictures?

Take the advice of this 1920s film director, who amusingly interviewed himself for a publication of the day.

*

How They Got the Prez

Between Two Ferns Producer/Director Scott Aukerman explains how President Obama ended up on the show.

nextArticle.image_alt|e
iStock
The Secret Underground Life of Newborn Meerkat Pups
iStock
iStock

The Secret Underground Life of Newborn Meerkat Pups. Nature photographers fitted a meerkat with a camera to get a look inside.

*

America’s Secret Ice Base Won’t Stay Frozen Forever. When the glacier hiding it is gone, environmental hazards will be exposed.

*

All 11 Versions of the U.S.S. Enterprise, Ranked. With each described in excruciating detail.

*

How Tennessee Became the Final Battleground in the Fight for Suffrage. The process was much dirtier than we ever learned in school.

*

A Remix in Tribute to Han Solo. He had a lot of great lines over four films, so Eclectic Method gave them rhythm and rhyme.

*

Ishmael Beah tells what it was like to go from child soldier in Sierra Leone to high school student in New York. His classmates couldn't figure out why he was so good at paintball.

*

A Brief History of Credit Cards. They aren't as old as you might have thought.

*

10 Allegedly Cursed Objects. Just keep telling yourself that all the bad things that happened around them could be coincidence.

nextArticle.image_alt|e
BOB GALBRAITH, AFP/Getty Images
How Four Undergrads Got the Scoop on the Unabomber
BOB GALBRAITH, AFP/Getty Images
BOB GALBRAITH, AFP/Getty Images

How Four Undergrads Got the Scoop on the Unabomber. When news outlets couldn't get to Montana in time, J-school volunteers went into action.

*

Kottabos, the Ancient Greek Drinking Game. The skill involved was flinging wine from one's own cup at a target.

*

An Acid Trip with Groucho Marx. Yeah, he did LSD. At age 77.

*

How Creedence Clearwater Revival Became the Soundtrack to Every Vietnam War Movie. It's not only because those songs take you to that specific era.

*

Owen KC Stephens tells a wonderful story about the time an elderly British couple wanted to learn how to play a Star Wars role-playing game. They didn't know what a role-playing game was, but they knew what they were doing.

*

These Freaky Fish Can Turn Their Eyes Into Flashlights. The triplefin is tiny, but controls its own super power.

*

Unauthorized Dwelling at Yale. Student Allan Kornfeld couldn't afford the dorm charges, so he lived in a campus ventilation shaft for his senior year.

*

The Resistance Group That Battled Hitler With Words. The students who worked under the name White Rose paid dearly for their efforts.

SECTIONS

arrow
LIVE SMARTER
More from mental floss studios