CLOSE
Original image
Facebook.com/GenPowell

Colin Powell's 60-Year-Old Selfie

Original image
Facebook.com/GenPowell

Colin Powell's 60-Year-Old Selfie

"I was doing selfies 60 years before you Facebook folks."

*

Who Wants to Crush Things In A Tank With Arnold Schwarzenegger?

Who doesn’t? Now let’s sweeten the pot a bit. Who wants to crush things in a tank with Arnold Schwarzenegger for charity?

He’s an American hero.

*

Putting A Name With A Face

Finally all of those everyday emoji have been matched with the specific idea they’re trying to communicate.

*

All the World’s a Joke

Time is back with their annual Ideas issue featuring interesting and innovative epiphanies from various celebrities and thought leaders. I particularly agree with the idea espoused by Key & Peele.

*

Do Not Call Me Again

A telemarketer tells you exactly how to get rid of her and others like her.

*

News Flash: The Oceans Are Large

And finding a plane in one of them is like trying to find a needle in a mountain of hay.

*

Hot Films

A man was once trying to build an outdoor movie theatre in the middle of an Egyptian desert. The project was ultimately abandoned, but the progress still sits there for us to see.

*

Based on A True Story

Biopics are one of the most popular and recurring film forms. Here is a rundown of the best and worst examples. Which ones were forgotten? I really enjoyed Blow, Man On the Moon, The Aviator, and a number of others that were left off.

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