Skip to main content area
You can close this video in 5 seconds.
CHECK OUT OUR MAGAZINE
Get a RISK-FREE issue
Give a Gift
RENEW YOUR SUBSCRIPTION
SPINNING THE GLOBE
7 Simple Ways to Make Chores More Efficient
Like us on Facebook
More from mental_floss...
The Time Ben Franklin and John Adams Shared a Bed
11 Geeky Snow Creations We Love
4 Russian Travel Tips for Visiting America
11 Baby Naming Trends of the Past
May 30, 2014 - 7:00am
POPULAR ON mental_floss
Name the Disney Films by Their 8-Word Descriptions
Why the Curiosity Rover is Forbidden From Collecting Water on Mars
A Visual Guide to Common Cemetery Symbols
11 Popular Franchises You Can Own—And What It Costs To Open Them
7 Movies That Sent People Running Out of Theaters
Afternoon Map: What States Are Using What Curse Words?
15 Interesting Things You Can Do With Capital Letters
Researchers Release Stunningly Detailed 3D Scans of Pompeii Victims
Pick the Correct Word for Each Definition
22 Heartwarming Before and After Photos of Adopted Dogs
55 Awesome Halloween Costume Ideas
8 of the Most Intriguing Disappearances in History
What Japanese People Thought Westerners Looked Like in 1860
The Surprising Reason We Don’t Tip Flight Attendants
Who Wrote Chopsticks?
17 Computer-Generated Hipster Baby Names No One Else Has Yet
15 Behind-the-Scenes Facts About 'Taxi'
Mathematician Shows How to Make Any Shape From a Single Cut
Also on Mental Floss:
Give a Gift
DID YOU KNOW?
Marlon Brando hated memorizing lines so much that he posted cue cards everywhere to help him get
through scenes. He even asked for lines to be written on an actress's posterior. (That request was denied.)
Mental Floss, Inc. All rights reserved. Mental Floss® is a registered trademark owned by Felix Dennis. mentalfloss.com is a trademark owned by Felix Dennis.