CLOSE
Original image
Uproxx

The Smell of Overwhelming Sadness

Original image
Uproxx

The Smell of Sadness

Flick Candles recreate the aroma of life’s soul-crushing moments.

*

Your iPad Is A Keeper

A Trapper Keeper, to be specific. Everyone’s favorite elementary school binders are back as tablet covers.

*

Speaking of '80s Kids Stuff

See how many of these essential '80s preschooler toys you had.

*

Brilliant and Buried

For one reason or another, movie studios tried to shelf these fantastic films. Thankfully each of them made their way out eventually.

*

The Biggest Books

These are the 21 best selling books ever. How many have you read?

*

How to Pop

A British comedian put together this handy video tutorial for creating a catchy pop song and his creation is hilarious and could very well be the next big hit. There aren’t enough pop songs that feature the bassoon.

*

Good Pick

The NBA did an awesome thing last night when it “drafted” a player that has recently been diagnosed with a career-ending condition.

Original image
iStock
The Last Solar Eclipse
Original image
iStock

The Last Solar Eclipse. There will come a time when the moon is too far away to produce a solar eclipse.

*

Nebraska's Fearless Maid. How Minnie Freeman saved her students during the blizzard of 1888.

*

Confessions of a Costume Curator. Historic garments carry the ghosts of the people who once wore them.

*

This Infant's Size Confirms a Concern Doctors Have Had for Years: Large babies as well as small babies can be an indication of problems ahead.

*

18 Science Fiction Spacesuits, Ranked. They may look cool, but how safe and usable would they be in real life?

*

The Haunting Magic of Ghost Buildings. They aren't there anymore, but they've left evidence of their existence on the shared walls of the adjacent buildings.

*

Technology Could Make Us Immortal. (But there will be consequences.)

*

6 Unexpected Consequences of a Solar Eclipse. Be ready for them.

Original image
Keystone/Getty Images
Einstein is Proved Right (Again)
Original image
Keystone/Getty Images

Deep in the Heart of Our Galaxy, Einstein is Proved Right Again. His theory of general relativity holds true even at the black hole near the center of our galaxy.

*

"Total Eclipse of the Heart" Was Almost a Meat Loaf Song. It was written for him, but then detoured to Bonnie Tyler.

*

The Atomic Bomb That Was Too Big To Use. The largest nuclear bomb ever made, Tsar Bomba, was actually a scaled-down version of the original design.

*

6 Weirdly Specific Ideas Movies Have About Normal Bathrooms. You'll be surprised by the many times the same weird thing happens in a bathroom across different fictional worlds.

*

What It’s Like to Apartment Hunt With a Boyfriend Who Has No Credit Score. He's a responsible guy, but couldn't prove it on paper.

*

The 33 Most Romantic Moments In TV History. Get your hankies out.

*

27 Hilariously Nasty Sounding Mushroom Species Names. They would be hurt by them if they had feelings.

SECTIONS

arrow
LIVE SMARTER
More from mental floss studios