Weekend Links: War and Cheese

Image credit: 
Wikimedia Commons

If reading War and Peace is too much of a commitment to Tolstoy, try his family mac 'n cheese recipe instead: shorter, and probably tastier than a 1440-page Russian classic.

*

Those pesky paper wrappers are no longer an obstacle to any (inadvisable) attempts to eat a cupcake in a single bite.

*

The opening date for the world's tallest water slide keeps getting pushed back. For thrill-seekers too impatient to wait, there's always the option of making your own extreme water slide...

*

The First Lady is more powerful than most people think.

*

Britain's colonial days are over; however, the Queen of England has been seen eyeing up the Iron Throne. Watch out, Westeros.

*

Are coffee shop employees optional?

*

A hundred years later, it's easy enough to blame Germany for inciting World War I, but the truth is that the Germans weren't the only global powers responsible for the ensuing international conflict.

*

Would you survive Game of Thrones? (Better question: does anyone?) 

More from mental_floss...

June 28, 2014 - 9:00am
submit to reddit