Disney/Lucasfilm
Disney/Lucasfilm

The Force Awakens Trailer

Disney/Lucasfilm
Disney/Lucasfilm

The official trailer for Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens is here. We’re starting to get a bit of the picture now.
*
Justin Trudeau will be the new Prime Minister of Canada. We may as well learn a little bit about him.
*
It’s not easy being a scientist these days. Now that science is so wrapped up in politics, they have to worry about harassment or even harm from activists.
*
Deacon's Double Life. Deacon William Brodie was a respected carpenter by day, but at night he was something completely different.  
*
Babies everywhere are impersonating Bernie Sanders. Fans of the Vermont Senator are showing their support by dressing up their babies in old man hair and showing them off online.
*
How Salt Lake City’s Quirky Liquor Laws Lead to Unique Cocktail Menus.
*
20 Forgotten ’90s Actors and What They’re Doing Now. Warning: This might make you feel old.
*
11 Tips for Carving a Better Jack O'Lantern. You want something impressive without cutting your fingers off in the process.    

nextArticle.image_alt|e
iStock
A Lemon Rolled for a Quarter Mile Down a Street
iStock
iStock

A Lemon Rolled for a Quarter Mile Down a Street. And since the evidence is on video, many, many unproductive hours have been spent watching it.

*

A Man Grew the World's Longest Fingernails Out of Spite. After 66 years, Shridhar Chillal finally got his 30 feet of nails cut.

*

NASA-Designed Heat Shields Could Save Firefighters' Lives. Teams are carrying 40 prototypes as they battle wildfires in the American West.

*

The Most Important Video Game on the Planet. Fortnite is so popular that its culture is spilling out into the real world.

*

The Futuristic Skyscrapers of 1923 Were Supposed to Solve Traffic Problems. Like many people, those architects assumed we would soon have flying cars.

*

Want to Become an Astronaut? There's an app for that.

*

10 Nutty Proposals to Save the Planet. Some could eventually lead to plausible ideas.

nextArticle.image_alt|e
Paramount Pictures
12 Theme Parks Where the Danger is Real
A scene from Action Point (2018)
A scene from Action Point (2018)
Paramount Pictures

12 Theme Parks Where the Danger is Real. Thank goodness the parks themselves are fictional.

*

Green Ball Adventure, a Sprice Machines Chain Reaction. Watch a charming combination of colorful levers, pulleys, dominos, and spring action, all powered by gravity.

*

Lede-Buried Voicemails From Your Mom. Everyone has examples of parental communication gone wrong.

*

How to Start Knitting (and Learn to Love It). Seek the enjoyment first, and the skill will come in time.

*

The Oldest Color Produced by Living Things Is 1.1 Billion Years Old. The ancient cyanobacteria chlorophyll is strangely pink.

*

Before Björk, There Was the Last Incan Princess. Peruvian soprano Yma Sumac had a six-octave range, but it was her exoticism that made her famous.

*

Everyone’s Favorite Houseplant Only Wants to Die. Your pothos has lost the genes necessary for sexual reproduction, but is doomed to live as clones in millions of apartments.

*

Dime After Dime: A Gripping History of Claw Machines. They've been irresistible for almost 200 years.

SECTIONS

arrow
LIVE SMARTER
More from mental floss studios