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Muhammad Ali and the Beatles

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The Day the Beatles Met Muhammad Ali. It was an awkward photo op that went down in history.
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Burlesque, Boneyards, and Bombs: The Other Wonders of Las Vegas. Because you shouldn’t spend all your time there gambling.    
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Shakespeare Was a Tax Evader and a Shrewd Businessman. HIs day job involved exploiting the poor for profit.  
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This Teletubbies prequel reveals an apocalyptic origin story. Shannon Murphy has figured out where Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa Laa, and Po come from, and why they are so dumb.  
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Axl Rose fights Google in attempt to destroy the ’Fat Axl' meme. And the Streisand Effect ensures that a new generation will discover that Axl was overweight a few years ago.
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Call of Duty: A Great Way to Train Your Brain. Contrary to what your mother said, science tells us that playing video games gives you a cognitive boost.
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Wake Up and Smell the ... Toothpaste? There are plenty of new ways to get your caffeine boost in the morning.
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11 Tweets That Led to a Whole Mess of Legal Trouble. Threats, libel, and abetting can get you in real life hot water.  

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Prescribing Booze During Prohibition
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The Lucrative Business of Prescribing Booze During Prohibition. Medicinal liquor was a legal loophole that everyone wanted to use.

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Russell Johnson: More Than "The Professor." The Gilligan's Island star was once a staple of Western movies and TV.

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How Nick Offerman Is Using Woodworking to Help Americans in Need. Would Works is a nonprofit organization that pays homeless people for helping in a woodworking shop.

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Mangilaluk’s Highway. The story of an Inuit boy who ran away from residential school illustrates the problems of an entire region.

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How I Trained My Cats. Chef Jun Yoshizuki explains how his cats can behave so well while he cooks for his YouTube videos.

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The Underrated Charm of Ice Fishing. Looking at vintage photographs of the pastime is quite charming, as long as we can stay warm inside while we do it.

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12 Terrible Pieces of Advice for Pregnant Women. When in doubt, ask your doctor.

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The Man Who Made John Gotti the Most Powerful Mobster in New York
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The German Who Made John Gotti the Most Powerful Mobster in New York. Hitman Joe Watts parlayed his insider knowledge into both money and respect.

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Why Boaty McBoatface is the Meme that Just Won’t Die. The good news is that it may mean the end of naming polls.

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The False Cheer of Office Parties Can’t Cure the Loneliness Epidemic. In other words, don't rely on your workplace for long-lasting friendships.

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Inside Connecticut’s Secret Museum of Retro-Future Oddities. The Space Age Museum has aliens, robots, rockets, and spaceships that you'll only see online, as the museum is not open to the public.

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What To Do If Your Parachute Fails. Told in a hurry because you Googled this when it happened to you.

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American Employers' Mindless Obsession with College Degrees. Requiring one is a shortcut for eliminating job candidates more than a necessary career qualification.

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11 Beloved Movies That Were Box Office Flops. Many of them were way ahead of their time.

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