Colin Patrick

Colin Patrick is an author and a comedian. In addition to mental_floss, he's written for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Splitsider, McSweeney's, and Cracked.

Early Video Game Ads
11 Ironic and Puzzling E-Books
The Number of the Day: 250
The Time Chris Farley Visited Congress as Newt Gingrich
A Classic Tale of Pre-Teen Embarrassment and Geography
Larry David: Middle East Peacemaker?
How to Stealth Your Computer Screen
A Fan-Made Indiana Jones Filmumentary
Reliving World War II on Twitter
11 Famous People Who Started as Lowly TV Writers
Your Best Google Easter Egg Ideas
Tony LaRussa's Place in Game Show History
The Making of Michael Jackson's Thriller
Three Amazing Cup and Ball Illusions
Ohio's Position on Exotic Animal Ownership
Invitation to an Assassination
Your Top 10 SNL Cast Members
Who Was Hitler Before Hitler?
The Mickey Mouse Gas Mask
Introducing the Average Font
A Multiple Emmy Winner Pitching Toasted Subs
Rude and Petty Chatbots Talking to Each Other
Dean Martin Hates The Beatles
The Number of the Day: $11
Massive Box Office Draws Whose Names You Don't Know
Graphing Worn Out Cinema Trends
Do Not Microwave These Items
The Number of the Day: 800
Reliving the All Too Brief Run of The Dana Carvey Show
Jonathan's Starbucks Card Wants to Buy You a Drink
Charting Super Powers From Awesome to Absurd
The Number of the Day: 435
The Number of the Day: $20
The Number of the Day: 6,239
The Burial Suit That Eats Your Body
Symbolic Faces
The Number of the Day: 72
The Number of the Day: 106
Saturday Night Live's Anyone Can Host Contest
Cartman's Favorite Snack & Other Fictional Products That Became Real
Baseball's Worst Players of All Time
The Hitchcock Recipe
Photography With Sparklers
Stunning Salt Portraits
Shea Hembrey's Multiple Artist Personalities
The Number of the Day: 10,000
Bob Uecker: Pro Wrestling Icon
Uncontacted Tribes Don't Realize They're Internet Famous
Netflix Envelope Art
The Late Movies: Cartoon Voice Actors


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