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.
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Come On Down
Here’s how to get on The Price Is Right.
Something You May Actually Find in Area 51
Who knows if there are alien corpses or a wrecked UFO hidden in Area 51? What does seem more likely is that this top secret plane graveyard exists.
Geriatric Turtle On the Loose
It can’t be moving that fast. I’d set up a 10 foot perimeter around the house and start looking.
Polaroid to Print Again?
The formerly extinct photo company may rise from the ashes and start printing... READ ON
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Preparing For the Coming Cyber Wars
This connected little town was developed just to be wrecked by hacker terrorists.
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Kick Off the New Year With A Brain Cramp
Here is the hardest logic puzzle of all time. My head hurts just reading it.
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On Tap for 2013
What notable, or completely trivial, anniversaries will take place in the coming year, and how will they be covered?
Innovations Ahead in ‘13
The Smithsonian offers up a list of creative thinkers that will make waves soon.
The Year 2012 in Horrifically Annoying TV Ads
Flo always seems to make these lists.
Words Set For Extinction in 2013
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Buildings & Boulders As Movie Stars
You’ll be amazed to realize just how many times you see the same buildings and the same mountains over and over and over again in films.
The Definitive List of Lists
This New Yorker list of the 100 best lists includes every crucial collection you can imagine.... READ ON
Show This to the Next Person Who Says They’re Freezing
Here’s what it really feels like.
How the Backpack Came Forward
There was a time when school kids had to actually carry their books. How awful.
Nerdify Everything: Practical Jokes
The fact that these pranks are posted by the Smithsonian should tell you the type of brainpower that went into creating... READ ON
On the 2011 Czech Republic census, over 15,000 people listed their religion as "Jedi."