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.
I’m Just A Little Bit Excited For Lincoln
As the father of 3-year-old and 1-year-old boys, I only vaguely recall what the inside of a movie theatre looks like. But I made it a point almost a month ago to mark on the calendar the exact day when a fellow history nut friend of mine and I would be going to see Lincoln.
So, in my giddy anticipation of that film, I’ve been running across all kind of interesting stuff about Honest Abe. Here is a video clip from 60 Minutes Overtime where Steven Spielberg... READ ON
Photography That’s Part of This Nutritious Breakfast
Cerealism uses crunchy breakfast treats to create interesting photographic landscapes.... READ ON
Time to Pay the Piper, Will Ferrell
A crafty Imgur user has decided to call in his just reward from Will Ferrell, who made a series of lofty promises last week.
As a citizen of the net, I think it’s about time Mr. Frank the Tank makes good.
When A President Dies, You’d Think You’d Want to Know What Happened
Turgut Ozal, the former President of Turkey, died in 1993—but his autopsy was only just performed. How is an autopsy performed that long after death and what can be learned?
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Susan B. Anthony Voted 140 Years and 1 Day Ago
And after she did so, she was arrested.
Second Place Is First Loser
How do you get over losing a Presidential election? Walter Mondale, Michael Dukakis and Bob Dole offer their personal experiences on shaking off the defeat.
The 2012 Presidential Election Gets Graphic
Graphic novel, that is.
Don’t Not Decide Not to Not Vote For Me
These ballots are pretty confusing.
Hey, You Don’t Even Live Here
How can the... READ ON
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A few weeks ago I posted an entry called 8 Celebrity Tactics For Responding to Fan Mail. Well, I recently happened upon one more that should be added.... READ ON
This Is Why Sports Are Great
Everything about athletics that isn't this just clouds how beautiful and wonderful sports can be.
That New Art Exhibit Stinks
Some of You Are Sick of... READ ON
Is George Lucas Crazy?
Crazy like a fox. A very, very generous, education-loving fox.... READ ON
We’re Gonna Need A Bigger Pump
Check out this video taken by MTA of a water-filled New York subway.
So, where will all of the subway rats go?
We’re Gonna Need A Better Pumpkin
If you don’t make incredible pop culture pumpkins like these, why are you bothering to carve pumpkins at all?
How to Pick An Awful... READ ON
The HMS Bounty Is... READ ON
Three Men and a Baby was directed by Leonard Nimoy.