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.
VP Must Stand For Very Patronizing. Or Voracious Pugilism.
A few notable moments from Vice Presidential debates throughout the years.
Sacred Home Land For Sale. Very Spacious. Must See to Believe.
The Great Sioux Nation is trying to raise the money to repurchase their sacred tribal land.... READ ON
In A Perfect World, Science Museums Wouldn’t Have to Advertise
But since it isn't and they do, you might as well make sure the advertisements are geeky and cool to show off your science smarts.
Energy: Sure. Education: Absolutely. Cancer: Huh?
Until I read this article, I never really considered that carcinogens might have their own lobbyists.
To Boldly Go Where No Man Has Gone Before - With A Little Help From A Snotty Tissue
Will microbes unlock the path to other planets?
The... READ ON
A Very Useful Machine
Is this the best Rube Goldberg machine ever? If you aren't familiar with them, first check out what they are. Then watch this incredible example in action:
A Very Useless Machine
You’ve seen the world’s most useless machine. Now see it turned into a perfect analogy for our political climate.
There Aren’t Many People That Do A Good Mogwai
Check out these unusual celebrity impressions.
The 007 of Plainfield, New Jersey
I included a link about James... READ ON
It Ain’t A Real Event Until the Internet Memes It
The Presidential debate gets the lightsabers and bad photoshopping and McKayla Maroney we all knew were coming.
Slurpee. Old Hot Dog. Flawless Political Polling.
Take a break, elections experts. I do believe 7-11 has the Presidential election figured out.
Springfield + Albuquerque = Breaking Ned
The world’s most okily dokily neighbor takes a dark... READ ON
Tim Burton GIFs Galore
Jack Skellington, Batman, Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands, Willy Wonka, Pee-wee, Ichabod Crane and a slew of other characters from Burton’s iconic catalog, captured in moving pictures.
Thinking Back On That Place Where Everybody Knew Your Name
The creators of Cheers participated in this fantastic oral history of the show.
Is Steve Jobs Still Alive?
Is he in China? Is he standing in the back of a pickup truck? The answer to all of these is likely a simple... READ ON
Stare At The Sun
Well, not the actual one. But you won’t want to take your eyes off this video of the sun.... READ ON
How Do You Save A Bunch of Superheroes?
Find out who rescued Marvel Comics.
What Happened to Good Old Golden Tickets?
When we start putting GPS devices in our candy bars, I think we’ve gone too far.
Behold: The World’s Lowest Voice
Get this man in a barbershop quartet... READ ON
I’m Gonna Pass on the Face Yeast Beer
This brewery is going to start making beer with yeast they harvested from their brewmaster’s bearded face.
It’s Just Your Common, Everyday Nazi Space Rock Buddha Statue
This thing is pretty cool.
Relax, Internet Friends
There will be no bacon... READ ON
Looking at Einstein’s Brain: There’s An App For That?
Yes, yes there is.
Charles Manson Just Doesn’t Make As Much Sense As You’d Think
And that’s certainly saying something. Take, for instance, this note he sent to his musical namesake.
Riding the Subway is the Key To Happiness
Well, it’s one of them, anyway—along with fighting, watching depressing films and thinking about your own demise. Confused? Check out Cracked’s list of the things science says make you... READ ON
Making “Google Street View” Match Real World Streets
An artist is taking those people famously frozen forever in Google Street View and adding them in the real world to the exact spot they were captured.
These Don’t Hang on the Wall So Easily
As a business owner, how do you honor the history of your company? You quite literally build it into the day-to-day life of the office.
The Thing About J.K. Rowling's New Adult Novel
It's... READ ON
Nixon was speaking at Disney World when he famously declared, "I am not a crook."