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Weekend Links: Cracking the Code on Why Yuor Barin Can Raed Tihs

Allison Keene

Probably one of the most dangerous links I've ever posted … for procrastinators, anyway: bizarre websites on which you can kill time with style. * From Holly, cracking the code on why yuor bari

Reddit Raises $70,000 for Kenyan Orphanage

Jill Harness

When shocking pictures were released of Omari, a face-slashing victim who was working single-handedly to defend an orphanage from roving thugs in Kenya, Reddit users stepped up to help the children Om

Last Week's Most Popular Stories

Jason English

In case you weren't obsessively refreshing mentalfloss.com all week, here's what you

Weekend Links: Cat Mario

Allison Keene

Even if you haven't seen "The Artist" (and you should), and aren't familiar with its star, Jean Dujardin (an amazingly talented and lovable man), his Villain Auditions are still a

Gone Too Soon: 6 Famous Funerals of Megastars Under 50

Maggie Ryan Sandford

Just 48 when she died, Whitney Houston will be laid to rest today, her “private” funeral webcast live to millions of mourners.

Who's the One on the Left? 22 Famous Pairs Explained

Jason English

Which Rescue Ranger is Chip? Which crotchety old Muppet is Waldorf? Let's settle this once and for all. 1. Statler and

The Late Movies: Stinking Badges

Miss Cellania

The line about the "stinking badges" made the American Film Institute's list of the 100 best movie quotes ever.

There Really Is a Little Debbie

Stacy Conradt

Betty Crocker might sound like someone’s mom or grandma who perfected family recipes in her kitchen at home, but she’s a total marketing fabrication. The same goes for Mrs. Butterworth.

Red-light Cameras

David K. Israel

Last year, I got a $500 ticket for going through a red light. It came in the mail with a grainy photo and video of me driving, clearly in violation of the law.

Who's in a Survey-Taking Mood?

Mangesh & Jason

One of the apps we're working on is based on our trivia game, Split Decision. The team developing the app was hoping to get some feedback from you guys.

Important Question for Readers in the UK (It's About Creme Eggs)

Jason English

So I'm sitting here reading up on Easter candy and I came across this statistic: In the UK, annual sales of Cadbury Creme Eggs are in excess of 200 million eggs despite the limited sales perio

Have You Read 'Downton Abbey'?

Miss Kathleen

Each week Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books. If there’s something noteworthy going on in your local library, leave us a

What Was Your Favorite Magazine Growing Up?

Jason English

On Fridays, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else's reply, whatever you want.

Morgan Spurlock Sells His Soul in a TED Talk

Chris Higgins

"YOUR NAME HERE Presents: My TED Talk that you have no idea what the subject is and depending on the content could ultimately blow up in your face especially if I make you or your company look s

The Blue Marble: Views of Earth From Far Away

Calli Arcale

In January 2012, the newly launched weather satellite NPP Suomi had gathered enough swaths of data to cover the entire Earth.

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