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The Late Movies: 11 Animals Celebrating Their Birthdays in Style

Jill Harness

Remember the excitement and joy you felt as a child when your annual birthday celebration finally rolled around?

11 Ill-Conceived TV Spinoffs That Almost Happened

Kara Kovalchik

Here are 11 spinoff ideas that barely made it past the drawing board.

11 Brilliant Lifehacks

David K. Israel

A lifehack is a secret way to make your life easier, or better, without great expense.

11 Little-Known Facts About Frank Sinatra

Bill DeMain

1. Traumatic Birth Born on December 12, 1915, in a Hoboken, New Jersey, apartment, Francis Albert Sinatra was blue and not breathing when he was yanked out of his mother with forceps.

What's the Strangest Place You've Been on a Date?

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.

11 Bits of Wisdom From Alfred Hitchcock

Colin Patrick

With a career catalog jam-packed with classics like Vertigo, Psycho, North by Northwest, The 39 Steps and dozens of others, Alfred Hitchcock is one of the most celebrated and revered film directors of

11 Amazing Thank You Notes From Famous People

Adrienne Crezo

We're thankful they took the time to write.

11 Words With a 'Q' But No 'U' Acceptable in Words With Friends

Jamie Spatola

If you've got a nagging 'Q' and no 'U' to go with it, perhaps one of these words will help.

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Police and Zookeepers Chase Papier Mâché Rhino The Ueno Zoo in Tokyo, Japan, holds annual escaped animal drills for zookeepers and emergency responders.

Brain Game: Afford Early Rifle

Here's today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Free-for-All Friday challenge.

11 Memorable Novelty Songs

Bill DeMain

From rockin’ ghouls to rollin’ truckers, here are 11 unforgettable novelty songs. 1. “Poisoning Pigeons In The Park” (1959) Written and Performed by Tom Lehrer Dr.

Morning Cup of Links: Bunny Baths

Miss Cellania

Russian scientists have finally broken through to Lake Vostok, after twenty years of drilling through two miles of Antarctic ice.

11 Items in Van Halen's Contract Rider (Including No Brown M&Ms)

Chris Higgins

Van Halen is back! Featuring David Lee Roth and three Van Halens, the band has reunited for a North American tour, and their new record was released just three days ago.

The Late Movies: Guess The Theme 40

Mark Arminio

Welcome to the 40th installment of the hit that's sweeping the nation: Guess The Theme!

Ice Capades: Skating Across the Netherlands

Dan Lewis

Dan Lewis runs the popular daily newsletter Now I Know (“Learn Something New Every Day, By Email”). To subscribe to his daily email, click

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