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Terry Gilliam Explains Animation in 1974

Chris Higgins

Terry Gilliam started out as the only American* member of Monty Python, and he was responsible for the absurd animated sequences seen throughout Monty Python's Flying Circus as well as their late

Why Do We Kiss Under The Mistletoe?

The Week

It all goes back to Loki.

Brain Game: Presenting

Today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Wednesday Wordplay challenge is a brand new word ladder. Since the words share the same first two letters, it looks easier than it is.

Morning Cup of Links: Instagram Kerfluffle

Miss Cellania

Instagram's new terms of service outraged users when it appeared the company was claiming rights to all their pictures.

25 of the Happiest Words in English

Arika Okrent

A group of mathematicians at the University of Vermont published a paper on positivity in the English language.

In Honor of Titanic's 15th Anniversary, Watch the MythBusters Tackle the Movie's Myths!

Erin McCarthy

Wednesday marks 15 years since Titanic was released in theaters.

The Missing Links: Timing Santa

Colin Patrick

Indiana Jones Just Received A Very Important Package At the University of Chicago. And no one knew where it came from.

Santa-Themed Victorian Games for the Night Before Christmas

Erin McCarthy

Game of the Visit of Santa Claus. McLoughlin Brothers, 1901.

Contrary, Lazy, or Subversive (but Funny) Christmas Decorations

Miss Cellania

Three years ago, I posted a list of Bizarre But Clever Christmas Decorations.

5 Model Train Sets That Won’t Fit Under the Christmas Tree

Rob Lammle

In this age of video game consoles and iPads, it’s easy to forget there was a time when miniature trains were at the top of every kid’s holiday wish list.

6 Crazy Ways People Are Prepping for Doomsday

The Week

By Chris

Do Dogs and Cats Have Different Blood Types, Like Humans Do?

Kara Kovalchik

Yes. And our pets sometimes need transfusions, too, so it’s always handy to know what type of blood Spot or Fluffy has (if he or she has had any blood work done, the vet will have this

Video: What Really Brought Down the Hindenburg?

Erin McCarthy

For 75 years, scientists have wondered what caused the Hindenburg, the world's largest airship, to catch on fire as it landed during a thunderstorm in Lakehurst, New Jersey on May 6, 1937.

Brain Game: Join Us

Today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Tuesday Test Time challenge is a quick one, but that's okay... you still have lots to do before the holiday arrives, right?

Morning Cup of Links: Monkey Custody Dispute

Miss Cellania

This week in litigation: The people vs. IKEA Monkey.