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Weekend Links: How the British Speak American

Allison Keene

From Richard, a really beautiful collection of lightning photography.

The Quick 10: Happy Birthday, MacGyver!

Stacy Conradt

Quick, someone rig a cake using some duct tape, bouillon cubes and spackle! That's right, it's McGyver's birthday on Sunday.

The Late Movies: Funny Babies

Miss Cellania

My family celebrated the arrival of our first granddaughter yesterday, so I couldn't resist picking out some of my favorite classic baby videos for the Late Movies.

Man Builds a Time Warp to the 1800s in His Basement

Colin Patrick

The basement in most homes is crammed with mountains of dusty old toys, clothes, holiday decorations and all other types of broken, forgotten or useless clutter. John Scapes decided to go another w

Portlandia Begins Tonight

Chris Higgins

Tonight, welcome to my world: Portlandia.

Screw This, Screw That: Why We Have Different Types of Screws

Matt Soniak

If you've ever mistakenly grabbed the Phillips head screwdriver when you needed a flat head, you've probably asked yourself why there are different types of screws. Let's start at the

Geek Jewelry

Jill Harness

Valentine's Day is on the horizon, so if you're looking for something for the special dork in your life, look no further than Oddee's list of great geeky jewelry.

Your Puppies Wearing Hats Eating Bacon Sharing Facts

Stacy Conradt

Do you have a puppy? Do you have a hat? We'd love to feature your dog (all dogs are puppies at heart, right?) in an upcoming "Puppies Wearing Hats Eating Bacon Sharing Facts" post.

What's the Most Rewatchable Movie?

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.

How the Oregon Trail (Computer Game) Was Formed

Colin Patrick

The mere mention of the game Oregon Trail is enough to send most anyone that grew up in the last four decades into a fit of nostalgic glee.

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Armed WWII Grenades Used As Bookends The bomb squad blew up two World War II hand grenades in Deland, Florida last Tuesday morning.

Brain Game: Ned the Number Head

Thanks for trying the Friday Free-For-All. This will conclude the mental_floss Brain Game until Monday. Good luck! Ned the Number Head likes certain numbers, but not others.

Morning Cup of Links: Movies, Music, and Comedy

Miss Cellania

The 1957 Russian film Road to the Stars is way beyond those cheesy '50s science fiction movies.

The Late Movies: Isolated Music

Mark Arminio

In Aristotle's work Metaphysics, he postulated that "The whole is different from the sum of its parts." Tonight for the Late Movies, we're applying that concept to a few classic r

The Quick 10: People With Fake Middle Initials

Stacy Conradt

Maybe fake isn't exactly correct - some of the people on this list really have initials for middle names, they just don't mean anything. But others have made them up entirely.