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The Late Movies: Homemade Water Park

Miss Cellania

Water parks cost a pretty penny, especially if you have a lot of people who want to have some fun in the water.

Chips, Crisps, Croustilles: A Global Tour of Unusual Potato Chip Flavors

Jill Harness

There’s a whole world of chip flavors out there that most of us have never even imagined. Here are some of the most interesting.

The Missing Links: Bulgarian Vampire Grave Diggers

Colin Patrick

Arsonist or Scientist Those seem to be the two most likely outcomes that can come from a child being allowed to play around with gunpowder. Luckily for Dr. Paul Plotz he ended up as the latter.

What Was Your Worst Subject?

Jason English

On Fridays, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments.

5 Beloved Ethnic Foods Invented for Americans

Cole Gamble

Many of those beloved “ethnic foods” Americans crave so much—Mexican, Chinese, Italian—were actually invented or popularized in the good old USA. 1. General Tso’s

After Elections in Delaware, Politicians Literally Bury Hatchets

Jason Plautz

Image credit: A Chesapeake Journal As the election season kicks into gear and all that negative rhetoric hits the airwaves, it's worth remembering that politics isn't always so nasty.

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Arrested for Drunk Driving a Wheelchair Raymound Kulma of Utica, Michigan, was pulled over by police while cruising in a motorized wheelchair.

Brain Game: Angels in the Outfield

Today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Free-for-all Friday challenge winds up, and here's the pitch: June likes Major League Baseball, but she only roots for certain teams.

Morning Cup of Links: Venus Up Close

Miss Cellania

A group of teenagers went out to the desert where they were filming Return of the Jedi and shot some film footage of what they saw.

The Late Movies: Guess The Theme 57

Mark Arminio

Welcome back to the game that never ends _flossers: GUESS THE THEME! All the clips below have something in common.

World War I Centennial: Mounting Machine Guns on Airplanes

Erik Sass

Installment #20: Of all the new weapons systems coming on line in the years leading up to the Great War, the newest – and most open-ended – was the airplane.

The Missing Links: Good Job, Good Effort, Internet!

Colin Patrick

Ray Bradbury’s Most Memorable & Insightful Quotes Presented by The Guardian in random fashion.

At the Libraries: BEA Buzz

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

How Do We Create, Define, and Search for Life?

Chris Higgins

Christoph Adami makes "artificial life," effectively self-replicating computer programs. If you've heard of Tierra*, that's the kind of thing Adami does.

18 Fabulous Photos of Famous Flappers

Miss Cellania

This post was planned long ago as a followup to The Rise of the Flapper, which looked at some of the reasons for the iconic lifestyle many young women adopted in the 1920s.