Your Famous Doppelganger

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.

The Origins of 11 Big Box Stores

Scott Allen

Saturday may be for small businesses, but Black Friday is all about the big box stores.

Morning Cup of Links: Biscuit Cake

Miss Cellania

Dee said she’d made her “legendary chocolate biscuit cake so many times now that the ingredients could make it by themselves.” Watch them do just that in this cute stop-motion animation. * Anne Rice

The Late Movies: Guess The Theme 30

Mark Arminio

Happy, happy, happy Thanksgiving! As always, tonight for the Late Movies, we're playing GUESS THE THEME.

11 Turkey-shaped Jell-O Mold Competition Entries

David K. Israel

Danielle Spencer, Australian pop singer, actress, wife of Russell Crowe, hosted a turkey-shaped Jell-O mold competition recently. Here are some of our favorite entries.

Out of the Ordinary Thanksgivings

Miss Cellania

For many Americans, Thanksgiving is a very consistent holiday.

Take 25% Off Everything in the mental_floss Store!

Mangesh & Jason

* Sale excludes magazine subscriptions, package deals, and clearance

Morning Cup of Links: Happy Thanksgiving!

Miss Cellania

Why Thanksgiving is the Best Holiday of the Year. (via Bits and Pieces) * 5 Thanksgiving Disasters You're Probably Not Prepared For.

"Jingle Bells" Was Originally Written for Thanksgiving

Stacy Conradt

As your family gathers around the piano tomorrow to sing all of your favorite Thanksgiving songs (you know, like Adam Sandler’s “The Thanksgiving Song” and… “The Thanksgiving Song” remix…) don’t forge

A Big Thanks to Our 20,000 Tumblr Followers for Helping Us Reach 20,000 Tumblr Followers

Jason English

Exactly 11 months after launching our Tumblr blog, we hit the magic 20,000 follower mark yesterday. Congrats to the Tumblr team for all their hard work! (OK, there's no Tumblr team.

Is This Really the Busiest Travel Day?

Jason Plautz

So far, it seems that airport delays and other inconveniences have been minimal today, a good sign for millions of Thanksgiving travelers.

Black and Blue Friday: Violent and Crazy Moments in Holiday Shopping

Haley Sweetland Edwards

© Michael Maloney/San Francisco Chronicle/Corbis This Friday, 152 million people—that’s half the population of the United States—will flock to shopping malls, big box stores, online merchants and r

mental_floss on NPR! (Updated with the Link)

Jason English

Research editor and regular Kara Kovalchik will be on Talk of the Nation this afternoon to discuss her recent story 11 Sounds Your Kids Have Probably Never Heard. Tune in!

9 Vintage Tattoos

David K. Israel

Tattoos have been in and out of fashion for thousands of years.

I'm Too Sexy For My Library

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