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Art or Makeup?

Jill Harness

Artist Andy Alcala, a student at the University of Iowa, wanted to put a fresh face on classic artworks of the past...or should I say, he wanted to put the artworks on a fresh face?

Will the Post Office Buy the Farm?

Brett Savage

In a 1997 episode of Seinfeld entitled "The Junk Mail," Kramer, disgusted by receiving an inordinate number of Pottery Barn catalogs, attempts to cancel all postal delivery to his address.

Raging Bull: The Lie Catcher!

the mag

Here's another sneak peek at the September-October issue of mental_floss magazine. Click here to get a risk-free issue! by Judy

Weekend Links: Botanical Mind Control

Allison Keene

One of those questions I've always wanted to ask but never know where to start - revealed!

Last Week's Most Popular Stories

Jason English

In case you weren't obsessively refreshing mentalfloss.com all week, here's what you

D23 Day Two: Disney Studios Steals the Show

Stacy Conradt

So, remember when I told you yesterday that I had a trio of things on tap for today? Yeah, not so much.

Lunchtime Quiz Leftovers

Jason English

Cookie Monster's Early Work

Jason English

The New York Times just ran an article on “Jim Henson's Fantastic World,” an exhibit at the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens. (Has anybody been?

Weekend Links: How Fast Can You Catch the Sheep?

Allison Keene

Extra Extra, read all about it: the darkest planet, found! It's coal-black and reflects almost no light.

D23 Day One: "Rainbow Connection" and Route 66

Stacy Conradt

As promised yesterday, I'm reporting to you from the D23 Expo in Anaheim.

The Late Movies: Time-Lapse Plants

Miss Cellania

You know the old saying, "a watched pot never boils"? Plants are like that.

Making Money from YouTube

David K. Israel

Yesterday’s post about YouTube elicited some interesting comments and e-mails in my inbox... people wondering how one can make money by uploading videos to YouTube.

Is Any All-Female House Really Considered a Brothel?

Matt Soniak

© Image Source/Corbis In just a few weeks, most college kids will head back to school.

Things You Learned the Hard Way

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.

Do Not Microwave These Items

Colin Patrick

Microwaves are a wonderful way to heat up a whole bunch of stuff. But they don't work for everything. For instance, you should never microwave metal. Everyone knows that one.