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The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Passing Her Driving Test While in Labor Emma French, of West Lothian, Scotland, wasn't due to give birth for another month, but when she woke up August 30th, she found her water had broken.

Brain Game: y not.

Today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game is a new Free-for-all Friday challenge.

Morning Cup of Links: Waffles

Miss Cellania

The Waffle Game That Changed Their Lives. After you read the story, you'll want the recipe.

The "Lyrical Embarrassment" that is the Sesame Street Theme Song

Stacy Conradt

My 17-month-old daughter is just getting into Sesame Street, and I have to say, I think I’m enjoying it even more than she is.

The Late Movies: Guess The Theme XXVII

Mark Arminio

It's Thursday night and that means this is the last edition GUESS THE THEME that will happen during Daylight Saving Time (until, you know, next spring).


David K. Israel

I'm at the Blog World New Media Expo in Los Angeles for the next few days, so I'll be bringing you the latest on all things bloggity and app-y.

The Flashy Girl From La Florida: The Nanny's Global Success

Laura Turner Garrison

In its six seasons on CBS, The Nanny never broke into the Top 10 in ratings, peaking at #16 in season three. And this was before it was nearly canceled after a dismal first season.

Sex in a Box: The Twisted History of Twister

Bill DeMain

If it hadn’t been for Johnny Carson, Twister may have never gotten off the ground.

History of Rap Part 3

Chris Higgins

It happened again: Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon have thrown down another hip-hop medley on Fallon's show Late Night, backed up by The Roots.

The World's Greatest Infant Criminal

Jill Harness

It's pretty hard for a newborn baby to escape from the hospital, steal a car, and take a joyride that exceeds speeds of 566 miles per hour.

Brain Game: J-Town

It's Think Thursday time once again here at the mentalfloss.com Brain Game. According to the latest 2010 Census results, of the 275 U.S.

Morning Cup of Links: Celebrity Shenanigans

Miss Cellania

News outlets are full of Kim Kardashian and her 72-day marriage, but many celebrity marriages don't last even that long.

The Field of Dreams and Five Other Movie Pilgrimages You Can Make

Stacy Conradt

Whenever I’m traveling and people find out where I’m from, 90 percent of the time, the reaction is, “Iowa!

The Late Movies: Los Angeles Plays Itself

Chris Higgins

Los Angeles Plays Itself is an unusual documentary by film professor Thom Andersen, about how Los Angeles is portrayed in movies.

What Happened When Turkmenistan's President for Life Died?

Haley Sweetland Edwards

© Tim Brakemeier/dpa/Corbis When Saparmurat Niyazov died in 2006, Turkmenistan lost its so-called “President for Life.” During his 16-year reign over this impoverished Central Asian country, Niyazo