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The Late Movies: Hugh Laurie

Miss Cellania

My husband is a House fan. He didn't believe me when I told him Hugh Laurie was a British comedian. I had to show him some clips.

At the Libraries: The People's 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

7 Adorable Japanese Mascots

David K. Israel

Japanese Mascots exemplify the concept of kawaii, which means cute. Kawaii is very, very popular in Japan right now. Don't believe me? Take a look at the following 7 mascots: 1.

9 Essential Talking Points for the Arby's Enthusiast

Jason English

Back in August, reader Tom Brandt made a request. A demand,

How to Spot a Liar

Chris Higgins

In this TED Talk, author Pamela Meyer talks about how to spot a lie. You've seen Lie to Me, right?

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Whale Takes Australian Couple On Wild Boat Ride Glenn Wilson and Nerida Higgins were enjoying a cruise on their yacht off the coast of Queensland, Australia, when a humpback whale grabbed their ancho

Brain Game: Grades Are In

We haven't done a logic puzzle for the mentalfloss.com Brain Game in quite some time, so let's remedy that with today's Free-for-all Friday challenge.

Morning Cup of Links: Witty Rejoinders

Miss Cellania

The 32 Wittiest Comebacks Of All Time. They may not all be true, but they are are memorable. NSFW text. * Hi-tech sidewalk tiles transform the footsteps of people walking on them into electricity.

The Wet and Wild History of the Super Soaker

Rob Lammle

For generations, kids spent their summers chasing each other around the backyard with simple water pistols that barely shot more than a few feet.

Happy 70th Birthday, Paul Simon!

Bill DeMain

To celebrate the birthday of one of our finest pop composers, we look behind the scenes of his classic song, “Bridge Over Troubled

Double Trouble: When Identical Twins Run Into the Law

Matt Soniak

Last night, Law & Order: SVU did that “ripped from the headlines” thing where they borrow elements of real-world criminal cases or address current issues in law enforcement.

The Grand Slam Single and Other Home Runs That Didn't Count

Jason Plautz

After Nelson Cruz’s dramatic walk-off grand slam on Monday, there’s been a lot of talk about whether or not it was really the first walk-off slam in postseason history.

A Telephone Explains the Meaning of Life

Chris Higgins

Reporter Joshua Topolsky at This is My Next decided to ask the new iPhone's voice assistant some unusual questions.

A Tree Grows in Los Angeles

David K. Israel

This is a double post, rolled into one. What I mean is, first I'm going to announce the winner of the Boss box contest and then I'm going to launch a new contest with another cool prize.

The Late Movies: Guess The Theme XXV

Mark Arminio

It's Thursday, it's late, it's time for GUESS THE THEME! All the clips below have something in common. Leave you best guesses in the comments.