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Weekend Links: Legos In Space

Allison Keene

"In honor of Kristen Bell’s now infamous 31st birthday sloth meltdown, here are 31 pictures of sloths chillin’." This link is dedicated to my sloth-loving friend David E.

Last Week's Most Popular Stories

Jason English

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

The Upside-Down Illustrations of Peter Newell

David K. Israel

Peter Newell's work was very popular at the end of the 19th century, appearing in children's books like Topsys and Turvys, a collection of poems and images that can be viewed upside-down or

A Brief History of the Super Bowl Coin Toss

Scott Allen

If the ceremonial coin toss before Sunday’s Super Bowl turns up heads, everyone enrolled in the Papa John’s customer loyalty program will win a free large one-topping pizza and a two-liter bottle of P

A Brief History of the Super Bowl Broadcast

Scott Allen

© Anthony J. Causi/Icon SMI/Corbis Sunday will mark the 17th time that NBC has broadcast the Super Bowl, tying it with CBS for the most in NFL history.

The True Story of Apple's "1984" Ad's First Broadcast...Before the Super Bowl

Chris Higgins

Setting the Record Straight Last Monday I ran a story on how Apple's "1984" Super Bowl ad was almost canceled.

Weekend Links: Ewe shall not baaaass

Allison Keene

This Shakespearean retelling of the Three Little Pigs is a must-watch (thanks to my friend Chandler for this link!) This is probably the most high-brow comedy I've experienced in a long time. *

27 Buildings Shaped Like Food That's Sold There

Andréa Fernandes

In 2010, Ethan Trex gave us a great list of buildings shaped like what they sell... but there are way more than just 10 buildings shaped like what they sell, so today we're back with more!

The Late Movies: Roomba Riders

Miss Cellania

Who rides on a Roomba vacuum cleaner? Anyone who isn't heavy enough to crush it! Which unfortunately, leaves most of us out. Kittens How many kittens can you get on a Roomba?

15 Offbeat Holidays You Can Celebrate in February

Laura Turner Garrison

February may be the shortest month of the year, but there is certainly no shortage of unusual holidays to celebrate. February 4th: Ice Cream for Breakfast

Leave a Comment About the Comments

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.

Back to the Future: The Musical?

Jason English

According to Deadline, Back to the Future may be headed to Broadway: "I’m told that [Robert] Zemeckis is in early talks with his co-writer Bob Gale and the film’s composer Alan Silvestri to ex

10 Famous People Who Turned Down a Knighthood

Mark Juddery

Of all the honors that the Queen of England bestows on her subjects, a knighthood is easily the most coveted.


David K. Israel

I love the intersection where design meets games.

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Police Chase Ends as Car Lands on Sleeping Man Police in Hamden, Connecticut, tried to pull over an SUV for outstanding violations after midnight Tuesday, but were instead led on a five-mile chase.