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Ben Franklin's 200+ Synonyms for "Drunk"

Jason English

Today we're celebrating Ben Franklin's 308th birthday. If you're celebrating at home, perhaps one of these phrases from The Drinkers Dictionary will come in handy.

11 of the Professor's Best Inventions on Gilligan's Island

Stacy Conradt

Russell Johnson, the actor who portrayed Professor Roy Hinkley on Gilligan's Island, passed away on January 16 at the age of 89.

5 Things You Might Not Know About John DeLorean

Ethan Trex

For anyone under 30, the name “DeLorean” conjures images of the time machine from Back to the Future.

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

15 Things to Know About Popeye on His 85th Anniversary

Rick Marshall

It was 85 years ago today that one of comics' most famous sailors made his debut . . . and spinach has never been the same.

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13 More Wonderful Librarian Tattoos

Jill Harness

We've already shown you 11 great librarian tattoos, but as I’m sure you can imagine, that is by no means the full extent of librarians with book-related ink.

8 DNA Sculptures from Around the World

Miss Cellania

The Missing Links: Crazier Than You Recall

Colin Patrick

10 Movies that Premiered at Sundance 20 Years Ago

Rudie Obias

Since 1978, the Sundance Film Festival has been a launching point for independent filmmakers and a staple of American cinema.

Brain Game: Name the Name

Sandy Wood

Grave Sightings: Jack Daniel

Stacy Conradt

After realizing that there are a lot of taphophiles (cemetery and/or tombstone enthusiasts) out there, I’m finally putting my archive of interesting tombstones to good use.

33 Fascinating Stories Behind Famous Songs

Jason English

In this week's episode of mental_floss on YouTube, The Gregory Brothers stop by to share a little music history.

5 Writers Who Took Romantic Revenge in Print

Shannon McKenna Schmidt Joni Rendon

Rather than forgive and forget, these wordsmiths used their poison pens to deliver a healthy dose of literary revenge.

How Vinyl Records Are Made

Chris Higgins

Hey, want a 20-minute documentary from the '50s on how vinyl records are made? We've got one!