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The Time Douglas Adams Met Jim Henson

Chris Higgins

"Kermit and Dr.

Last Week's Most Popular Stories

Jason English

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

9 Tips for Planning a William Taft Birthday Bash

Julia Davis

Looking for a way to liven up your Saturday night?

13 Disturbing Works of Art by Female Artists

M Asher Cantrell

After we posted 13 Disturbing Pieces of Art from History, several readers pointed out that none of the works were created by female artists.

Symphony of Science Tackles Climate Change

Chris Higgins

In the latest Symphony of Science video, John Boswell grabs the third rail of science topics: climate change. The video features Bill Nye, Isaac Asimov, David Attenborough, and Richard Alley.

15 More Kickstarter Projects We Love

Andréa Fernandes

Last month, I gathered up 15 of the best flossy projects on Kickstarter--projects our readers would love, ones that were educational yet playful.

Weekend Links: An Amazingly Choreographed Ninja Fight

Allison Keene

From my friend Paul, a Korean drummer steals the show. Absolutely fantastic. This is a man who loves his job. How many of us get this happy about, well, anything? Joyous.

The Late Movies: Gangnam and Other Styles

Miss Cellania

Gangnam Style is the hit song by K-pop star PSY (Jae-Sang Park). The music is catchy, the dance is goofy, and the video is everywhere.

The Missing Links: Starting Fights With Books

Colin Patrick

New York’s Underground Park Will Have Everything Even sunlight. * When Did Sodas Get So Big? It started with the Great Depression. * A Big Ol' Book Brouhaha Books do so much for us

26 Beatnik Slang Words and Phrases We Should All Start Using

Adrienne Crezo

Plenty of phrases from the first self-described hipster generation have lasted into modern conversation: people still get bent out of shape, annoying people bug us and muscular guys are still built, j

At the Libraries: The Wire's Victorian-Literature Leanings

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

15 of the World’s Most Expensive Foods

Jill Harness

If you ever find yourself in a Brewster’s Millions situation and have to burn through a fortune in a hurry, then all you need are this article, a few plane tickets and an empty stomach.

The (Court-Ordered) Unmasking of the Lone Ranger

Rob Lammle

Photo: Wikimedia Commons/User: We hope It's not unusual for actors to become so synonymous with the characters they play that they're forever known as that character.

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Ticket Paid with 137 Origami Pigs An unnamed driver was issued a ticket for running a red light after being caught by a camera in Jersey Village, Texas.

Who Invented Sliced Bread?

the mag

It may get a lot of credit now, but at the time of its debut in 1928, sliced bread received less-than-rave reviews.