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The Late Movies: Mega Monster Movies

Miss Cellania

Movie trailers aren't what they used to be. The trailer for the 1975 movie Jaws was 3.5 minutes long and you never saw the shark, except for a short clip of a fin and a shot of the movie poster.

6 Inspirational Animals That Overcame Abuse

Jill Harness

Last month, we brought you the stories of eight disabled animals who overcame the challenges they faced.

5 Things You Didn't Know About Charles Lindbergh

Ethan Trex

Charles Lindbergh was born 109 years ago today. In honor of the famed aviator’s birthday, let’s hop onto five things you might not know about The Lone Eagle.1. He Was Time’s First Man of the

Josh Groban's "The Best Tweets of Kanye West"

Chris Higgins

Kanye West's Twitter feed is legendary. Sometimes profane, always bombastic, often awesome -- if you can keep up with the intense volume of the tweets, you're in for a treat.

What's Your Proudest Fix-It Job?

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.

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Snow in Mexico The snowstorm that blew through the Unites States Wednesday night also left its mark in Mexico.

Brain Game: Let's Dance

It's Free-for-All Friday here at the mental_floss Brain Game. Today, we've offered anagrams of the titles of five singles that hit #1 on the U.S. pop chart in the early 1980s.

Morning Cup of Links: The 3-second Rule

Miss Cellania

Think about it: when someone hugs you, it lasts about three seconds. But it's not just a rule for hugs -almost everything we do happens in three-second durations!

5 Questions: Super Bowl

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The Quick 10: 10 Versions of Corporate Monopoly (the board game, not the business tactic)

Stacy Conradt

You can find just about any version of Monopoly you want these days - in fact, you can even buy a blank and make your own.

How Do TV Sweeps Periods Work?

Ethan Trex

Television’s February sweeps period started Thursday and runs through March 2, so brace yourself for a slew of guest stars, wedding episodes, and other attention-grabbers.

The Late Movies: Pop Cover Songs

Mark Arminio

I love a good cover song. Heck, I like a bad cover song, mostly because I've always secretly desired to be a musician but lack pitch, tone, rhythm, timbre, melody, harmony and, well, talent.

The Newest Addition to Steeler Nation

Jason English

We added a member to our stable of second-generation _flossers last night. Welcome to the world, Marshall Oliver Perkins! And just in time for the Super Bowl!

Werner Herzog's "Cave of Forgotten Dreams"

Chris Higgins

Werner Herzog's latest documentary is about the Chauvet Cave, which is remarkable primarily for its cave paintings -- dating from the ice age, the paintings are surprisingly detailed, and some sh

Five Reasons Why NASA's James Webb Space Telescope Is Awesome

Ransom Riggs

OK, I'll admit right off the bat, they're not *my* reasons, they're Hank Green's.