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The [adjective] History of Mad Libs

Stacy Conradt

Leonard Stern, the [adjective] creator of Mad Libs, the wacky fill-in-the-word game we all [past-tense verb] as kids, died this week at the age of [number]. OK, I’ll give you that one: he was 88.

The Quick 10: The Unbelievable Early Jobs of 10 Successful People

Michael Pope

As the saying goes, "Everybody's gotta start somewhere," but during these trying times, many people are simply looking to start.

Chinese Cows That Produce Human Breast Milk

Ransom Riggs

Along with my post from a few weeks ago about Chinese ghost malls, file this under "weird stories from China." (Maybe I'll start calling them Strange Chinographies?) While the US is gr

Jack Horner on Dinosaurs, Chickens, and Dino-Chickens (!)

Chris Higgins

Remember Jack Horner, the paleontologist who inspired a character in Jurassic Park (Dr. Alan Grant) and who was a technical consultant on the film? Of course you do.

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

7-year-old Wins Art Contest by Accident Rebekah Poulain of Torquay, Devon, England thought she was uploading her child's artwork to a private folder online, but mistakenly added it to a public f

They Shouldn't Have Put a Ring on It: The NCAA and Ring Repossession

Ethan Trex

NCAA football hardware has been all over the news lately.

Brain Game: Revelation #9

I'm not quite old enough to remember when the press blasted John Lennon for saying that The Beatles were "bigger than Jesus." Of course, the band had a hard time living down the stateme

The Number of the Day: 110,000,000

Colin Patrick

TV writer Leonard Stern, who co-created Mad Libs in 1958, recently passed away at the age of 88.

Morning Cup of Links: Tempus Fugit

Miss Cellania

A street in Stockholm is painted with an illusion.

5 Questions: You Can't Handle the "Truth"

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The Late Movies: Guess the Theme VIII

Mark Arminio

It's once again time for the game that's sweeping that interwebs. All the clips below have a common theme. Can you figure it out?

The 5pm Quiz: Arrested Development

Brett Savage

Get comfortable, pop a Teamocil, crank up your favorite Dr.

What's Going on in Yemen?

Haley Sweetland Edwards

In Spring of 2010, Haley Sweetland Edwards took us on a tour of Yemen for the Spinning the Globe section of mental_floss magazine.

Michael J. Fox's Middle Name is Andrew

Jason English

Image credit: Maureen Donaldson/ Michael J. Fox was born 50 years ago today. But as Stacy Conradt once told us, he wasn't Michael J. back then. He was Michael A. Fox, for Andrew.


Leah Welborn

You spend hours with it each day. Your fingertips know it intimately. But how familiar are you with your keyboard's