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Feel Art Again: "A Lady in a Fur Wrap"

Andréa Fernandes

Under last Thursday's "Clip Show Edition," we received several suggestions of artists and works to cover.

Brand Affinity

Chris Higgins

I don't tend to think of myself as being particularly tied to brands, but after reading my friend Lyza's Brand Affinity post, it occurred to me that I might have a few brand affinities.

50 Reasons to Subscribe to mental_floss (#43, Crazy Frauds in History)

Mangesh Hattikudur

With the holidays just a few months away, we're introducing a new feature where we sift through 6 years of print archives and give you a smattering of the best of the _floss.

Not-quite-famous (but still great) last words

Ransom Riggs

Sure, a lot of us are familiar with the last words of Douglas Fairbanks ("I've never felt better") and Oscar Wilde ("Either that wallpaper goes, or I do"), but the plain fact

Manly Ways to Prepare Turkey

Miss Cellania

Although a roast turkey is most impressive on the Thanksgiving table, its usually the simplest part of preparing the meal. The basic recipe is to put it in a the oven and wait a few hours.

10 Things You Need to Know about 15 Minutes of Fame

David K. Israel

1. Artist Andy Warhol coined the concept/phrase in 1968. 2. Warhol was actually born Andrew Warhola on August 6, 1928, to Slovak immigrants in a working class suburb of

November 15, 2007

Miss Cellania

The Twenty (Intentionally) Funniest Web Videos of 2007. If you produce a funnier video in December, it won't be on this list. The Annual Ten Worst Toys List.

Wrapping up modernization, stamping out expectorating


China is facing a couple of major soirées in the next few years: the Beijing Olympic Games in '08 and the Shanghai Expo in '10.

Mom's the word: When sitcom stars start expecting

Kara Kovalchik

What producers do when the rabbit dies"¦ The rest of us can complain about maternity leave not being long enough, and unfeeling male bosses not understanding the need for additional restroom bre


Jason English

Let's do a little midweek housekeeping. "¢ CNN.com has been picking up select pieces from mental_floss magazine.

Condi Rice, Joe McCarthy & Prince Charles Were Born (and other things that happened November 14)

Andréa Fernandes

November 14, a seemingly uneventful day, has actually seen several interesting coincidences and _flossy events.

(Way More Than) Everything You Wanted To Know About Guinea Pigs

Marissa Lee

Let's get this straight. They're not pigs. They're rodents. And they're not from Guinea, either, so the name is just downright misleading.

Obesity, Global Trade and Beer Prices: Why the Farm Bill is actually cool

Jason Plautz

As is usually the case with bills in Congress, I had a lot of trouble believing that the 2007 Farm Bill was applicable to me.

John Moe's Pop-Song Correspondences

Chris Higgins

We've got McSweeney's in our "Sites We Like" sidebar (look to the right...), and it's full of buried gems.

Famous Last Words: the Animated Musical

Ransom Riggs

It's just like the Grim Reaper says: you only get one chance to make a last impression, so you'd better start planning your parting words now!