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Digest This: 9 Celebrities Who've Written Cookbooks

Ethan Trex

You could turn to a celebrity chef if you need a solid recipe, but why ask an expert like Bobby Flay for advice when you can get a recipe from a celebrity who dabbles in the kitchen?

Puppies Wearing Hats Eating Bacon Sharing Facts

Mangesh Hattikudur

Today, 53 years and a day after Laika the Russian space mutt became the first dog to launch into orbit, mental_floss hopes to help dogkind take a giant leap backwards: with a new column we're cal

The Boat That's Always Sinking

Colin Patrick

As a work of art, Julien Berthier’s boat Love-love probably creates a lot of praise and wonderment.

Attention Cleveland-Area _flossers!

Jason English

Cleveland Plain Dealer columnist and mental_floss contributor Bud Shaw has always had a soft spot for the quirky side of sports.

10 Dramatic Marriage Proposals

Miss Cellania

I saw a new online marriage proposal yesterday. While I waited to see what the potential bride's reaction was, I thought about how many imaginative proposals I've seen.

Talking Pictures: Times of Trouble

Ransom Riggs

Unemployment, wars, terrorism, natural disasters -- times are hard, there's no question. But times have been harder. We've been through worse and bounced back.

A Short History of Long-Haired Music: The Classical Era, part 2

David K. Israel

If you missed our previous installments, check out A Short History of Long-Haired Music archives As with the beginning of most epochs, two dandies didn’t wake up one morning in London and have the fo

Brain Game: Where's the Rake?

By changing one letter at a time to form different English words, and leaving all other letters in their original positions, convert FALL into TREE in the fewest steps possible.

Morning Cup of Links: Underwater BOB

Miss Cellania

Kurt Vonnegut Didn't Know Doodly-Squat About Writing: Finally, Literary Analysis Worth Reading. Knowing this is fiction doesn't make this scenario any less fascinating.

The Late Movies: Security Camera Dance-Off

Mario Marsicano

Sometimes, you just gotta dance. And sometimes you should check for cameras. Then again, this could be the break you've been waiting for. I remember the Safety Dance. So do these

The Quick 10: Songs That Sound Like They're About Women (But Aren't)

Stacy Conradt

I almost hate to share some of these – it’s always a bit strange (and sometimes disappointing) when you have a scenario in your head for what a song is about, then find out that you were completely of

4 Dead Politicians Who Still Got Elected

Colin Patrick

California State Senator Jenny Oropeza easily won re-election yesterday – despite having passed away back on October 20th from complications caused by a blood clot.

At the Libraries: Librarian Hobbies

Miss Kathleen

Every Wednesday, Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books. If there's something fun going on in your local library, leave us a

How Did You Know Leah White?

David K. Israel

We had a lot of fun giving away daily neatorama prizes this month! We hope you continue to enjoy this new aspect of the game. Thanks for being active on the Facebook page.

The 18th Century's Most Insane Sculptor

Ransom Riggs

Franz Xaver Messerschmidst was, by all accounts, an incredibly talented sculptor. By the end of his life he was also, by most accounts, thoroughly insane.

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