J.K. Rowling invented Quidditch in a pub.
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This lovely Giant Pacific Octopus was just brought to the Smithsonian National Zoo after the previous octopus resident, Octavius, passed away.
Store this away for a future pub quiz night: Only one McDonald's in the world has turquoise arches.
Between the clouds, the trees, and the stunning rock formations, this landscape seems like a hikers' paradise. The only problem?
Samuel "Shemp" Horwitz was born on March 17, 1895. He was the third in the line of five consecutive brothers born to Sol and Jennie Horwitz.
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From the Department of Nostalgia: The Tour De France in the Good Ole Days.™ Like everything from the Good Ole Days™ everyone smokes and drinks all the time … most especially the cyclists!
From cheddar cheese to the tuxedo.
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This has got to be my favorite meme of the year: Ugly Renaissance Babies. Anytime someone can turn classic art or literature into something accessible and funny, I appreciate it. Know of more?
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As the great John Green informed us back in 2006 during his stint as a mental_floss blogger, "Britney Spears" is an anagram for "Presbyterians."
When you plan and prepare your wedding, get yourself a pair of drumsticks and make sure your dress will fit behind a trap set.
The pre-teen years are typically pretty awkward. Luckily, most of us enjoyed the benefit of not having those moments broadcast to the TV masses.
Gregg Gethard wasn’t quite so fortunate.