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Screening Notes Reveal Executives Hated Blade Runner

Erin McCarthy

These days, Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner is hailed as a sci-fi masterpiece that was way ahead of its time.

Brain Game: Math Square #162

Sandy Wood

12 Very Special 'Very Special Episodes'

Kara Kovalchik

From the creepy bicycle man to Alex Keaton's alcoholic uncle, here are some of TV's most memorable teachable moments.

Last Week's Most Popular Stories

Jason English

In case you weren't obsessively refreshing mentalfloss.com all week, here's what you missed.

8 SXSwag Items from the Film and Interactive Conferences

Erin McCarthy

A huge part of the festival is waiting in line, roaming the exhibit halls, and going to parties where people hand out swag creatively designed to get your attention.

Happy Birthday, Nat "King" Cole!

Chris Higgins

Weekend Links: Pretty Kitties

Roma Panganiban

SXSW Q&A: The Filmmakers of Lunarcy!

Erin McCarthy

It's been 40 years since we've sent anyone to the Moon, but that doesn't mean people have stopped dreaming about going there—and Lunarcy!, which played the SXSW film festival this week,

Weekend Links: Comet Pan-STARRS Lights the Night

Roma Panganiban

How to Stack Liquids

Chris Higgins

Make your own pretty desk accessory.

The Late Movies: Happy Birthday, My Fair Lady

Erica Palan

Other People Who Should Have Bewared the Ides

Stacy Conradt

25 Amazing Facts Guaranteed to Make You Smile

Jason English

If you need a pick-me-up or just a few interesting facts to pepper into conversation, these should do the trick.

13 Bizarrely Specific Official State Appetizers, Toys, Soils, and More

The Week

State symbols are meant to represent the cultural heritage and historic treasures of each of the nation's 50 states.

SXSW: These Days, Libraries Are About More Than Just Books

Erin McCarthy

When I arrived for Libraries: The Ultimate Playground, it was immediately clear that this session would not unfold like your typical SXSW panel.