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Happy Belated Birthday, Betty Boop!

Jill Harness

Betty Boop celebrated her 80th birthday this month, as her first appearance on film occurred on August 9, 1930.

Bar Trivia: Who Caught Brett Favre's First NFL Completion?

Jason English

Brett Favre's first NFL completion was caught by...Brett Favre! (It was deflected.) It happened on September 13, 1992, against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Favre's second season.

Cab Calloway Sings for Betty Boop in 1933 (Video)

Chris Higgins

So how's this for awesome: in 1933, animator Roland Crandall singlehandedly animated a seven-minute Betty Boop cartoon (a version of Snow White) in only six months.

We're Looking for a Few Good Party-Throwers

Jason English

Before the launch of Split Decision this fall, we're giving away 25 copies of the game to readers who promise to throw Split Decision parties and send us photos (and video, if you'd like).

12 Evolutionary Miniatures

Jill Harness

When resources are scarce in an area, the animals dealing with such scarcity will often evolve to be smaller, and thus use less resources.

Public Transportation is for the Birds (and Dogs and Goats)

Rob Lammle

We've all heard of snakes on a plane, but what about cats on a bus? Or dogs on a subway?

Quantum Lung

David K. Israel

Here at the _floss, we don't usually do product reviews or promote many items other than the goodies we sell in our store. It's just never been part of our brand.

Presidential Film Favorites

Allison Keene

They may not have much time to keep up with the latest box office hits, but recent presidents have all been avowed movie fans. Barack Obama loves The Godfather (Parts I and II ...

Brain Game: But Not 'Cows'

Besides being four letters long (and ending in the same three letters) what specific and unusual property do these three words share? BOWS, ROWS, SOWS Here is the SOLUTION. SOLUTION: Th

Cute Overload: Marcel the Shell With Shoes On

Ransom Riggs

This is uber-cute and worth repeated viewings -- but there's a bit of an underlying story, to my mind.

Morning Cup of Links: Waffle Pizzas

Miss Cellania

The 20 Weirdest Apartment Buildings in the World. At least from the outside; inside they might be perfectly normal as far as I know. * Eels are strange and alien to the eye.

The Number of the Day: 54

Will Treece

Over the years, Barnum's Animal Crackers has featured 54 different animals.

The Late Movies: Black Sabbath and the Birth of Heavy Metal

Matt Soniak

On February 13, 1970, a band from Birmingham, England, called Black Sabbath released their self-titled debut album.

The Quick 10: Madame Tussauds Wax Museum

Stacy Conradt

There's a certain creepiness to wax museums. That's probably why I'm drawn to Madame Tussauds whenever I'm in a city that's home to one.

Face Forward. Keep Your Mouth Shut. Look at These Savings!

Colin Patrick

When your wife is incredibly social (as mine is) and your son is the cutest child on earth (as mine is), you get used to participating in unwanted social interaction in public places.

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