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The Late Movies: Orchestras Go Pop

Miss Cellania

I love when classical musicians play pop songs.

The Quick 10: 10 Caulbearers

Stacy Conradt

Have you heard of the old belief that babies who are born in the caul (the amniotic sac) will grow up to be super-geniuses or otherwise destined for greatness?

Ferris Club

Chris Higgins

A year ago I collected 6 Re-Edited "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" Trailers. In these trailers, fans took footage from the film to reimagine it in insanely different ways.

Chris Farley as Shrek and Other Lost Performances

Colin Patrick

I recently finished reading The Chris Farley Show "“ a biography of the late, great comedy star.

What's the Strangest Thing That Scares Your Dog?

Jason English

Every Friday, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments.

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Octopus Receives World Cup for Predictions A two-year-old octopus named Paul received worldwide acclaim for predicting the winner of the World Cup tournament.

Brain Game: Well Do Ya?

Thanks for playing the Friday Brain Game. Good luck! What's the next number in this sequence? 7, 25, 43, 61, 115, ? Here is the SOLUTION. THE SOLUTION: 133.

The Number of the Day: 1,355,047

Jason English

The Ivory Coast is the world's top cocoa bean-producing country.

Morning Cup of Links: Corporate Firewalking

Miss Cellania

Whatever happened to the box-office bomb?

The Late Movies: Mashups

Mark Arminio

Tonight for the Late Movies, here are a series of mashups taking a collection of clips and giving them a fresh perspective. In this clip we see scenes from The Simpsons set to a trailer for For

Competitive Eating: The Most American Sport

Special Guest Star

Note: A couple friends of mental_floss worked on this, and they're excited to crank out more fun infographics on various topics.

How 10 Sugary Treats Got Their Names

Ethan Trex

We reach for them when we need a sugar fix, but how well do we know the stories behind our favorite ice creams, cookies, and snack cakes?

BIG BANG BIG BOOM: A Graffiti History of the World

Chris Higgins

Blu is the pseudonym of an anonymous Italian graffiti artist. He creates extensive stop-motion animation videos using graffiti, often in public places.

At the Libraries: Your Weekly Round-Up

Miss Kathleen

Each week Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of things happening at libraries across the country. If there's something fun going on in your local library this week, leave us a

8 Obscure but Adorable Wildcat Species

Miss Cellania

We all know the big cats: lion, tiger, leopard, cheetah, jaguar, and cougar. You are probably also familiar with some smaller wildcats such as the lynx, ocelot, and bobcat.

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