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11 Authors Who Hated the Movie Versions of Their Books

Stacy Conradt

Some of the most beloved movies ever were based on books. But just because we loved them doesn’t mean the original author

The Late Movies: Fennec Foxes

Miss Cellania

I posted a list of 14 of Your Dog’s Wild Relatives earlier this week. One of them is the Fennec fox, the smallest canine species of all.

What Happened To All Those Chargers Destroyed in Dukes of Hazzard?

Lucas Reilly

CBS/LandovOver seven seasons, the General Lee went airborne more than 150 times. Although it seemed fine on screen, the General rarely survived a jump.

The Missing Links: How Are Bald Men Still Living?

Colin Patrick

“If You Do Anything Stupid You Shall Re Sieve A Gun Short” Twitter user @SamelaAnderson posted this picture, billing it as “LITERALLY THE GREATEST SPAM EMAIL I WILL EVER GET IN MY LIFE”.

10 Ideas for Antiquating Your Modern Technology

Colin Patrick

Modern technology is amazing and efficient. But there is something to be said for the giddy nostalgia created by products from the past.

5 News Stories That Sound Like Horror Movie Plots

M Asher Cantrell

Image: Hemera | Thinkstock The media has become obsessed with the so-called “Miami Zombie” case, and for good reason.

Who is Your Favorite mental_floss Commenter?

Jason English

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

Risqué Photos From the Late-1800s

Jill Harness

It's not every day that you can look at risqué pictures on your work computer without worrying about getting in trouble.

Why Does 60-Degree Water Feel Colder Than 60-Degree Air?

Matt Soniak

A question from reader Josh: "Why does 60-degree weather feel warm to us, but if we get in the ocean or pool and it's also 60 degrees, we feel

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Naked Shopping is a Hit A new Priss supermarket opened in Süderlügum, North Frisia, Germany, on Saturday with a special promotion offering €270 worth of groceries to the first 100 shoppers who showed

When Will URL Shorteners Run Out of Links?

Brian Abrams

More than 250 million messages are tweeted daily. Approximately 290,000 status updates are posted to Facebook every minute.

Brain Game: Counting Letters

Here's a new mentalfloss.com Brain Game Free-for-all Friday challenge.

Morning Cup of Links: Walking Moai

Miss Cellania

Here's a shocking secret: a lot of "reality TV" is fake.

A Sea Slug Out of Water?

Jill Harness

This jewel caterpillar might look like something that belongs on the ocean floor, but it is a purely terrestrial creature.

10 of the World's Most Expensive Beers

Lucas Reilly

If you like sampling new beers or hate having money, you might want to try one of these.

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