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The Late Movies: Guess The Theme 41

Mark Arminio

Welcome to the Thursday night Late Movies, loyal _flossers! It's time, once again, for GUESS THE THEME. All the clips below have something in common.

Everything is a Remix Part 4: System Failure (Copyright, Patents, SOPA, PIPA, ACTA, You Name It)

Chris Higgins

I've pointed to the Everything is a Remix series previously; it's a series of short documentaries by Kirby Ferguson, discussing how newly created work (music, movies, etc.) is influenced by

100-Year-Old Photos of People Delivering Mail

Jill Harness

While the job of a mail carrier might be largely the same as it was 100 years ago, the postal system itself has drastically changed over the past century.

The Toddlers' Truce: Why You Couldn't Watch British TV at 6pm Until 1957

Jason Plautz

Turn on the TV at 6:00 this evening and you’ll find the local news, SportsCenter, or perhaps an old Seinfeld rerun. But until this day in 1957, British TVs at 6:00pm wouldn’t show a thing.

Niche Blogs: Emergency Occupations

Miss Cellania

The occasional niche blog list we have for you is usually full of entertainments and distractions. This list is a little different.

4 More 'Doctor Who' Stories Ripped From the History Books

Calli Arcale

We barely scratched the surface of historical Doctor Who in our previous post. Today, we'll look at a few of the historical adventures transmitted in the 1960s. 1.

11 Album Covers Re-imagined with Clipart

David K. Israel

Brain Game: Don't Surround Yourself

If you've played chess, you might be able to solve today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Think Thursday challenge. If you've never tried the game, learn how.

Morning Cup of Links: Bluetooth Toothbrush

Miss Cellania

A 4-year-old Pekingese won Best in Show at this year's Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.

Thomas Edison's Eccentric Job Interview Questions: A Cheat Sheet

Maggie Ryan Sandford

Thomas Edison had an encyclopedic memory, and by the early 1920s, he had become increasingly frustrated by the fact that college graduates applying to work for him didn’t have a wealth of knowledge co

The Late Movies: PS22 Kids Sing the Hits

Chris Higgins

The Public School 22 Chorus is a delight -- a choir of fifth graders who sing their hearts out.

If the Cops Mistakenly Kick Down Your Door, Who Pays for the Damage?

Ethan Trex

If the authorities knock down your door while following procedure to catch you in some nefarious act, you’ll be paying for your own door-fixing contractor.

3,117 Coins Stacked on One Dime

Chris Higgins

Got nerves of steel, thousands of coins, and seven hours to kill? No? How about four minutes and a web browser? Okay, perfect.

Why Are Unidentified People Called John or Jane Doe?

Matt Soniak

From the courts to the morgue, if the government doesn’t know someone’s name or wants to withhold it, they give them one of these as a placeholder.

12 Beautiful Works of Tape Art

David K. Israel

Artist Rebecca Ward constructs fun works of art that redefine the architectural space she's working in.

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