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The Late Movies: Ub Iwerks

Miss Cellania

Ub Iwerks was a Disney animator from the early days of the company. He first worked for Walt Disney in 1922, and created the character of Mickey Mouse.

Who Was Hitler Before Hitler?

Colin Patrick

In the sixty-six years since his death, Adolf Hitler has rightfully been used as a universal symbol for pure evil.

The Halloween Costume You're Most Proud Of

Jason English

On Fridays, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else's reply, whatever you want.

Richard Feynman on His Father

Chris Higgins

In this five-minute clip from The BBC's The Pleasure Of Finding Things Out, physicist Richard Feynman talks about his father, and how Feynman was taught by his father, the Encyclopedia Britannica

7 Photos of Steve Jobs Playing with Photo Booth

David K. Israel

The Apple application, Photo Booth, was unveiled at an invite-only special media event in October, 2005. Apple released Photo Booth alongside the Rev.

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Curry-Eating Contest Sends Two To Hospital Kismot in Edinburgh, Scotland is a restaurant known for its hot chili pepper curry.

Brain Game: We Three Kings

We won't tax you too much on this Free-for-all Friday at the mentalfloss.com Brain Game. Good luck! Out of a standard deck of 52 playing cards, Robert draws five cards at random.

Morning Cup of Links: Bacteria and Hysteria

Miss Cellania

The War in Afghanistan began on October 7th, 2001. Here are some statistics on how veterans and the U.S.

The Late Movies: Guess The Theme XXIV

Mark Arminio

Thursday night is here once again, meaning it's time for the game had has singled-handedly raised unemployment by a measurable amount due to its highly addictive nature: GUESS THE THEME.

At the Libraries: The Men of the Stacks

Miss Kathleen

Each week Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books. If there’s something noteworthy going on in your local library, leave us a

Will Work For ... Nothing? People Who Declined Their Salaries

Greg Sabin

With Steve Jobs’ passing, I was reminded of the fact that he, for many years, had been taking a $1 salary from Apple, Inc.

Here's to the Crazy Ones

Chris Higgins

In the late 1990s, Apple rebranded itself with a dramatic ad campaign combining images of iconic scientists, artists, explorers, and activists with the Apple logo, plus the famously grammatically ques

16 Bizarre Things You Can Pay to Smell Like

Lauren Harrell

Food, fluids, and celebrities all have been the inspiration for perfumes. Here are some fragrances that may have taken the desire to be unique too far. 1. Overweight

The First Cereal Box Prize Ever

Stacy Conradt

Kellogg’s Corn Flakes has been gracing breakfast tables since 1906 - and the idea of hiding prizes within the box of crunchy corn bits is almost as old. Kellogg’s was the first company to offer chi

Boing Boing's Jobs Tribute

David K. Israel

Our friends over at Boing Boing have changed their theme today to pay homage to Mr. Jobs. It's really well done and, if you scroll all the way down, even includes the old Mac bomb!

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