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5 Times MC Hammer Changed History

Jason Plautz

MC Hammer (aka Stanley Kirk Burrell) isn't just the hip-hop superstar behind "U Can't Touch This" and "Pump it Up." He's an influential figure, touching big events

Seinfeld: Kramer Enters Over and Over

Chris Higgins

Here's a bit of Friday silliness for you. Below is a "supercut" of a bunch of Kramer's entrances on Seinfeld.

The Gigantic Robot

Jill Harness

If you're looking for a good book that won't take a lot of time to read, but you'll want to hold onto for a while, consider The Gigantic Robot by Tom Gauld.

Strange Geographies: Portugal's Bone Chapel

Ransom Riggs

I spent a few weeks in Portugal during the spring of 2006, and one of the most striking things about its many churches and chapels and religious monuments was, well, how dark they were.

Friday Happy Hour: Design Your Own Theme Restaurant

Jason English

Every Friday, 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. Very casual.

5 (Happy Little) Things You Didn't Know About Bob Ross

Ethan Trex

Let's take a look at five things you might not know about the man who brought us so many happy trees.

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Alfie the Canine Arsonist A hungry dog in Llanfairfechan, Wales set fire to a home and caused £6,000 in damage.

Watercooler Ammo, 140 Characters at a Time

Jason English

Time for our weekly reminder of the mental_floss Twitter account's existence.

Brain Game: The Globe

Thanks for joining us for today's Brain Game. By removing one letter in each turn and rearranging the remaining letters (if necessary) to form new words each time, reduce the word SPHERICAL al

Morning Cup of Links: Quacks

Miss Cellania

Why Do They Play Bagpipes at Soldiers' Funerals? You might want to thank (or blame) president Kennedy. * Summarize your sex life with a Star Wars quote.

The Late Movies: Actors Singing Awesomely Bad Songs

Mark Arminio

Crossing over the mythical line between acting and singing is a difficult proposition. Some have found success (Jamie Foxx). Some have found failure (Steven Seagal). And some are Joey Lawrence.

The First Time News Was Fit to Print: Disneyland, Search Engines & Texlahoma

Jason English

Welcome to another edition of The First Time News Was Fit To Print, the semi-regular feature where we travel into the archives of The New York Times and find the first time the paper covered various s

The Quick 10: Dr. Fido - 10 Ways Dogs Help in the Medical Community

Stacy Conradt

It's no secret that I love dogs. And that I like to work pictures of my dogs into my posts if there's even the tiniest shred of linkage between the post and canines.

Know Your Meme: Auto-Tune

Chris Higgins

The Know Your Meme Blog has a great introduction to the history and technology behind Auto-Tune, the audio effect first introduced in 1997 and made popular when Cher's single "Believe"

8 Not-So-Famous Firsts

Kara Kovalchik

Ever wondered who received the first Social Security Card? Who was involved in the first wet T-shirt contest? Today's your lucky day. 1. The First Hamburger

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