Advertisers know that the taste of a better lifestyle will sell products. Celebrities learn this as well, and can make a killing putting their name on something that can impart even a little of their charm on a fan. These beverages just might be the perfect gift for a fan that you know.
1. Marilyn Manson Absinthe:... READ ON
There are a handful of different DVD versions of Raiders of the Lost Ark, some even carrying boasts like “Special Edition” and “The Complete Adventure Collection." But none of them contain a definitive film commentary complete with director Steven Spielberg’s thoughts and remembrances of making the film.
Into that void has stepped Jamie Benning, a sci-fi film fan who specializes in “filmumentaries” – a film form he first invented to pay tribute to the original Star Wars trilogy. For Dr.... READ ON
It's time for a short but sweet Tuesday Test Time challenge at the mentalfloss.com Brain Game. Good luck!
As of November 2011, name the oldest
living child of a former U.S. president.
Here is the ANSWER.
No, it's not Caroline Kennedy. The oldest living child of a former U.S. president is JOHN SHELDON DOUD EISENHOWER, who turned 89 in August.
Thanks for playing! Tomorrow: Wordplay... READ ON
An undercover FBI informant spent twenty years infiltrating white supremacist groups. Now 59 and sick, John Matthews wants to tell his story before its too late.
When you mashup Spongebob Squarepants with "Party Rock Anthem," you make a 33-second video seem like three minutes. And then the tune gets stuck in your head!
The 'mysterious' whale graveyard discovered in a desert. The twenty or so whales of various species date two to seven million years back.
In most DVD commentary tracks, you get... READ ON
Julian Beever is an English artist who specializes in creating trompe-l'œil chalk drawings. He uses a projection technique called anamorphosis to create the illusion of three dimensions when viewed from the correct angle. It's often possible to position a person within the image as if they were interacting with the scene. Trompe l'oeil means 'trick of the eye' in French. The effect is so convincing, people will swerve to avoid potholes he's drawn in the pavement! But just how does he do it? In his own... READ ON
Earlier this morning, our research editor Sandy Wood helped a reader propose via today's Brain Game. (She solved the puzzle and said yes!) To celebrate, here are 31 additional creative marriage proposals we've discussed over the years.
1.... READ ON
In lieu of our usual Monday Math Square (which will return next week), today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game is a puzzle that will have very special meaning to at least one of our regulars. All you have to do is to rearrange the tiles that follow into the correct order, and you'll see the message hidden within. Good luck!
Here is the SOLUTION.
When unscrambled correctly, the message reads:
Here's hoping she says... READ ON
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is taking a new look into the case of actress Natalie Wood's death. A new book has some information that should have been disclosed 30 years ago -if it's true.
An award-winning hack puts YouTube videos on the front of your microwave. They're not only for entertainment; the videos are selected to be the exact length you must wait for your hot ramen.
The man who made things fly. Like washing machines and lawnmowers and ...suddenly I feel my life has... READ ON
Taco Bell is named for its founder, Glen Bell.