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How To Enjoy The Cold: Advice From An Arctic SCUBA Diver

6 days agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

For much of North America, this winter has felt never-ending and particularly cruel. The Paper Of Record has compared it to "hell," and while their frustration is understandable, a river of fire seems like it'd be pretty nice right about now. Show More Summary

KFC Brings Edible Coffee Cups to the UK

6 days agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

Now you can have your coffee, and eat it, too. Metro UK announced Wednesday morning that KFC is introducing the Scoffee, an allegedly delicious edible coffee cup, to celebrate the launch of KFC’s Seattle’s Best Coffee in its UK locations.  The...Show More Summary

The Missing Links: This Is Your New Post Office

6 days agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

Billy Hathorn, via Wikimedia Commons // CC BY-SA 3.0 It's a question you never thought you'd hear. Is Waffle House going to replace your post office? Check out their odd plan. A new Pee-wee Herman movie is officially coming to Netflix. If...Show More Summary

43 Words Invented by Authors

6 days agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

In this List Show episode, John Green runs through the literary origins of 43 words.

A Few Good (Silent) Men

6 days agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

Remember the climactic court scene from A Few Good Men when Jack Nicholson yells, "You can't handle the truth!" Well, in the tradition of online film experiments, Ian Edgar has removed the dialogue from that scene, writing on YouTube,...Show More Summary

11 Words With Meanings That Have Changed Drastically Over Time

6 days agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

People sometimes tell you you’re misusing a word and cite the Latin origin as proof. Don’t fall for the etymological fallacy. What a word means depends not on its origin, but on how speakers of a language understand it. Over time, words have a way of wandering, and meanings mutate. Show More Summary

Me, Myself and iPhone: Mobile Phone Separation Anxiety Messes With People’s Attention

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If I leave the house without my cell phone, I feel a little bit naked—and I’m not alone. In a 2013 survey of residents in the UK, more than half of the people questioned said they experienced some form of “nomophobia” (short for no-mobile-phone...Show More Summary

5 Animal Byproducts That Are Also Expensive Delicacies

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When it comes to animal byproducts, one man’s trash truly is another man’s treasure.

Why Is It “Woe Is Me” Instead Of “I Am Woe”?

last weekHumor / odd : mental_floss

It’s a silent movie staple. The heroine weeps in the pouring rain, having just discovered her first true love to be a scoundrel. She has lost everything. She turns her eyes heavenward with a tortured look and the title card appears:Show More Summary

The Board Game Trial of the Century

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How a litigious Parker Brothers almost destroyed their Monopoly patent.

Cinereous Mourner Chicks Pretend to Be Poisonous Caterpillars

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Santiago David Rivera (left) // Wendy Valencia (right) This strange baby bird may look like pretty flashy, but its plumage keeps it safer than you would think.  The jungle is a rough place for the young, and nestlings often fall victim to predators like snakes, birds, and mammals. Show More Summary

Morning Cup of Links: Sci-Fi Movies of 2015

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The Top 12 Must See Sci-Fi Movies of 2015. Star Wars, Max Max, The Avengers, and a whole lot more. How Libraries Are Adapting To Help the Homeless Find Jobs, Health Services. Quite a few employers and agencies will only deal with you...Show More Summary

The Complete 'Parks and Recreation' Infographic to Celebrate the Series Finale

last weekHumor / odd : mental_floss

Prior to last night's Parks and Recreation finale (shh, don't spoil it for those of us without cable who have to wait until tonight to find out how it all ends!), Vanity Fair embarked on the eminently worthwhile venture of rewatching...Show More Summary

11 Ways Making Friends Can Help You Land Your Dream Job

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You can read all the business books and interview tips you want, but the surest way to score your dream job is to make friends. Here's why. 1. Referrals are the No. 1 source of hire. It's hard to argue with the numbers: Research shows that in recent years, referrals have been the top source of hiring volume and quality. Show More Summary

Vintage NASA Photographs to Go Up For Auction

last weekHumor : mental_floss

Many of the photos in the collection "From the Earth to the Moon: Vintage NASA Photographs of the First Voyages Beyond Our Home Planet"—which will be up for auction as part of a larger collection at Bloomsbury Auctions Feb. 26 in London—have never before been seen by the public. Show More Summary

The Real Names of 18 Authors Known by Initials

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Want to be an author? You should probably think about going by your first and middle initials.

Morning Cup of Links: Adorable Little Kittens

last weekHumor : mental_floss

17 Very Very Tiny Kittens. Because it’s Friday, and you need to spend a minute looking at kittens. 10 Myths About Body Fat. Here, you will learn more than you thought there was to know about fat. The Fearless Black Cowboy of the Wild, Wild West. Show More Summary

WWI Centennial: Churchill Convenes Tank Committee

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militaryimages.net The First World War was an unprecedented catastrophe that shaped our modern world. Erik Sass is covering the events of the war exactly 100 years after they happened. This is the 170th installment in the series. February...Show More Summary

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