9 Lines in the Sand. Some of the strange borders, meridians, and demarcations of our world.
Classic First Lines of Novels in Emojis: A Quiz.
Mental Floss Is Buoyed by Online Video.
The Medicare Miracle. Maybe we really can afford help care for all.
Beam Me Up: A Beginner’s Guide to the Star Trek Franchise. Because without a little help, the whole universe looks intimidating.
Eighty Years Of Fergusons. Race riots in America always have the same underlying reasons, so why can’t we change them?
23 Ways a Wall Street Job Will Make You Miserable. And still no one will ever feel sorry for you.
11 Fantastic Frankenstein Film Adaptations. If you start now, you might be able to find and watch them all by Halloween.
The Bizarre Day Jobs Of 20 Famous Authors. They subsidized their passion while gaining some odd life experiences.
7 Extreme Bugs and Creepy-Crawlies. As if you didn’t have enough anxieties and nightmare fuel.
Tuesday, September 02, 2014
Craig Benzine explains how decaffeinated coffee is made. The answer is, of course, chemicals. The bigger question in my mind is why anyone would make decaf coffee. This is the premiere episode of mental_floss video’s new show The Big Question.
Monday, September 01, 2014
ZDogg MD (Dr. Zubin Damania) blames George Lucas for ruining his childhood with retroactive edits to the Star Wars series. I don’t know if that really inspired this parody song of Coldplay’s “Viva la Vida,” but that’s what he complains about at his site. Unlike most of his videos, this one has no real medical connection, just some Star Wars fun.
Alex Burkovskiy taped a laser pointer to his cat’s head. Usually, just a piece of tape on a cat will cause the animal to go bonkers trying to get it off, but this cat was too fascinated with the red dot to notice he had something taped to him! He chased the dot for over an hour. That’s about as long as a piece of tape stuck to fast-moving fur can possibly last. (via Tastefully Offensive)
Do Farts Carry Germs?
A Boston Marathon Bombing Survivor Got Married To The Nurse He Met At The Hospital.
How The 'Kung Fu Fighting' Melody Came To Represent Asia. Many more examples at Metafilter.
The 6 Most Hilariously Misleading Movie Trailers.
The Biggest Tax Scam Ever. Profitable corporations renounce their citizenship and slash their tax bills -and Congress is fine with this.
IKEA Instructions for Horror Movie Characters.
Why Aren't Women Advancing At Work? Ask a Transgender Person. (via Metafilter)
This sums up every episode of Pawn Stars.
Ursa Eyer’s comic Cat Call tells what it’s like as females grow up under the public scrutiny of men. (via Buzzfeed)
Just For Laughs planted a dog puppet in a park. Real dogs may have never noticed it, if he didn’t have a nice, meaty bone! But the bone attracts the dogs, and the puppet defends his treasure. These poor confused dogs don’t know what’s real and what’s not anymore! (via Viral Viral Videos)