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  • 14 Offbeat Holidays You Can Celebrate in August

    Hannah Keyser
    1 Aug 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Plenty of reasons to party this month!
  • The Missing Links: Defiant Desserts Dropping From Above

    Colin Patrick
    1 Aug 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Steven Tom Pie in the Sky More than 700 pounds of chocolate desserts were floated in protest from South Korea into North Korea. The Cat Woman in the Hat Just one of the entries in this list of the best Dr. Seuss mashups online. Perk(olate) Up This alarm clock streamlines the wakeup process by making you coffee, too. Sort of reminds me of this. Or this. Clowning Around Go inside the World Clown Association gathering. “Her Hair Glistened in the Rain Like A Nose Hair After A Sneeze.” Yep. You bet that’s part of this list of the 25 funniest analogies gathered by high school English…
  • 17 Excellent Animal Illustrations from a 16th Century Book

    Erin McCarthy
    1 Aug 2014 | 11:00 am
    Historiae animalium was the period's most widely read natural history collection.
  • Fact-Checking a 1947 British Weather Report

    Nick Greene
    1 Aug 2014 | 10:30 am
    In June of 1947, British Pathé visited brothers John and Dennis Bartlett, professional weather predictors who claimed to be "80 percent accurate" and to have known all about the famously cold winter of 1947. Here, they are enlisted to find Britain's "proverbial one-week summer." There's something decidingly un-British about their cockiness, but mamma Bartlett didn't raise any fools. Or did she? You talk a big game, Bartlett brothers—but can you back it up? You're about to get fact-checked, 67 years into the future. Bet you didn't see this coming, chaps. July: Bartlett Brothers Prediction:…
  • The Weird Week in Review

    Miss Cellania
    1 Aug 2014 | 10:16 am
    Man Pushes a Brussels Sprout Up a Mountain with His Nose Stuart Kettell of Balsall Common, West Midlands, UK, is in the process of climbing to the 3,560-foot summit of Mount Snowdon, on his hands and knees, while pushing a sprout along with his nose. He began his quest on Wednesday and hopes to reach the top in four days. Kettell is no stranger to strange stunts, like spending a week in a box and walking the streets on stilts. He does it to raise funds for the charity Macmillan Cancer Support. So far, he’s raised over £40,000, but has lost most of the skin on his knees. Woman Finds IKEA…
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    Mental Floss

  • 14 Offbeat Holidays You Can Celebrate in August

    Hannah Keyser
    1 Aug 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Plenty of reasons to party this month!
  • The Missing Links: Defiant Desserts Dropping From Above

    Colin Patrick
    1 Aug 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Steven Tom Pie in the Sky More than 700 pounds of chocolate desserts were floated in protest from South Korea into North Korea. The Cat Woman in the Hat Just one of the entries in this list of the best Dr. Seuss mashups online. Perk(olate) Up This alarm clock streamlines the wakeup process by making you coffee, too. Sort of reminds me of this. Or this. Clowning Around Go inside the World Clown Association gathering. “Her Hair Glistened in the Rain Like A Nose Hair After A Sneeze.” Yep. You bet that’s part of this list of the 25 funniest analogies gathered by high school English…
  • 17 Excellent Animal Illustrations from a 16th Century Book

    Erin McCarthy
    1 Aug 2014 | 11:00 am
    Historiae animalium was the period's most widely read natural history collection.
  • Fact-Checking a 1947 British Weather Report

    Nick Greene
    1 Aug 2014 | 10:30 am
    In June of 1947, British Pathé visited brothers John and Dennis Bartlett, professional weather predictors who claimed to be "80 percent accurate" and to have known all about the famously cold winter of 1947. Here, they are enlisted to find Britain's "proverbial one-week summer." There's something decidingly un-British about their cockiness, but mamma Bartlett didn't raise any fools. Or did she? You talk a big game, Bartlett brothers—but can you back it up? You're about to get fact-checked, 67 years into the future. Bet you didn't see this coming, chaps. July: Bartlett Brothers Prediction:…
  • The Weird Week in Review

    Miss Cellania
    1 Aug 2014 | 10:16 am
    Man Pushes a Brussels Sprout Up a Mountain with His Nose Stuart Kettell of Balsall Common, West Midlands, UK, is in the process of climbing to the 3,560-foot summit of Mount Snowdon, on his hands and knees, while pushing a sprout along with his nose. He began his quest on Wednesday and hopes to reach the top in four days. Kettell is no stranger to strange stunts, like spending a week in a box and walking the streets on stilts. He does it to raise funds for the charity Macmillan Cancer Support. So far, he’s raised over £40,000, but has lost most of the skin on his knees. Woman Finds IKEA…
 
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