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WTF Is A Bagelhead?

Watch out for these freaks, because they’ve got a forehead shaped like a bagel and an oy vey attitude to match! Bagelheads have their foreheads injected with a silicone solution that they mold into a bagel-like shape, and it’s a trend that’s still blowing up in Japan over a year later. Adrienne first brought you the story [...]

Recent Visitors to the mental_floss Store

The front part of our Ohio office serves as our retail store, and people travel great distances to cross “visit the mental_floss retail store” off their bucket lists. Last week Emily and Adrienne Davis made the trip from Oberlin, Ohio, and by all accounts they were wonderful guests. (Emily technically came all the way from [...]

11 Clever and Creative Gingerbread Structures

A gingerbread house is a delightful combination of food and art. Some bakers go way beyond the call of duty in their holiday creations and deserve to be seen even years after the gingerbread is dismantled (or eaten). In this list you’ll see houses, mansions, skyscrapers, pop culture recreations, and even math! 1. Falling Water This gingerbread [...]

99cent wedding for 9 couples on 9-9-09

Nine lucky couples said “I do” today at a local 99 Cents Only store, giving them the quirky wedding date of September 9, 2009 or 09/09/09. The couples were among 2,999 applicants hoping to score a 99-cent wedding as part of a promotion for the store. With nine family members and friends on-hand, the nine couples exchanged [...]