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What Are You Doing New Years Eve?

(YouTube link) Zooey Deschanel posted this holiday duet she did with Joseph Gordon-Levitt. The two starred together in the 2009 movie 500 Days of Summer, and have been friends even longer than that. -Thanks, Bicycle Bill!

Signing Off

My flossy friends, This week marks five years since I started blogging for mental_floss, and a great five years it has been. It’s been a privilege to work with and write for some of the smartest people on the Internet, and to have such a sharp but supportive group of regular readers; you guys have always [...]

Today’s Giveaway: Get Clean and Geeky With Video Game Soap

I enjoy learning about cities that got creative with their official symbols. For example, the plastic pink flamingo is the official bird of Madison, WI. Back in the 1980s, California’s Redondo Beach adopted the Goodyear Blimp as their official bird. So if a town or city near you had a little fun with its official animal [...]