World’s Strangest

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The Wizard of Oz Book Sculpture

Helen Baker’s book sculpture shows a literary journey down the Yellow Brick Road. Follow Dorothy page by page in this work displayed at the Bath Central Library in the UK during July. Link -via Lustik

The Tree of Gondor Tattoo

I love The Lord of the Rings, both in book and film form. I have probably watched the extended edition of each film at least ten times. I have already been three times to see The Hobbit, and the book remains one of my all-time childhood favorites. So maybe that is why I love this [...]

Make a Mummy Book

Make a Mummy Book  Are you a loving Mummy or Deady looking for a fun way to get your kids away from the television? Now is the time to discover the Make a Mummy Book from the NeatoShop. This great book features 20 fantastic activities to entertain your little explorer. Teach them to dig up secrets, [...]

Read This Shirt: Entire Books on T-Shirts by Litographs

Alice in Wonderland – Litographs Howdy Neatoramanauts! We just wanted to let you know that our pal Litographs, who make posters out of the text of classic books (for example, the image above of Alice [...]

10 Bizarre Coloring Books for Adults

Psst! Got any crayons? You’ll want a box when you see how much fun adults can have with coloring books designed just for those of a certain age. And please try to stay within the lines. 1. The Lowrider Coloring Book The Lowrider Coloring Book contains illustrations of the most popular cars used in lowrider culture. Just [...]

Shop The mental_floss Election Collection!

You may have heard that today is Election Day. So while you’re standing in line to vote or anxiously waiting for the results—and maybe even contemplating a move to Canada—shop our Election Collection. Whether you’re looking for Election Day fun you can take home or a good holiday gift for your favorite politico, there’s something [...]

Sculptural Collages Cut From Antique Books

Destroying an antique book seems like a shame, but if the book in question is being turned into such an incredibly cool work of art then maybe it’s a worthwhile endeavor after all. Here’s how crafty book lover Alexander Korzer-Robinson creates these wonderfully intricate collages: Alexander Korzer-Robinson delves into antiquarian books, cutting out everything except the images on [...]

Cigar Box Purses Are So Passe

Besides, why promote cigar use when you could instead encourage reading with a gorgeous book purse like this one. Sure, some people might be upset about the destruction of a great book, but there’s always the chance that it was damaged before the cover was stripped off anyway. Link Via The Mary Sue

Librarians Found a Gun in a Donated Book

Image: Valparaiso Police Department Hiding a gun inside a hollowed-out book seems like something you’d only find in mystery books or at the movies, so employees at an Indiana public library were surprised to [...]

Wonderful Life with the Elements

The following is a review of Wonderful Life with the Elements: The Periodic Table Personified. We’re giving away a free copy of this book – read on for details. Remember dozing off in high school chemistry class? If you think that the [...]