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17 Famous Actors in Tiny Background Parts

Before they were headlining movies and TV shows, these celebs were just like everyone else trying to make it in Hollywood: thrilled to call home to report that the “Flight Attendant #3” role was totally in the bag. Check out a few of today’s big names back when they were cast as no-names. 1. Jason Segel [...]

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Van by Jason Ybarra

Cowabunga, dudes! Jason Ybarra loves Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles so much that he made a full-scale street-legal version of the TMNT van. Jason’s Turtles Van is featured in this week’s Star Cars over at Crave [...]

Oregon Aurora

Photo: Brad Goldpaint – view more fantastic shots at Brad’s website Photographer Brad Goldpaint captured the northern lights over Crater Lake, Oregon, like you’ve never seen before: [...]

23 Fun Facts About Things We Saw at the Grocery Store

The other day we set up a mental_floss Instagram account, then went to the grocery store and took some pictures. (We also needed food.) Here are some fun facts about the products we encountered. To appease the dairy lobby and keep butter sales strong, several states used to require margarine to be dyed pink. The USDA [...]

Funny and Creepy Face Swapping Pictures

Have you ever wondered what Brad and Angelina would look like if they switched faces with each other? Or what Abraham Lincoln would look like if he was actually played by Nic Cage? Well, thanks to the magic of Photoshop, now you can -and the results are hilarious. WebUrbanist has a great collection of Photoshop [...]

Five Animals Who Like To Dress It Up And One Who Likes Being Naked

Most animals don’t like being dressed up in human clothes, but we love to make them do it anyway –after all, it is absolutely adorable. Of course, some animals love it. My own dog seems to get a little strut in his step when he wears one of his cute little tee shirts –he isn’t [...]

Why Are People So Interested in This Tiger Woods Thing?

So. Unless you’ve been living in a cave, you know by now that Tiger Woods got into a car accident on Friday morning. A media frenzy followed, fueled by a rumor of Tiger’s infidelity and his silence over the whole thing. Today, he announced that he wouldn’t play in his own golf tournament. Talking heads proclaim [...]

Internet Cat Costumes

Internet memes make great Halloween costumes, although they are usually only clever for one year. The exception is cats, because their popularity (at least on the internet) goes on and on. Here are some clever LOLcat Halloween Costumes. Jacki was Spaghetti Cat in 2008. You don’t have the time to make a better costume for this [...]

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 [...]

Löopa Gyro Bowl

Kids spill things. It seems like one of the constants of the universe. Or maybe not, now that the revolutionary Löopa Gyro Bowl is available! When children are old enough to carry things, they revel in the process. Manipulating their own world is a power trip for little kids. I know my daughters went through a [...]