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Nine Things Invented For Military Use That You Now Encounter In Everyday Life

A surprising number of military inventions have found their ways into our civilian lives. Here are just a few military-turned-everyday items. 1. GPS Getty Images When you rely on the GPS app on that Android phone to keep yourself from getting lost, you’re using the same Global Positioning System satellites set up by the U.S. Department of [...]

10 Really Bad Movies that Define “Bad Movies”

Yesterday I linked a story about the movie The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure. The children’s film opened last weekend in 2,160 theaters, and earned less than half a million dollars on its opening weekend. That means it only made $206 per theater, a record low for a movie in wide release (more than [...]

Drawn To Facts – No. 001

We’re launching a brand new feature tonight! Drawn To Facts will be published every Sunday night, featuring some of the best up-and-coming illustrators from around the world. Tonight’s illustrated fact comes courtesy of artist Margo Murphy. Let us know what you think in the comments below! Fact:More than 35 lives were lost between 1878 and 1890 [...]

11 Athletes Who Had Their Own Cereals

Plenty of athletes have adorned boxes of Wheaties. But only the best can take it a step further and market a brand of cereal dedicated entirely to themselves. Several athletes have used a limited edition cereal line to raise money for their favorite charities or boost their profiles — here are 11 of the stars [...]

5 Questions: Tri Again

If at first you don’t succeed, here’s another brand new 5 Question quiz: Tri Again.

5 Questions: Tri

If at first you don’t succeed, here’s a brand new 5 Question quiz: Tri.

Right? Face

We see some brand logos so often that we don’t even pay attention to them anymore. So would you recognized a small change in them? In today’s Lunchtime Quiz at mental_floss, you’ll be presented with ten logos. Some have been flipped horizontally. Can you tell which ones? I scored 80%, which is surprising. Link

11 New Animal Species Discovered In 2011

When it comes to “discovering” new species of animals, I think it’s more about having found where they’ve been hiding themselves from humanity and less about discovering brand new species. I mean, most of the animals in this gallery look like the result of genetic evolution and adaptation, not some brand spanking new little critter. But they [...]

11 Awesome Outdoor and Interactive Ads

While no one is really sure how many ads a person sees each day, our landscape and media are becoming ever more cluttered with advertisements, from product placement in television shows to traditional billboards. Brands have been forced to become more creative (or intrusive) than ever in an attempt to draw consumers’ attention. As a [...]

5 Questions: Dial ‘em Up

Today, we’ve dialed up a brand new 5 Questions quiz, and it’s: Dial ‘em Up