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Teenager Refused Family Tradition of Getting Breast Implants

  Every family has a black sheep. Meet Britney Marshall, a 14-year-old teenager who is bucking the family tradition of getting breast implants: Mrs Marshall, a 53-year-old mother-of-nine, believes the teenager is going through a “funny phase”. The mother and her four other girls, of Kirkby in Ashfiield, Notts, boast a total of £50,000 worth of silicone breasts, the Daily Mail reported. Mrs [...]

“Britney Spears” is an Anagram for “Presbyterians”

© Lucas Jackson/Reuters/Corbis As the great John Green informed us back in 2006 during his stint as a mental_floss blogger, “Britney Spears” is an anagram for “Presbyterians.” I’ve been trying to work that into conversation for years. Since today is Britney’s 30th birthday, it seemed like the time was right. To celebrate, let’s have an anagram [...]

Lightning strikes "out of the blue"

Sometimes lightning can strike when we least expect it – even when there is a clear blue sky. This is exactly what happened to 11-year-old Britney Weh…

Sesame Street Scandals

Katy Perry’s recent Sesame Street skit went bust when parents complained that the singer was showing a little too much décolletage for kids. But hers is far from the first incident to raise a few eyebrows on the show. A few others: • C is for Cookie, but that’s not good enough for everyone. Although Cookie [...]

The Quick 10: What 10 Mouseketeers Are Up To These Days

Everyone knows The Mickey Mouse Club of the early ‘90s was full of people who would go on to become big stars – Britney, Justin, Christina, Keri Russell, J.C. Chasez and Ryan Gosling, namely. But what about those other Mouseketeers? In case you’ve been wondering, I’ve got 10 answers for you. 1. Rhona Bennett was on [...]