World’s Strangest

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Newt Gingrich or Buzz Lightyear?

Who said it -was it presidential candidate Newt Gingrich or Toy Story character Buzz Lightyear? You’ll be given eleven quotes to match to one or the other. Oh, you might think today’s Lunchtime Quiz at mental_floss would be an easy one, but they both say some awfully strange things. However, I did score 73% by [...]

Extraordinary Inventions: Victorian-Era Prank Machines

“QUANTUM SHOT” #751Link – article by Julia Suits Creators of these pranks were America’s original hi-tech geeks of the new electric age. You will remember our hilarious serious Weird Inventions by Guys; this time we give you a treat from Julia Suits, author of the “The Extraordinary Catalog of Peculiar Inventions” (None of this material has appeared [...]

No One Runs in Small NC Town’s Election

I have heard of people not being interested in politics, but an entire town that can’t find anyone to run for mayor? Apparently the job of mayor in one small town is so unappealing that they can’t find a single candidate. The races for mayor and three commission seats are wide open in the small North [...]

What Does the FCC’s Equal-Time Rule Actually Say?

© Bettmann/CORBIS Donald Trump’s rumored presidential candidacy has sparked fresh interest in the FCC’s equal-time rules. What would Trump’s candidacy mean for The Celebrity Apprentice? Would NBC have to give Trump’s competitors their own primetime reality shows? Even though Trump has bowed out of the race, let’s take a look at some questions about the frequently [...]