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LEGO Big MaK Mech

LEGO enthusiasts Sean and Steph Mayo created this Big MaK mech, complete with anti-air fry missiles, heavy Big Mac armor, sniper-fry cannon and vanilla frostie … with sprinkles! It’s for BrickLink’s Creations [...]

5 Questions: No Hope or Charity

You’ve gotta have faith for Tuesday’s mentalfloss.com 5 Questions quiz: No Hope or Charity

Woman Legally Changes Her Name to 161-Word Version

To promote a charity, the woman formally known as Dawn McManus legally changed her name to this phrase: Red Wacky League Antlez Broke the Stereo Neon Tide Bring Back Honesty Coalition Feedback Hand of Aces Keep Going Captain Let’s Pretend Lost State of Dance Paper Taxis Lunar Road Up Down Strange All and I Neon Sheep [...]

Which Booth Would You Choose?

When faced with the decision of which booth to support, for charity of course, I think I’d have to go with the biting booth. I’ve heard the theories about a dog’s mouth being cleaner than a human’s, but the stench of liver flavored dog treats overrides any fear I have of germs! Link  –via Tastefully Offensive

The Quick 10: A Christmas Carol

It was 168 years ago this week that Tiny Tim and Ebeneezer Scrooge made their debut. In 1843, Charles Dickens’ Christmas classic was published in England. Despite the fact that it’s been around for ages, there are a few things you might not know about A Christmas Carol: 1. A Christmas Carol must hold some sort [...]

10 Things You Didn’t Know About IKEA

IKEA is the world’s largest furniture store. In fact, the company is so big, it is estimated that around 10% of all Europeans alive today were conceived on an IKEA bed. Despite its success though, the company still has quite a few dark secrets, as well as a number of interesting trivia bits. Whether you [...]

The Quick 10: Boston Marathon Facts

I’m out again next week, and once again, the lovely Adrienne Crezo will be keeping you entertained and educated. I know – it’s awfully close to my last vacation, but it’s actually just a trip postponed from last year. My sister-in-law ran her first Boston Marathon in 2010, you see, but I was too pregnant [...]

Angel cloud provides inspiration for charity

A woman who believes she photographed an angel has said it inspired her to found her own charity. The sighting occured seven years ago during a despai…

Auction offers a chance to join Ghost Hunters

UFC are holding a charity auction with the chance to join Ghost Hunters’ TAPS on an investigation. The auction is part of the “Fight for the Troops” i…

Odds/Ends: Alyssa Milano + Clean Water + Split Decision

This may sound made up, but Alyssa Milano has been one of our biggest supporters over the years. She’s introduced thousands of people to mental_floss; “through a link tweeted by Alyssa Milano” finished surprisingly high on a recent survey of how people first found us. For her 38th birthday, she’s trying to raise money for [...]