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The Missing Links: Horrible Things That Make You Happy

Looking at Einstein’s Brain: There’s An App For That? Yes, yes there is. * Charles Manson Just Doesn’t Make As Much Sense As You’d Think And that’s certainly saying something. Take, for instance, this note he sent to his musical namesake. * Riding the Subway is the Key To Happiness Well, it’s one of them, anyway—along with fighting, watching [...]

11 Celebrities Posing with mental_floss

Dateline: Novi, Michigan – Motor City Comic Con 2012. Your intrepid reporter and her ever-patient husband/photographer brave the hordes of Darth Vaders, Dudley Do-Rights, and Daryl Dixons to bring you 11 celebrities posing with mental_floss: 1. Sean Patrick Flanery With a name like Sean Patrick Flanery, one would presume that that Irish brogue used by The Boondock Saints’ [...]

BlöödHag: Seattle’s Edu-Core Death Metal Library Rockers

BlöödHag is a death metal band from Seattle who perform, among other places, in libraries. Their songs are “Edu-Core,” and focus on science fiction authors and literacy — check out some lyrics here. In fact, what the heck, I’ll just quote their classic “Robert A. Heinlein” in its entirety: Robert A. Heinlein Grok this! Robert A. Heinlein, [...]

The Quick 10: 10 Failed Assassination Attempts

Today happens to be the anniversary of the day Sara Jane Moore tried to take President Ford out in 1975, so we’re revisiting an old post on assassinations. Had it not been for the quick thinking of the guy next to Moore, Nelson Rockefeller would have been president and who knows where history would have [...]

The Quick 10: 10 Reasons Why the Number 13 is Unlucky

It’s Friday the 13th again! Anyone see any black cats? Walk under any ladders? I don’t really subscribe to the theory that Friday the 13th is unluckier than any other day, but superstitious people may have good reason to stay in bed on days like today. Here are 10 reasons the number 13 is unlucky. 1. [...]

Most Dangerous Women In Modern History

Most Dangerous Modern History Female criminals have captured headlines and imaginations since there were newspapers and people to say “holy crap, a woman did that?” Not all the women on this list are necessarily criminals, but they are all dangerous in one form or another. They’ve written manifestos, murdered, maimed, run organized criminal operations, influenced hearts [...]