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Baby’s First Handshake

Photo: Alicia Atkins / A Classic Pin-Up Photography On October 9, 2011, Alicia Atkins gave birth to her daughter Nevaeh via C-section and her husband snapped this incredible photo of the baby reaching [...]

The Stories Behind Three Classic Halloween Movies

The countdown to Halloween is on: seven weeks to go. What movies are the best to watch to get into the Halloween spirit? Horror films, of course! Some of the biggest are, of course, Halloween, The Exorcist, and George Romero’s zombie classic Night of the Living Dead, which became an instant classic: It was produced for [...]

On Music: Beatlemania Week – No. 6

“With a Little Help from My Friends” Another classic from Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, “With a Little Help from My Friends” was written by Paul and John for Ringo, who had a very small singing range. They specifically kept the song almost like a simple conversation, with their characters asking questions of Billy Shears, [...]

Classic Nintendo Characters As Japanese Woodblock Prints

Classic Nintendo characters, from NES games like Metroid, The Legend Of Zelda and MegaMan, explore their Japanese roots in this series of illustrations by Jed Henry. Capturing the action of old school gaming with the style of traditional Japanese woodblock prints, these beautiful full color illustrations show us what Samus, Link and MegaMan would look like [...]

Classic Geek Pilsner Glass

Classic Geek Pilsner Glass – $15.95 Are you looking for the perfect gift for your favorite beer guzzling geek? You need the Classic Geek Pilsner Glass from the NeatoShop. This great glass includes the text: “Classic Geek Grog – The geek shall inherit the earth.” Be sure to check out the NeatoShop for more fun Glassware & [...]

Last Week’s Most Popular Stories and an Enjoyable Wikipedia Screenshot

In case you weren’t obsessively refreshing mentalfloss.com all week, here’s what you missed: 1. 119 Amazing Facts for National Trivia Day, by Jason English * 2. Why Do Dogs Walk in a Circle Before Lying Down?, by Matt Soniak * 3. 25 One-Word Answers to Very Important Questions, by Ethan Trex * 4. How Do Magic Eye Pictures Work?, by Matt Soniak * 5. [...]