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The Force is The Force, Of Course

We’ve posted a few Star Wars meets Dr. Seuss mash ups on Neatorama before, but I love, love, love this version by former Disney animator Jason Peltz. Fantastic! Via My Modern Met

5 Unusual Ways to Earn a College Scholarship

College is expensive. Scholarships can help to relieve some of that financial burden, and we’re here to clue you in to a few that are available to students who aren’t star athletes or in the upper reaches of their class’ grade point percentile. 1. Stop People From Texting While Driving Texting while driving is bad. If you [...]

The Missing Links: Is Lake Erie Wrecking English?

Stickmen May Not Have Organs, But They Do Have Feelings The plight of the stickman doesn’t get nearly enough attention these days. Please be warned, his inevitable fate does produce a few NSFW phrases. * Dr. Seuss Was An Oil Man Before he created the beloved books you know him for, Dr. Seuss created ads for the [...]

Breakfast Mascot Alphabet by Mike Boon

Every sugary sweet cold cereal comes with a character that kids will recognize when the TV ads show them. Artist Mike Boon created an alphabet out of cereal mascots that you’ll no doubt recognize. Which is your favorite? The set is available as a print or poster. Link  -via Laughing Squid Previously: Mike Boon’s Dr. [...]

The 12 Most Unique Playgrounds in the World

Unless you had crazy parents who locked you up inside all day, all of us have enjoyed the freedom and wonder that make playgrounds magical. But it goes without saying that some playgrounds are far more spectacular and imaginative than others. Here are a few of the coolest playgrounds you’re ever likely to enjoy. Clemyjontri Park, [...]

If Dr. Seuss Played Skyrim

Maybe it’s just me, but I don’t see Dr. Seuss as much of a gamer, even if he were alive today. That being said, a video game based on his art would be epic. But since that still seems unlikely, I guess we’ll have to settle for this delightful take on a Seuss book about Skyrim. [...]

14 Essential Talking Points About The Berenstain Bears

With 300-plus titles in print and more than 260 million books sold, the Berenstain Bears are bound to come up in conversation. Here’s how to steer a predictable discussion about teamwork and manners to one on sex and panda discrimination. 1. Creators Stanley Berenstain and Janice Grant grew up in the same neighborhood in West Philadelphia, [...]

19 Fun Facts About Children’s Books Spotted at the Library

This past week I spent some quality time in the children’s section of my local library. Over on Instagram (we’re @mental_floss), I’ve been sharing photos of books with facts related to them. Since only 1,030 people have joined us over there — way more than the 42 who’d joined us before last weekend, but still [...]

Oh, The Places You’ll Go – Dr. Seuss Large Recycled Shopper Tote

Oh, The Places You’ll Go – Dr. Seuss Large Recycled Shopper Tote – $4.95 Happy Earth Day Everyone! Are you looking for a fun way to be more green? You need the Oh, The Places You’ll Go Dr. Seuss Large Recycled Shopper Tote from the NeatoShop. This great bag is strong and water-resistant. It has woven straps [...]

10 Clever and Creative Crochet Creations

Those in the craft scene know that you can make anything with yarn and crochet hook. The internet has some extremely interesting projects that you’d never associate with yarn crafts -until you see them, that is. Here are ten finished products we’re glad someone thought of. 1. Game of Thrones Characters The House of Stark from the [...]