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Uncle Drew Chapter 2

In the first chapter of Uncle Drew, Pepsi Max teamed up with NBA star Kyrie Irving to play a little prank on people. Now, they are back for Chapter 2. In the first installment they dressed him up as an old man named Uncle Drew and brought him to a pickup game. The film crew explained [...]

Nancy Drew or the Hardy Boys?

Mystery novels starring the Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew have been around for over 80 years, and there are so many of them that it might be hard to tell them apart. If you love solving mysteries, you’ve probably read a lot of both series. In today’s Lunchtime Quiz at mental_floss, you’ll be given a [...]

Ronald Reagan and Drew Barrymore Recruiting Future Astronauts in 1984

President Reagan with Drew Barrymore at a ceremony launching the Young Astronauts program on the South Lawn. (10/17/1984) From Jack Anderson’s column the following week: “Then Drew Barrymore, child star of the movie ET, came up to him, smiled sweetly and said, ‘Mr. President, meeting you has made my day.’ Reagan, smiling back, said that meeting the [...]

The Quick 10: Pansy O’Hara and the Near-Names of 10 Other Characters

We’ve talked about alternate universe book titles for the past couple of days, but sometimes it’s just the characters who have undergone name changes (and in some cases, sex changes). Here are 10 of them! 1. Scarlett O’Hara was almost named Pansy. In fact, the iconic character didn’t receive her iconic name until just before the [...]