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Edward The Owl

Edward The Owl – $47.95 (front and back shown) Are you on the hunt to find the the perfect Halloween costume for your wise little toddler. Feast your eyes on the Edward The Owl costume from the NeatoShop. This adorable plush costume includes hood, body piece, and leggings. It is a real hoot. Edward The Owl Trick [...]

‘Twilight’ Gets the Bad Lip Reading Treatment

If you aren’t familiar with Bad Lip Reading, now is a great time to get current. Movie clips and commercials are dubbed with whatever words seem tomatch the speakers’ mouths. And it’s brilliant. This time, BLR tackles Bella and Edward’s super-complicated romance, and as Buzzfeed rightfully notes, “it’s still a better love story than Twilight.” Link [...]

French Demand Compensation for the Execution of the Last Plantagenet King of England

The House of Plantagenet ruled England, among other lands, from 1154 through 1485.  In 1499, Edward Plantagenet was beheaded in the Tower of London, bringing his line to an end. The French city of Angers, the ancesteral home of the Planganets, is still peeved over the affair. It wants compensation from the current occupant of [...]

9 Baffling Movie Merchandise Tie-Ins

Every summer, movie season collides with merchandising mania to create a perfect storm of licensed nonsense. We, the human race, have proven to Hollywood time and time again that we will empty our pockets for anything with our favorite movie logo hastily slapped on it. But at least most of that junk allows us to [...]

15 Dad Facts for Father’s Day

A few years ago, we asked some of our favorite mental_floss writers to send us their favorite dad-related facts and stories for our newsletter. Here are 15 you can use around the grill today. 1. Halsey Taylor invented the drinking fountain as a tribute to his father, who succumbed to typhoid fever after drinking from a [...]

How Did King Edward VIII Meet Wallis Simpson?

© Bettmann/CORBIS In the 1930s, how would a middle-class Baltimore divorcee become romantically involved with the man who would be King of England? It always comes down to who you know. And Wallis Simpson knew how to climb the social ladder very effectively. She started at a young age. While at school, she befriended a member [...]

The Best Tattoo Cover Up Ever

A reader of Geekologie sent in this great story of how a terrible Edward tattoo obtained during a bet eventually became an awesome Rufio tattoo in what is arguably the greatest tattoo portrait cover up ever. “OK, so this guy I used to know recently made a deal with his friend that they would choose each [...]

The Underappreciated Genius of Stan Winston

Movie producers and directors have vision. Art directors and designers have ideas. And then there are people who are charged with getting these things done behind the scenes, on time and under budget. Special effects master Stan Winston is one who figures out how to make the ideas work, such as Edward cutting shrubs with [...]

The Origins of 11 Big Box Stores

Saturday may be for small businesses, but Black Friday is all about the big box stores. Here’s a look at the origins of 11 big stores that are probably promising big savings (and long lines) this weekend. 1. Best Buy © Best Buy/St. Paul Business Journal, Michael Maloney/San Francisco Chronicle/Corbis Richard Schulze opened his first Sound of Music [...]

Llama Art

I’m lovin’ these clever llama illustrations by deviantART user gotbob. The Edward llama is positively sparkling! Check out more at the artist’s page: Link | More llamas from gotbob – via Geektress