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The Late Movies: Songs About Eagles Coach Andy Reid Getting Fired

I’ve mentioned several times that I’m from Philadelphia and while I’m not a big football fan, it’s awfully hard to miss the most talked-about story of the season: How awful the Eagles have been. For months, the city has been speculating that Coach Andy Reid would be out after 14 years heading the team without [...]

Singing Pistols

Youtube Link I won’t lie to you guys, I am not a huge fan of guns. Not that I mind if other people have them, I just know if I owned one I would be the guy who shot himself in the foot or something of that nature. These guns however, I would not mind owning. [...]

Heisman Trophy Challenge

How much of a college football fan are you, really? This year’s Heisman Trophy winner will be announced this Saturday. Mental_floss is challenging you to recall the other winners of the past thirty years in today’s Lunchtime Quiz. How many of their last names can you rattle off in 6 minutes? If you can name [...]

8 Celebrity Tactics For Responding to Fan Mail

In the days before the Internet, writing a letter to a celebrity and sending it out via snail mail was almost a rite of passage. Nearly everyone did it. As a kid, I wrote letters to my favorite athletes requesting autographs, and was always thrilled—and a little shocked—when I received a response back. But now, celebrities [...]

If Disney Villains Had Won

It seems like fan art is all “Disney, Disney, Disney!” these days, but once in a while a worthy collection of images presents itself, like this series by Justin Turrentine that imagines what the ending of popular Disney movies would have looked like if the villains had won. Cruella gets her spotted coat, Ursula has one [...]

Name That Wrestler

WWE fans surely know the names of their favorite wrestlers. You can learn a lot of them without even being a fan, if you surf pop culture sites as much as I do. But… do you know what their mothers call them? This Lunchtime Quiz at mental_floss will separate the true fans from everyone else. [...]

Our Top 16 Stories of August 2012

In case you weren’t obsessively refreshing mentalfloss.com all month, here’s what you missed: 1. 24 Vintage Photographs of Abraham Lincoln Being Awesome, by Lucas Reilly * 2. 11 Geeky Wedding and Engagement Rings, by Jill Harness * 3. 11 Time Traveler Urban Legends That Pretty Much Debunk Themselves, by Bill DeMain * 4. Why Do Olympians [...]

The Doctor Who Wormhole Lap Blanket

If you’re a fan of Doctor Who then just seeing this TARDIS wormhole blanket will immediately cue  the theme song to start playing in your head. For those talented crocheters who wish to make their own, instructions can be found at the link. Link Via Craftzine

Five Olympians Who Won Fame by Losing

People love to root for the underdog, and we all love a good story. Every once in a while an athlete or a team makes it to the Olympics and fails so spectacularly (often with an interesting backstory) that they become a fan favorite just for participating. Remember the Jamaican bobsled team? Their underdog status endeared [...]