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The Missing Links: Rules for Running With the Bulls

The Running Bulls Rules The first rule of running with bulls is probably, ummmm, don’t. Second rule is that if you’re going to do it anyway, be really prepared. This video will help get you there. * Fancy Dining Tip: Don’t Insult the Chef By Calling His Food “Whale Puke” When It’s Clearly “Whale Feces” Eat up everyone, there’s [...]

12 Ways You Can Support Charities Without Donating Money

Regular readers might remember our post about helping penguins victimized by the Tauranga oil spill in New Zealand by knitting tiny sweaters. While we had a lot of interest in the article and the cause, it was only up a short time before a representative from the charity commented that they had received enough sweaters [...]

Save the Date: 11.11.11

We’ve been planning something special for Friday, November 11. Because it’s 11-11-11, we’ll be running 24 ’11 lists’ eleven minutes after every hour starting at 12:11am. For flossers who’ve complained we don’t post enough, this is for you. (For flossers who’ve complained we post too much already, I apologize in advance.) Get excited.

A Few Tech Tidbits

Here are a few cool tech tidbits I recently discovered and wanted to share with my _flossers. 1. Gmail Knows All The other day I was sending someone an e-mail with an attachment. As you see in the screen grab, I wrote the words “I’m attaching…” in the e-mail. Google now scans your e-mail for such keywords [...]

Coming to You Live from the D23 Expo!

You guys may have noticed that I have written a few Disney posts in the past, so it may not be too surprising that I’m headed to the D23 Expo in Anaheim this weekend. D23, in case you’re not a diehard, is the Disney-sanctioned fan community. D = Disney and 23 = 1923, the year [...]

Give Me an A! Grade Inflation at U.S. Colleges

I’ve got some bad news for you. All those A’s and B’s you received in college that made your parents so proud and boosted your self-esteem? Well—they were bogus (sort of). A new Economix blog post by Catherine Rampell of the New York Times discusses a recent study on grade inflation at U.S. colleges since [...]

The Late Movies: Guess the Theme XII

Welcome, _flossers, to the game that is sweeping that nation! I know that tales of our Late Movies awesomeness would have easily made the lede of every major news organization this week if it wasn’t for the combination of the NBA lockout and Casey Anthony verdict plus a flailing economy, skyrocketing fuel costs and the [...]

5 Questions: “Git” Outta Here!

A part of mentalfloss.com since way back in 2002, the multiple-choice 5 Questions quiz is the quickest and best way for flossers to kick off every weekday morning. Today’s quintet of queries: “Git” Outta Here

Fresh Perspectives: Libya

Ever wonder what The Colbert Report might look like with children panelists? Look no further _flossers!

Do You Anger Bookstore Employees?

Do you buy or sell books at your local used bookstore? If so, you might not know it, but the clerks might secretly hate you. That’s not to say employees at these establishments are grouchy or miserable, it’s just that there are a lot of things people don’t understand about used bookstore procedures and etiquette. [...]