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What Do Olympians Eat? 5 Crazy Training Diets

Back in 2008, during the Beijing Olympics, we were regaled with stories about the monstrous 12,000 calorie daily diet that American swimming sensation Michael Phelps consumed while gearing up for the Games. Alas, Phelps revealed last month his diet has never been that gargantuan. “I never ate that much,” he said. “It’s all a myth. [...]

19 Outstanding Words You Should Be Working Into Conversation

There are some of our favorite words that appeared in mental_floss stories in 2011. Some are foreign words. Others come from medical dictionaries. And there’s a surprising amount of hobo slang. Have fun working these into conversation this holiday season! Gene Lee / 1. Kummerspeck (German): Excess weight gained from emotional overeating. Literally, grief bacon. 2. [...]

Halloween Dilemma: Should Parents Let Boy Dress as a Princess?

If a girl wants to dress like a boy this Halloween, that seems like a good lesson in busting gender stereotypes learned. But what if your boy wants to dress up as a princess? That’s [...]

The Late Movies: Two Minute Movie Marathon!

The fine folks at Everything is Terrible have made the hilarious enshortening of crappy movies into an art form. There’s gold to be mined from obscure 80s action flicks, for instance, but who wants to waste hours sitting through dozens of just kind of terrible scenes to get to the really terrible ones? Now you [...]

Weird Vintage Ads (Outrageous!)

“QUANTUM SHOT” #680Link – by Avi Abrams You are a bigoted, chauvinist pig!.. oh wait, this ad is from 1950 Disclaimer: Please note that the views and opinions expressed in these vintage advertisements do not represent those of Dark Roasted Blend, our editors and writers. We have nothing to do with it. We can only stare at [...]

Martini Designed to Taste Like a Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Nothing hits the spot quite like a grilled cheese sandwich with a bowl of tomato soup. But it’s been hard to get sloshed on this combination…until now. Clive’s, a bar in Victoria, British Columbia, offers a cocktail called a “Cold Night In” that blends these flavors with alcohol. Here’s how bartender Shawn Sole makes one: Soole [...]

At the Libraries: Checking Out Humans

Every week, Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books. If there’s something fun going on in your local library, leave us a comment! Sure, all the libraries have books, but wouldn’t it be cool if you could check out actual humans, and find out what it’s like to be [...]

The Late Movies: It Gets Better

Just a few weeks ago, writer Dan Savage started the “It Gets Better” Project with this video. The video was a response to a series of gay teens committing suicide across the nation; Savage finally decided to do something about it. On September 23, he wrote this: Billy Lucas was just 15 when he hanged himself [...]