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The Late Movies: TV Batman Window Cameos

Jerry Lewis was the first guest star to pay Batman and Robin a quick visit. Sammy Davis Jr. was holding dance rehearsal when the crime fighters scaled his wall. I guess no one told Batman that Edward G. Robinson used to be a pretty big villain himself. The late Dick Clark. It was a crime fighter showdown when Batman [...]

How to Memorize a Deck of Cards with Superhuman Speed

In a guest post, two-time USA Memory Champion Ron White tells us how he memorizes a deck of cards. It involves advance preparation in creating a simple yet bizarre mental image for each card placement. It may help you win card games, but it also might be used to create a work of surrealist fiction! [...]

Dead Dinner Guest Disguises

Dead Dinner Guest Disguises – $9.95 Are you looking for a way liven up to your next soiree? You need the Dead Dinner Guest Disguises from the NeatoShop. This great set includes 8 paper masks and 8 ghastly props that your friends will be dying to play with. Be sure to check out the NeatoShop for more [...]

Mario And Princess Peach Aren’t Looking So Good These Days

Artist Amanda Dockery shows us what Mario and Princess Peach would look like if they were preparing to guest star on the TV show The Walking Dead. Now, instead of clearing drains, Mario will be clogging them up with piles of his own rotting flesh, and yet Princess Peach is still the rotten apple of his [...]

Remember That Drink?

This week, mental_floss welcomes guest quizmaster Hillary Buckholtz of the blog I’m Remembering for series of nostalgic Lunchtime Quizzes! Today you are challenged to remember bygone drinks. This coffee drinker scored miserably -only 40%. You will do better! Link

Haunting Images in Half-Silvered Mirrors

If you have a guest room, hang one of these mirrors in it. Don’t explain what it is. Deny that there’s a picture of a child and assert that it’s just a mirror. Thanks to the creative work of Etsy seller Sandy Ervin, you’ll have a good prank in the works. Link -via Boing Boing

Christina Biliouri’s Glassware For The Blind

Imagine the plight of the blind guest at a party of sighted friends. Chatting becomes a challenge when it’s tricky to know where others in the group are standing. One solution: hand out chunky glass swizzle sticks which create a chink loud enough to identify a person’s location. London-based designer Christina Biliouri has used smart technology to [...]

How Winnie Cooper Did on Our Wonder Years Quiz

Danica McKellar played Winnie Cooper on The Wonder Years. Now she writes math books. If she only got 9 of 11 correct on our Wonder Years Guest Star Quiz, it may have been a tad too difficult. Here are some recent quizzes to keep you busy this weekend:

Quiz: The Office Guest Stars

Tonight Will Ferrell makes his debut on The Office. While he might be the most famous guest star, he’s certainly not the first. Ferrell joins a pretty impressive list of actors who’ve entered the fictional universe of Dunder Mifflin. Do you remember which roles the following people played? Take the Quiz: The Office Guest Stars

History of the U.S.: A Chip Off of the Old Potato

In 1853, Saratoga Springs was a fashionable resort destination in upstate New York, providing recuperation and relaxation for rich folks fleeing the filthy, squalid city. Today, however, the Springs are equally famous for being the birthplace of the potato chip, invented by George Crum, a chef employed by the luxurious Moon Lake Lodge. Like many brilliant [...]