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Santa Solo Frozen in Carbonite

“I will not give up my favorite Christmas cupcake. I like Solo where he is.” Nonetheless, I think that the mightly Jabba will soon gobble up Heather Creegan’s funny cupcakes. Link

It’s Really Loud With the Shop Vac On

It’s Saturday. It’s hot in my workshop. Let’s enjoy an upbeat tune with a jaw-droppingly good fan video. Trust me on both counts, this will make your day: Okay, you may ask what this is. It’s kinetic typography (“moving text”) made by Jarrett Heather. The song is “Shop Vac” by Jonathan [...]

11 Amazing Reader-Submitted Air Travel Facts

Last month, while Jason was flying home from Chicago, he asked readers to submit their most amazing facts related to air travel. We’ve combed through the submissions, fact-checked our favorites, and picked 11 winners. The winners will be contacted via e-mail so they can receive the mental_floss T-shirts of their choice. And the winners are… Amy Gardner McNeal: Seventy-five [...]

Kitten Rescued from Inside Wall

Heather Dopp of Miami Beach knew a mother cat had kittens on the roof, but when she began hearing meows a bit closer, she called a friend to help find him. Heather thought the meows were coming from the roof top, but soon after discovered the cries were closer than she thought. “I’ve heard the mother [...]

Battlestar Galactica Wedding Photo

During their wedding reception, Justin and Heather Hartley arranged guests in the poses of a Battlestar Galatica promotional picture. The BSG photo was in imitation of Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper. That’s kind of a dark tone for a wedding, but let’s work with it. Link -via blastr

Ten More Odd 2011 Calendars

Earlier this week we showed you Ten Odd and Awesome 2011 Calendars, but that wasn’t enough. The variety of calendars available for 2011 is such that ten more are warranted. Happy shopping! 1. Nuns Having Fun The Nuns Having Fun calendar was first published for 2004 and proved to be a big hit. You might even say [...]

10 Stars Who Appeared on Saved by the Bell

While the main cast of Saved by the Bell had varied success in their post-Bayside lives, many of the show’s guests star went on to achieve Hollywood success. Here’s 10 appearances by now-notable performers. 1. Christine Taylor The former fake Marcia Brady and current Mrs. Ben Stiller appeared in a 1991 episode of the series (titled “S.A.T.s”) [...]

The Early Game Show Appearances of 10 Future Stars

1. Mel Harris In 1979 future thirtysomething star Mary Ellen Harris (her real name, as we found out) competed on the $20,000 Pyramid. She gave her occupation as a “professional dog trainer,” a resume bullet point that seems to be missing from all her official biographies. Mel was a fierce competitor, but she missed the big [...]

Longcat Fleece Scarf

Longcat is long, and warm, too because he’s a scarf made of fleece, felt, and polyfil. Also available in Tacgnol style (black). This internet meme is brought to you by artist Heather Dugger. Link -via The Daily What

Lo! The Internet Turns 40

UCLA’s Leonard Kleinrock remembers sending the first message over the Internet 40 years ago this week; the first word sent host-to-host was supposed to be “login,” but the receiving computer crashed after the first two letters. So the Internet’s first word was “Lo!” Soon came the first denial of service, and the first spammer. In honor [...]