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Squirrel Pen

Squirrel Pen – $6.95 (sold individually) Are missing pens making you nutty? Hide your favorite pen in plain sight with the Squirrel Pen from the NeatoShop. This adorable pen is disguised as your favorite tree dwelling rodent.  The Squirrel Pen comes in Orange and Grey. Collect them both today.   Be sure to check out the NeatoShop for [...]

Pet Pal Dog Pen

Pet Pal Dog Pen – $3.95 Are disappearing pens making you barking mad?  Hide your pen in plain sight with the Pet Pal Dog Pen from the NeatoShop. No one will ever suspect that your favorite pen is disguised as a cute Dachshund dog wearing a bell. The Pet Pal Dog Pen comes in: green, fuchsia, orange, [...]

A Globe-Trotting Whiskey Mystery: Update!

Last May we told you about a cool treasure hunt competition that Canadian Club whiskey was putting together to find cases of whiskey hidden around the world between 1967 and 1991 — They hid 25 cases of whiskey in spots around the world, like a jungle in Africa, a hole in Death Valley, a slope [...]

The Late Movies: Red Pandas

A video of a red panda trying to reach a doorknob charmed everyone who saw it this week. Red pandas are possibly the cutest animal on earth. Let’s take a good look at these little balls of fluff. Red Pandas Can’t Jump The little jumping panda’s name is Yuta. He lives in Japan. * The Red Panda Hop Jonathan “Song-A-Day” [...]

Talking Pictures: Glamor Shots

After last week’s Talking Pictures post, featuring plagues of locusts and lightning-struck horses, and the previous week’s, all about death, I figured it was time to lighten things up a bit. So I dug through the archives to find all my favorite shots of sassy broads and glamor girls (and guys) vogue-ing for the camera [...]

Talking Pictures: Times of Trouble

Unemployment, wars, terrorism, natural disasters — times are hard, there’s no question. But times have been harder. We’ve been through worse and bounced back. If nothing else, I hope this week’s Talking Pictures helps, in some small way, to put our own problems in perspective. Courtesy Angelica Paez One of my jobs 20 miles from home I’d go anywhere [...]

Talking Pictures: Love and Marriage

Talking Pictures is a spankin’-new column in which, every week or so, I’ll post an array of fascinating found snapshots that have writing on them, all arranged around a particular theme. I discovered them either in swap meets or flea markets or in the vast collections of snapshot-obsessed friends — most of whom had never [...]

October’s Most Popular Stories (So Far)

In case you weren’t obsessively refreshing mentalfloss.com all month, here’s what you missed: 1. What 10 Classic Books Were Almost Called, by Stacy Conradt * 2. 10 Awesomely Geeky Birthday Cakes, by Jill Harness * 3. Found Snapshots: Hide This Please, by Ransom Riggs * 4. 10 Amazing Costumes for Halloween, by Miss Cellania * 5. 10 Abandoned Psych Wards Photographers Love Sneaking Into, [...]