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Make Your Own Hostess Cupcake Pancakes

Now that you can’t get your Ding Dongs, Twinkies or Ho Hos at the store, it’s a fitting time to enjoy a tasty tribute to Hostess cupcakes with these delicious chocolate cupcakes complete with their trademark swirl. Link

The Missing Links: Ketchup Goes Kaboom

The Man That Cues the Laughter Wally Feresten has been holding up cue cards for cast members and nervous guest hosts on Saturday Night Live for 22 years. * Bullfighting: In Pictures No matter if you’re of the opinion that bullfighting is barbaric or a beautiful art form, these startling pictures will probably solidify that opinion. Be [...]

5 Questions: Hi-Ho Silver

Hey there, Lone Ranger! Thursday’s mentalfloss.com 5 Questions quiz is: Hi-Ho Silver

Beneath Your Feet

For this striking work, Korean artist Do-Ho Suh placed thousands of tiny human figures below a sheet of glass. They support the weight of visitors who walk through the Lehmann Maupin Gallery in New York City. This exhibit will be on display through February 11. Link | Gallery Website | Photo: Lehmann Maupin Gallery Previously by This [...]

55 Two-Letter Combinations That Actually Count in ‘Words With Friends’

“THAT’s a word?” If you play Words With Friends and are frequently demoralized by opponents scoring very big points using very small words, this list will help you up your game. If you don’t play Words With Friends, perhaps you can work these into conversation. Aa – Noun of Hawaiian origin describing volcanic rock consisting of angular [...]

The Late Movies: Betty Boop

Eighty-one years ago today, Betty Boop made her debut on the big screen. Known as one of the first animated sex symbols, Boop cartoons became popular for being shown before full-length films in theaters during the 1930s. Here, we’ve rounded up clips of some of her most memorable (and, um, least offensive) performances to celebrate [...]

17 Facts You Might Not Know about Bonanza

In 431 episodes spanning from 1959 to 1973, the Cartwrights of the Nevada Territory’s Ponderosa became a fixture of American life. Let’s take a look at some facts that you might not know about Bonanza. 1. The historic Virginia City was the center of the famed 1859 silver strike known as the Comstock Lode. It promptly [...]

Tea with Stephen Fry and Lady Gaga

In what seems a bit like a modernist reenactment of the Mad Hatter’s tea party, the venerable Stephen Fry sat down with Lady Gaga for tea and an interview for FT Magazine. It’s a weird pairing, no doubt, but how can anyone sitting next to a woman in a horned headdress not seem weird? Fry [...]

Fat Ho Burgers

Entrepreneurial spirit? Got it in spades. Retail location ? Check. Burger so good it’s called the Supa Dupa with Cheese? Yep. What’s left? How about a name that’s either crazy or so crazy it’s genius (especially since it got ‘em a lot of free publicity). Here’s the Fat Ho Burgers in Waco, Texas: 23-year-old Waco, Texas [...]

Muppet Letters

Shaun Usher at Letters of Note posted a collection of letters from Muppets. Actually, the letters are from Caroll Spinney (who does Big Bird), Jim Henson, and the Swedish Chef (penned by Henson). Ho Komissionooster Sjolund! Sveern hund der meenskroo skort herg dah smorgasbord bord bord. Gloo das click click ein mein filmikin den Washington fom des Fancy [...]