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8 Celebrities Arrested for Obscenity (and What It Was They Said or Did)

Freedom of speech? Not if it’s deemed “obscene.” These celebrities found that out the hard way. Though they weren’t all convicted, they did end up fighting costly battles in court and had their names dragged through the mud, though in some cases – looking at you, Hugh Hefner – it only helped their causes. Read [...]

Where Prisoners Can Do Anything They Want, Except Leave

Available: free lodging with frequent bikini parties, drugs, and guns. All you have to do, is get caught smuggling into Venezuela. Welcome to the infamous San Antonio Prison on Margarita Island, where the inmates run the show and prisoners can do anything, except leave: On the outside, the San Antonio prison on Margarita Island looks like any [...]

Puppies Wearing Hats Eating Bacon Sharing Facts (about Hugh Hefner)

Hugh Hefner just celebrated his 85th birthday. We thought about doing Bunnies Wearing Hats to celebrate, but… well, it’s a family blog.

The mental_floss Guide to the NCAAs (The Southwest)

We may not be much help in filling out your bracket. But throughout this week we’re going to bring you a _flossy take on March Madness: one interesting fact about each of the 68 teams in the tournament field. Let’s kick things off with the Southwest region. (1) Kansas began playing basketball in 1898, shortly [...]

When The Sizzle is Worth More Than The Steak

Hugh Hefner and his daughter Christie spent over 50 years building the image of Playboy magazine, which is now up for sale. Iconix Brand Group, a fashion house, has expressed interest in purchasing Playboy Enterprises, but they have no interest in the famous magazine, its storehouse of interviews, or its photo archive of naked women. Competition [...]