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Banana Drawings

Artist Stephan Brusche of Rotterdam composes playful drawings on bananas and posts them on Instagram. He calls them “bananastagrams.” I love this giraffe that can reach the highest tree branches. Link | Artist’s Website

Hospital to Perform Live-Tweeted/Instagrammed Surgery

What does a human eardrum look like through the 1977 filter on Instagram? You may get a chance to find out tomorrow. Doctors at the Swedish Medical Center will perform a cochlear impant surgery. They’ll keep you informed of their progress on Twitter and Instagram: As the surgery is being performed, it will be narrated on [...]

Peanut Butter and Jelly Hotdog

It’s so simple that even I could make it! Except that, I gather, you have to Instagram it before eating and I don’t have the Instagram app. Link

Psst, Instagram! Make This, Mmkay?

Antonio De Rosa of ADR Studio has got an interesting idea of how Instagram can spend their billion dollars from Facebook: create a real Instagram camera. Behold, the Instagram Socialmatic Camera!Link – via Wanken

19 Amazing Facts About Stuff We Saw at Toys R Us

Over on Instagram, we’ve been taking pictures of things and offering up slightly amusing facts about them. So far we’ve toured a grocery store and public library. Next up: Toys R Us! For our latest field trip, I dragged along my three-year-old daughter Charlotte. She was paid in coloring books and a Bubble Guppies DVD. This [...]

19 Fun Facts About Children’s Books Spotted at the Library

This past week I spent some quality time in the children’s section of my local library. Over on Instagram (we’re @mental_floss), I’ve been sharing photos of books with facts related to them. Since only 1,030 people have joined us over there — way more than the 42 who’d joined us before last weekend, but still [...]

23 Fun Facts About Things We Saw at the Grocery Store

The other day we set up a mental_floss Instagram account, then went to the grocery store and took some pictures. (We also needed food.) Here are some fun facts about the products we encountered. To appease the dairy lobby and keep butter sales strong, several states used to require margarine to be dyed pink. The USDA [...]