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11 Long Celebrity Marriages That Ended in Divorce

When some celebrity couples divorce, it’s not at all surprising (here’s looking at you, Kim and Kris). But when couples like Rhea Perlman and Danny DeVito announce they’re divorcing after 30 years of marriage, it comes as a true shock. We really thought those crazy kids—and many of the couples on this list—would make it! 1. [...]

Gangnam Style is Actually Subversive

We’ve told you about the South Korean viral hit Gangnam Style by K-Pop musician Park Jae-Sang. The song with the silly "let’s ride an invisible horse" dance move actually belies a subversive message. Max Fisher [...]

Meshworm: The Indestructible Worm Robot

[YouTube] It’s not enough that "Meshworm", a new robot developed at MIT, Harvard University and Seoul National University, looks like a crawling worm, it’s also nigh indestructible as it can survive being bludgeoned [...]

Stabilized Like a Segway, This Motorcycle Won’t Tip Over

Daniel Kim is nothing if not ambitious. His goal is to revolutionize personal transportation by combining the best elements of a car and a motorcycle. The result of his work is the prototype C1–an enclosed motorcycle that uses gyroscopic stabilizers to remain upright: Cars, by Kim’s reckoning, are most often a waste of space and, for [...]

Ten Tetris Treats

Some people play with their food, while others make a game out of cooking -literally! Tetris is great for all kinds of food preparation because it’s simple, recognizable, colorful, popular, and fun. Some of these you can try out yourself! 1. Block Cookies A batch of colorful cookies were made from dough shaped into Tetris blocks before [...]

Man Beat Noisy 10-Year Old Moviegoer

Fed up with a bunch of noisy moviegoers sitting behind him during a showing of Titanic 3D, a Washington man decided to take matters into his own hands: he stepped over the seat and [...]

The Late Movies: The Pixies’ “Doolittle” Turns 23 Today

Today marks the 23rd anniversary of the release of Doolittle, a landmark album by the Pixies that influenced boatloads of musicians in the ensuing years (though most musicians I know pretend they liked Surfer Rosa better). Last year, in a roundup of Pixies covers, I wrote: “The Pixies have had a special place in my [...]

Tea Bag Cookies

Kim of Party Frosting made these adorable cookies when she saw wooden tea bag toys. It occurred to her that she could make a tastier alternative out of shortbread. With a touch of chocolate frosting, they really do look like tea bags. Link -via Tasteologie

Kim Jong Il, the Director He Kidnapped, and the Awful Godzilla Film They Made Together

Late Sunday, the Associated Press reported that North Korean leader Kim Jong Il has died of heart failure. He was 69. The following story about the former dictator originally appeared in mental_floss magazine back in 2006. © kcna/Xinhua Press/Corbis by Jessica Royer Ocken When your work hits a wall, it’s natural to seek new inspiration. The less natural [...]

11 Broadway Musicals Featuring Characters in the U.S. Military

Not only have the men and women of the United States Armed Forces served their country, they have also served as inspiration for the Great White Way. 1. Carmelina (1979) This was the story of a single mother who told everyone in her small Italian town that the father of her teenage daughter was an American soldier [...]