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Meet Larry, the Vomiting Robot

If you’ve never had a personal encounter with the norovirus, consider yourself lucky. The virus, which causes severe diarrhea and vomiting in human, is extremely contagious. It gained regained its notoriety in several well-publicized [...]

A Few Facts About Larry Hagman

Neatorama presents a guest post from actor, comedian, and voiceover artist Eddie Deezen. Visit Eddie at his website. TV fans the world over mourned the passing of Larry Hagman, who succumbed after a long, hard-fought battle against cancer on Friday, November 23rd. Rarely does an actor get to create an iconic role in his or her [...]

Who’s on the Left? (part two)

If you enjoyed trying the mental_floss quiz Who’s on the Left? then you’ll want to try out ten more famous pairs. You know the names, you know the faces, but are you sure you know which one is which? I didn’t -I only got four correct! I still don’t know who Ed and Larry are. [...]

Borg Floppy Disk Drives and Other Facts You Might Not Know about Star Trek: The Next Generation

18 years after the original Star Trek went off the air, Gene Roddenberry brought his creation back to television. Fans feared that the effort was doomed to failure, but instead the series was a stunning success. It lasted seven seasons and spawned three more Trek series. You know the story of the beginnings of Star Trek: [...]

The Three Stooges’ 15 Greatest Sports Moments

The Three Stooges wore a lot of hats in their many short films, including athletes of various sports. Each one was an opportunity for chaos! With Leather recommends the greatest scenes of Moe, Larry, and Curly (or Shemp) in football, golf, boxing, horse racing, bull fighting, wrestling, and more. Easily the most entertaining entry in [...]

The Late Movies: Larry David Turns 65

It’s pretty remarkable that today is Larry David’s 65th birthday, because he’s been acting like a cranky senior citizen for decades. You’ve likely seen him on Curb Your Enthusiasm or heard him as George Steinbrenner on Seinfeld, so let’s skip those and take a look at some of the lesser seen moments of the undisputed [...]

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 [...]

From King’s Quest to Leisure Suit Larry: A Brief History of Sierra On-Line

If you had a home computer in the 1980s, you probably played at least one adventure game from Sierra On-Line. Here’s a brief history of the company – and the games – that helped define a generation of computer geeks. Hi-Res Adventures In 1979, Roberta Williams’ husband, Ken, a programmer, bought an Apple II. When [...]

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 [...]

Incredible Words with Friends Stories

Love Zynga’s hit app game Words with Friends? You’ll love these 7 incredible stories brought about by the addictive word game over at our pal Oddee. For example: Can you spell L-U-C-K-Y? [...]