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Feed My Frankenweenie

Just in time for Halloween, Frankenweenie is hitting theaters today, giving viewers a chance to enjoy all the campiness of black-and-white classic horror films while still offering them something delightfully new and unique. In honor of the movie’s release, here are some things you should know about the development and creation of Tim Burton’s newest [...]

The Late Movies: Olympic Humor

By now, you’ve seen the opening ceremonies of the 2012 London Olympics. In between events this weekend, you can decompress with some funny views of the games, old and new. Silly Olimpiad Monty Python’s take on the whole thing. * Olympic Vermin Even London’s urban wildlife is getting into the Olympic spirit! * Kurt Angle’s Comeback Olympic gold medalist Kurt Angle vows to [...]

Top Quizzes of 2010: Are They Canadian? (#24)

This week we’ll be counting down some of the top mental_floss quizzes of 2010. Enjoy! You probably know that Michael J. Fox, Jim Carrey and Dan Aykroyd all hail from the Great White North. And John Candy, Phil Hartman, Rick Moranis, Mike Myers and Martin Short. Oh, and Celine Dion and all those hockey players, too. [...]

R2-D2, GOB Bluth & Other Fictional Folks Who Stopped by Sesame Street

Hundreds of celebrities have appeared as themselves on Sesame Street, but plenty of popular fictional characters have made cameos as well. Here are some of our favorites, from R2-D2 to GOB Bluth (well, kind of). 1. C-3PO & R2-D2 Back in 1980, Big Bird saw a flying saucer touch down, but none of the adults believed him. [...]