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11 Game of Thrones Cakes

Last week I noticed that I’d seen more than one awesome cake decorated on the theme of the TV show Game of Thrones. Actually, I could count several, so obviously there were even more such cakes on the internet. Has any other TV show inspired so many bakers to make cakes? Maybe Star Trek, but [...]

15 Memorable mental_floss Moments of 2011

A lot of exciting things happened in the mental_floss universe in 2011. Here are the 15 we could remember. 1. We Helped Solve a Back to the Future Mystery Back in August, we threw out a question for discussion: “Is it ever explained why Marty hangs out with Doc Brown? He’s just in Doc’s house to start [...]

Homemade Absinthe

I can’t vouch for the quality or the safety of this recipe, since I haven’t tried it (and probably never will), but English Russia has a how-post on making your own absinthe. There are a lot of herbs involved. Wormwood: 100 g Fennel (fruit): 50 g Anise: 50 g Mint: 15 g Melissa: 8 g Chamomile: 3 g Cumin: 10 g Angelica: 10 [...]

Missing Snake Found On Subway

Penelope, the snake, spent a month riding the rails. Now her owner is being asked to pay $650 for snake retrieval and clean up. Melissa Moorhouse was riding the subway when her pet boa, Penelope, went missing. Melissa notified the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority and the car was searched. No Penelope! Fast forward one month. A commuter [...]

At the Libraries: More Bookish Tattoos

Every Wednesday, Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books. If there’s something fun going on in your local library, leave us a comment! Wow, you guys really responded to last week’s links about literary tattoos! Reader Melissa sent in some pics of her own. * Someone else sent me this great [...]

PostSecret Interview Follow-Up: Winners of the PostSecret Book

A couple of weeks ago, we posted an interview with Frank Warren of PostSecret, where we asked Neatoramanauts to submit their own questions. Here are the four questions and a comment that were picked – these people will get a free autographed copy of the PostSecret: Confessions on Life, Death, and God: 1. Reflecting upon all [...]

Three Great Music Venues

Bank of America Pavilion The Bank of America Pavilion is a ten thousand seater basketball arena and as well as being able to see sport there you can also get to see any number of mind-blowing bands. They have quite a variety of bands playing this month and next, including Heaven and Hell and the Flaming [...]