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Mike Myers as Michael Myers

(YouTube link) Another Halloween movie? That’s great, because this time, Mike Myers is playing the role of Michael Myers! Schwing! Groovy, baby! It had to happen sooner or later (I thought it was happening when I heard Mike Myers was doing a movie called So I Married an Axe Murderer) and Screen Junkies made it happen. [...]

Early Movie Character Concept Art

Look what Shrek was originally conceived to look like -before he was altered to more resemble Mike Myers. How different would the movies have been! Screen Crush looked up the early concept art for many of the film characters we know and love, so we can see what might have been. Yoda originally looked like [...]

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 [...]

Horror Film Plush Toys

Horror Film Plush – $11.95 Never have Jason Vorhees, Mike Myers, and Freddy Krueger been more cute and cuddly than in these plush forms! They’re the perfect gifts for your fellow horror film fans and aficionados of unusual plush dolls: Link See also: More fun plush toys from the NeatoShop

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. [...]

Help eradicate hunger, win prizes!

Everyone knows that hunger is a big problem world-wide. But did you know right here in the U.S. we’ve got our own serious problem? That’s why Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore made this video (with the help of non-celebs around the country), and why Mike Myers, Maggie Gyllenhaal, The Edge and a bunch of other [...]