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Caution: Road is Slippery When Covered with Mucus

When it’s very snotty outside, you  may prefer to stay in. But if you have to drive to work, scrape the mucus off your windshield and start driving. Tulsa, Oklahoma’s Fox 23 news team has some other useful suggestions. Link -via Jalopnik

The Only Mother and Son to Each Have #1 Records

Neatorama presents a guest post from actor, comedian, and voiceover artist Eddie Deezen. Visit Eddie at his website. In November of 1966, The Monkees’ first single “Last Train to Clarksville” went to number one on the charts, two months (to the day) after The Monkees TV series premiered. The Partridge Family, a TV series semi-similar to [...]

Unique Sculptural Scenes Crafted From The Pages Of Books

We’ve seen other works of literary art, like the carved book works of Guy Laramee and the mystery book sculptures left in libraries across Scotland, but this series of literary sculptures by Oklahoma based artist Kelly Campbell Berry have a lot more character than the competition! Each sculpted book depicts characters from classic literary works coming [...]

6 Students Who Lost Their Diplomas Over Controversial Graduation Speeches

While some of these students were eventually awarded their diplomas, the content of their speeches was deemed too hot for commencement. 1. Kaitlin Nootbaar NBC NewsWire This week the internet is abuzz with the story of a graduating Oklahoma student who was denied her high school diploma, thanks to a slip of the tongue during her valedictory address. [...]

How Hot Is It?

It’s so hot, the streetlights are melting in Stillwater, Oklahoma. The forecast for the city today calls for a high of 114 degrees. Link (Image credit: KFOR-TV)

11 Country Stars and Their Cookbooks

1. Kitty Wells Country Kitchen Cookbook by Kitty Wells (1964) The Queen of Country Music published three volumes of cookery over thirty years. In addition to down-home delights like 7-Up Poundcake (which contains a full can of the soda), she also offered Tex-Mex and Hawaiian recipes. 2. Cooking With Kenny Rogers by Kenny Rogers (1987) Rogers was a [...]

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 [...]

On Sticking Your Arm Into an Underwater Cavern and Hoping a Catfish Bites You

Jessica Rinaldi/Reuters/Landov Lincoln Sadler eyes one of his favorite fishing spots, Great Rock, from a distance but times his approach around an oncoming boat so as not to reveal the rock’s secret location. He has already hiked two-miles in the boiling heat of an August North Carolina day followed by two miles of swimming and wading [...]

23 Bizarre Things Ceremonially Dropped on New Year’s Eve

Don’t live anywhere near New York City, but still desperate to see something – anything – drop during a countdown to 2012 on New Year’s Eve? We can help. (Well, we can help some of you. You might have to go on a road trip.) Check out these places that have put their own twists on [...]

How to Sneak a Cobra Past Customs

It’s time to unlock your body’s full potential. 1. Friends in High Places In 2003, a 28-year-old Swedish man named Johan Adolfsson took a nine-hour flight from Thailand to Australia with eight extremely lethal snakes -four king cobras and four emerald tree boas- strapped to his inner thighs. His plan to cash in on the $3,500 booty [...]