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5-Person Assembling Voltron Costume

Crazy Ray did more than build a Voltron costume. He did more than build costumes for the five lion mechas. He built five lion mecha costumes that can be assembled into one costume for Voltron, Defender of the Far Universe. Still no Blazing Sword, though. That’ll have to wait until next Halloween. Link

The Scariest Psycho Biddies in Cinema

To celebrate the release of the 1962 film What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? on Blu-Ray, and of course, the horror film season leading up to Halloween, Flavorwire composed a list of the scariest crazy old women in movie history. Actresses can make these characters pretty scary, but add to that our unresolved conflicts with [...]

How 13 Classic Video Games Got Their Names

Here are the stories of how famous video games got their names, and what they were almost called. 1. Pac-Man It’s not easy to create a game based solely on the concept of eating. But Namco employee Tōru Iwatani did just that in 1980 by taking the idea of a pizza with a slice missing, and then [...]

Facts About Every Student From the 30th Story of Wayside School

Louis Sachar’s Sideways Stories From Wayside School series is still a favorite of elementary-age kids, 34 years after the first book hit the shelves. Each of the three books features 30 chapters — one for each floor of the Wayside School building — and each chapter (usually) features one student. Here are a few facts [...]

“Come On Eileen” is 30 Years Old

In today’s “feel old again” news, the classic song “Come On Eileen” by Dexy’s Midnight Runners turned 30 this week. The original single was released on June 26, 1982. The song begins with these lines: Poor old Johnnie Ray Sounded sad upon the radio Moved a million hearts in mono Our mothers cried, sang along Who would blame [...]

5 Questions: …Or You Can Call Me ‘Ray’

Tuesday’s mentalfloss.com 5 Questions quiz: …Or You Can Call Me ‘Ray’

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 [...]

The Missing Links: Stingray Sneakers

Con: These Shoes Cost $1,800. Pro: I Bet They’re Waterproof They are, after all, made out of stingrays. * Pop Culture Might Be Repeating Itself. Pop Culture Might Be Repeating Itself. These 15 supercuts prove that pop culture might be repeating itself. * I’ll Be Right Here… On Blu-Ray Score one for the movie purists who hate the George Lucas-esque way Steven [...]

16-year-old solves Newton maths riddle

Shouryya Ray has become the first person to solve a problem posed by Newton over 300 years ago. The German teenager succeeded in working out the exact…

Inside the Eames House

Designers Charles and Ray Eames built a beautiful house in Los Angeles. They moved in on Christmas Eve 1949, and lived there for the rest of their lives. They called it Case Study House No. 8 (it was one of many “Case Study” houses designed by prominent architects and designers), but it’s better [...]