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Eight Amazing Garage Sale Finds

I made $8 at my mom’s garage sale last weekend. That wasn’t a typo – I only made eight dollars, which put me in the hole about $79 when you factor in the speeding ticket I got on the way to her house. Suffice it to say, I wish my luck ran more like that [...]

Blood test to reveal how fast you age

A test able to help estimate how long you have left to live will go on sale in the UK later this year. The test works by measuring the length of your …


German artist Susanne Karg makes awesome little felted caves for cats to snuggle up in. Some are for sale through Etsy. See more pictures at A Polar Bear’s Tale. Link -via TYWKIWDBI

Urine-free Charity Auction

Here’s a tale of an eBay sale that grew and grew. British diver D.H. Morgan posted a wetsuit for sale. In his colorful description, he emphasized that the suit had never been peed in -and posted a picture of a bear at a urinal to somehow drive that point home. The bear picture made the [...]

Introducing the Asymptotic High Fives T-Shirt!

The asymptotic high five is the closest thing we at mental_floss have to a secret handshake. Choreographed by Senior Editor Jenny Drapkin, it’s fun and nerdy and allows us to greet each other when we’re sick. And now it’s on a t-shirt! Now that the secret is out, there are three ways you can support the [...]

The World’s Largest Toy Collection Is For Sale

The world’s most comprehensive collection of American and European toys and trains is currently for sale through Sotheby’s and this is the first time it has been shown to the public. The owner, Jerry Greene, the son of a toy train dealer, has been compiling the rare toys for fifty years. This is the largest collection [...]

Hedgehog Mittens

So, do you want to throw snowballs, or are you just going to look at those cute little hedgehogs on your hands? These hedgehog mittens aren’t for sale, but you can get a kit to knit them yourself! Link -via Laughing Squid

10 Cute and Creepy Crochet Creations

People all over the web are making amazing things with one hook and some yarn. If your idea of crochet is the afghan throw your great aunt made years ago, you are in for a treat! Amigurumi is the art of knitting or crocheting small stuffed characters of all kinds -and there is a vast [...]

The Wicked Bible: Adultery is OK! (Murder still frowned upon)

Looking for a Bible that’s a little more lenient? For $90,000, the Wicked Bible (AKA the Adulterous Bible and the Sinners’ Bible) could yours. In 1631, the royal printers Robert Barker and Martin Lucas printed about 1,000 copies of the King James Bible, which included an interesting take on the Ten Commandments: Yep. Thou shalt commit [...]