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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 [...]

Absolutely Hilarious Signs, Part 14

“QUANTUM SHOT” #699Link – by Avi Abrams When asking for directions, be prepared to fall off the edge of the Universe These are confusing, weird, bizarre signs and instructions, that are likely to deliver you to Vogons, who will gladly recite to you a poem, or two… Well, regardless, this is all the more material for our [...]

The Smoking Orangutan

You’d think that being in a cage would make it hard to feed a smoking habit, but that’s not the case in Malaysia. Here’s the shocking story of how visitors to the Johor Baru zoo fed Shirley, a 25-year-old orangutan cigarettes, just to watch her smoke: The government-run zoo in in Johor Baru has erected a [...]

Top Quizzes of 2010: Don’t Call Me Shirley (#7)

This week we’re counting down some of the top mental_floss quizzes of 2010. Enjoy! Back in July, Airplane! turned 30. In honor of the big day, we put together a quiz that focuses on the word puns, word play and “oh, my word!” moments that helped turn the film into a classic. Take the Quiz: Don’t Call [...]

All About Anne (of Green Gables)

Last year marked the 100th anniversary of the publication of Anne of Green Gables, Lucy Maude Montgomery’s first book about Anne, the redheaded orphan of Canada’s Prince Edward Island, and her misadventures. But this year, Anne fans are in for a treat. This week, the Anne of Green Gables canon (the Anne-on?) is expanding: Publisher Penguin [...]