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New Year’s Eve Bingo

If you’re going to a party tonight, you’ll want to keep your eyes out for all the possible squares you can cover in this holiday edition of Bingo from Jennifer Lewis at Flavorwire. There are four different cards you can print out and share with your friends. The first one to get too drunk to [...]

Drawn To Facts – No. 001

We’re launching a brand new feature tonight! Drawn To Facts will be published every Sunday night, featuring some of the best up-and-coming illustrators from around the world. Tonight’s illustrated fact comes courtesy of artist Margo Murphy. Let us know what you think in the comments below! Fact:More than 35 lives were lost between 1878 and 1890 [...]

Please Hold My Hair Back Later Tonight Pint Glass

Please Hold My Hair Back Later Tonight Pint Glass - $7.95 Do you tend to become forgetful or unconscious when you drink? You need a glass that can talk for you. You need the Please Hold My Hair Back Later Tonight Pint Glass from the NeatoShop. This way whoever finds you will know your wishes. Be sure [...]

Hey Internet, Whistle Along!

In this performance of “Tonight You Belong to Me,” current Mental Floss cover model John Hodgman and feral mountain man rock star Jonathan Coulton deliver a sweet duet, at one point inviting the listener (ahem, the Internet) to whistle along. Won’t you whistle along with them? See also: coverage of roughly the same thing [...]

20% Off Sale!

Through 11:59 p.m. EST tonight, enjoy 20% off all regularly priced items* in the mental_floss store when you use the code 20BYGEORGE. *Excludes magazine subscriptions, package deals, and clearance items. Take 20% off presidential products like our Constitution T-shirt, presidential bookmarks, and History of the United States book. You can also take 20% off new products, like [...]

Beauty Is Embarrassing Celebrates The World Of Wayne White

(YouTube Link) You might not know the name Wayne White, but you’re bound to have seen the works he has created over the last thirty years or so of his artistic career. From stop motion animation, puppets and set design for PeeWee’s Playhouse, to music videos (Peter Gabriel’s Big Time and Smashing Pumpkins’ Tonight, Tonight) to his [...]

The Late Movies: Guess The Theme 30

Happy, happy, happy Thanksgiving! As always, tonight for the Late Movies, we’re playing GUESS THE THEME. All the songs below have something in common…leave your best guesses in the comments (be specific tonight!). Booker T & The MGs – Green Onions Bread – Everything I Own Salt-N-Pepa – Push It Neutral Milk Hotel – The King of [...]

NOVA: The Fabric of the Cosmos

NOVA’s “The Fabric of the Cosmos” premieres tonight, November 2, at 9pm ET/PT on most PBS stations. Recommended for: families who aren’t quite sure what relativity is, but want to find out. Starting tonight, enjoy the four-hour series The Fabric of the Cosmos, based on physicist Brian Greene’s breakthrough book. I’ve previewed the [...]

Doctors Today

(YouTube link) Being a medical doctor is prestigious, but it’s not easy. Dr. Diego, Dr. Harry, and ZDoggMD sing about their work in this parody of “Tonight Tonight” by Hot Chelle Rae. Read the stories that inspired the song at ZDoggMD. Link

Cakes with Teeth

Welcome to my nightmare tonight, o fanged cake. Hi Fructose showcases the latest work of sculptor Scott Hove, whose new series aptly titled "Your Deadly Desserts" is all about cakes with fangs, tongues and [...]