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11 Tips for Growing the World’s Longest Mustache

Image credit: Guinness World Records While an everyday ‘stache might gain you a cult following or a cameo on Reno 911, a truly magnificent mustache could catapult you into the Guinness Book of World Records. Here are eleven tips to help you grow the world’s longest mustache, including tricks from the current record holder himself. [...]

The Missing Links: TV & Food

Today’s edition of The Missing Links contains TV and food. And that’s pretty much it. Because who doesn’t like those? Gone Too Soon: TV Character Edition Try not to tear up as you read through the 30 Saddest Television Deaths. And since people hate spoilers, I will tell you not to read this if you’re halfway through any [...]

From Pennies to Chocolate: 11 Examples of Creative Flooring

1. Pennies Photo from NotCot.com If you’re like most people, you probably have cans and jars full of unused pennies. If you have, say, 480,000 or so, then why not do what the Standard Hotel in New York City did with them in their restaurant? Make a copper floor. 2. Wooden Type Photo by Flickr user Kris Arnold (wka) The [...]

Dr. Ruth’s Game of Good Sex and Other Absurd Celebrity Video Games

Making a good video game is incredibly difficult. It requires loads of talent, creativity, hard work and time. In contrast, making a bad video game is rather easy. Hand the task off to an intern or, barring that, a hyper 6-year-old, then kick back, drink a half rack of Hamm’s and watch Gossip Girl. Selling that [...]

Ruptured Mustard Packet Throw Pillow

Ew, you spilled it all over the couch! Etsy seller diffractionfiber made this throw pillow and felt spill mark. She was inspired by Chicagoans’ affinity for the condiment: One of the first life lessons I learned after moving to Chicago was that it was blasphemous to use ketchup on your hot dog. “Real” Chicagoans use Mustard [...]

Woody’s Winner: Week 11′s Thu. game

NFL WEEK ELEVEN (Thursday) As predicted, the Falcons knocked off the Ravens in the premiere 2010 episode of Thursday Night Football. Another interesting matchup occurs tonight, so read below as Woody works the levers on Leonard Post-Toastie’s old Smart Pill Machine and names the winner. Chicago (6-3) @ Miami (5-4) Both the Bears and Dolphins won at home [...]

Woody’s Winners: NFL Week 7

NFL WEEK SEVEN: Week 6 brought a bit of normality back to the NFL, with fewer head-scratchers than in weeks past. I won 9 of 14 picks, and three of my losses were upsets that didn’t quite happen (including 3-point losses for Washington and Dallas). Still, things are weird in the standings: In the NFC, every [...]

Attention: Chicago Flossers!

People of Chicago: We’re going to be in the Windy City on November 20th and 21st, and we’re planning on throwing a mental_floss Trivia Show while we’re there. We’re also thinking about donating any proceeds to a local charity (it is the weekend before Thanksgiving after all!). If you’re in the Chi-town area and are interested [...]

Woody’s Winners, NFL Week 2

NFL WEEK TWO: For those who missed last week’s column, Woody’s Winners is written with highest respect in the style of the most entertaining football prognosticator of my youth, Leonard Postero, host of Leonard’s Losers. I went a respectable 8-5 through last Sunday afternoon’s games, but then fell apart to lose all three night games on [...]

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Nick the Greek

Are you worried about putting up a five-spot to play in your office’s NFL picks pool this weekend? Does the idea of putting down $10 on a blackjack hand make you queasy? We’re not sure these anecdotes will make you feel any better, but if you don’t want to play games of chance yourself, here [...]