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11 Gay Book Characters Turned Straight for the Movie Version

Brian Abrams

When characters are gay or lesbian - or have had some significant same-sex experiences - screenwriters sometimes sidestep those facets of their stories entirely when it comes to the big screen.

12 Mind Blowing Number Systems From Other Languages

Arika Okrent

Today is a big day for lovers of the number 12, and no one loves 12s more than the members of the Dozenal Society.

The Missing Links: 12 Links You're Just Gonna Have to Trust

Colin Patrick

1. There’s This One * 2. This One * 3. Of Course There’s Always This

12 Toys From The 1980s That Didn't Take Off

Mark Bellomo

Many people of a certain age look back at the 1980s as the golden age of toys. But some action figures just didn't resonate—at least back then.

12 Things You'll Learn from Our Newest Book

Sandy and Kara

Is budgeting your holiday spending a tricky proposition? Look no further.

12 Enjoyable Names for Relatively Common Things

Amanda Green

Fancy yourself a logophile ... and didn't have to look up "logophile"? See if you know these 12 words for common things.

12 Essential American Cartoons

Dave Gonzales

American cartooning began well before 1937, the year Walt Disney’s full-length animated feature Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs debuted to astonished audiences.

Brain Game: Make It So

Today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Wednesday Wordplay challenge references a fascinating list you can browse once you see the answer.

12 Fascinating Moments in Winter Clothing History

Melissa Berlant

From cloaks banned by Augustus Caesar to dog-toting hand muffs, here are some of the more interesting moments in the history of winter wear.

12 Geeky Handmade Christmas Ornaments

Jill Harness

Looking to geek up your Christmas tree this year? Then maybe you should try making or buying one of these great one-of-a-kind, handmade ornaments. 1. Gotta Catch 'Em

12 Wacky and Sometimes Dangerous Patents for the Holiday Season

Erin McCarthy

When you're getting ready to deck your halls this year, consider these holiday and winter gadgets that were patented through the years. 1. Patent No. USD477546, "Cactus Christmas

Morning Cup of Links: 12 Links for 12-12-12

Miss Cellania

How To Forecast Holiday Snow.

William Shakespeare's 12 Coldest Quotes

Danny Groner

Wikimedia Commons Early nightfall can change our moods from sweet to sour, and we've already found ourselves sleepier toward the end of the workday.

Where Are These 12 Boy Bands Now?

Kathleen Elise

Groups like One Direction, The Wanted, and Big Time Rush are keeping the legacy of boy bands alive, but lest we forget the previous generation of singing boys who captured our hearts, here's a lo

12 Unexpected Subjects for Musicals

Mark Mancini

Apparently, on Broadway and elsewhere, one can break out into song over any topic imaginable, no matter how odd.