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Worst Use of Sign Language at an Awards Show

Kara Kovalchik

In 1976, Best Actress winner Louise Fletcher (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest) signed her acceptance speech to her deaf parents.

The Weekend Links: Sunday Edition

Allison Keene

A full on film-oriented Weekend Links in honor of the Oscars tonight. Cinemaphiles rejoice!

How Do You Transport a Whale?

Matt Soniak

The orca that tragically killed Dawn Brancheau at SeaWorld Orlando last month was previously kept at a now-defunct aquarium in British Columbia.

This Week's Most Popular Stories

Jason English

In case you weren't obsessively refreshing mentalfloss.com all week, here's what you

The Weekend Links: Saturday Edition

Allison Keene

From long-time link contributor Larry (who has a great blog The Fire Wire), comes a strange and amusing website that creates musical tracks based on URL content.

Lunchtime Quiz Leftovers

Jason English

Video Game Quiz

David K. Israel

I've got a quiz for serious gamers over at BoingBoing.net. Let us know how you

The Quick 10: the Best Facts about the Best Pictures

Stacy Conradt

To finish out the Quick 10 Oscar posts this week, we have a few facts about some of the Best Picture winners and nominees over the years.

5 Celebrities Who've Undergone Coronary Bypass Surgery

Kara Kovalchik

News of Burt Reynolds' recent quintuple bypass surgery reminded me of when my Dad had the same operation back in 1997 at the ripe old age of 73.

YouTube Rolls Out Auto-Captioning

Chris Higgins

TechCrunch reports that YouTube has launched auto-captions for English-language videos.

Congratulations, Andréa!

Jason English

It seems like just yesterday Andréa Fernandes wandered into our office (virtually, of course) and signed on to an ill-defined internship. But that was 2007.

5 Things You Didn't Know About Ansel Adams

Ethan Trex

You probably know Ansel Adams as the man who helped promote the National Park Services' beauty through his magnificent photographs.

They Made A Toy of That? Misguided Action Figures

Rob Lammle

Back in the action figure heyday of the 1970s and 80s, Star Wars helped make the little 3 3/4" toys incredibly popular with kids.

You're on a Desert Island With One Author...

Jason English

Every Friday, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else's reply, whatever you want. Very casual.

Watercooler Ammo! A Brand New Newsletter from mental_floss

Mangesh & Jason

This Monday, we're starting up a new little newsletter called Watercooler Ammo. Every Monday through Thursday, we'll send you one perfectly curated, smile-inducing story.