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10 Really Bad Movies that Define "Bad Movies"

Miss Cellania

Yesterday I linked a story about the movie The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure.

Music History #7: "Hurricane"

Bill DeMain

“Hurricane” Written by Bob Dylan and Jacques Levy (1975) Performed by Bob

Brain Game: Hot Spot

Here's a short and sweet Q-and-A for today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Think Thursday challenge.

Morning Cup of Links: Apocalypse Hollywood

Miss Cellania

NASA Captures A ‘Mind-Bogglingly Gorgeous’ Solar Flare. The filament eruption erupted a half a million miles into space. * 8 fictional Walt Disney surrogates.

5 Unusual Ways to Earn a College Scholarship

Kara Kovalchik

College is expensive.

The Late Movies: Happy Birthday, Freddie Mercury

Chris Higgins

Today would have been Freddie Mercury's 66th birthday. We lost him in 1991, the year before Wayne's World brought his opus "Bohemian Rhapsody" to a new generation.

The Missing Links: Teddy Roosevelt's Gridiron Glory

Colin Patrick

Behold the World of 2000 Why do visions of the future always dwell on flying things? Flying cars. Hoverboards.

25 Deep-Fried Foods From the Texas State Fair

Cole Gamble

For years, county fairs have been at the forefront of deep-frying science, splicing and creating mutant “foods” that are all at once monstrous and wondrous.

WWII Bomb Discovered, Detonated in Munich

Chris Higgins

On August 27, construction workers in Munich discovered an American bomb from World War II inside an old bar that was being cleared for new construction.

Cold War: The Legal Battle Between Good Humor and the Popsicle Corporation

Matt Soniak

Advances in refrigeration technology led to an explosion in the world of ice creams and other frozen treats in the early 1900s.

Name That Tune: What's the Song That Clock Chimes Play?

Matt Soniak

Readers Meg, Wayne, and Rajiv all wrote in to ask about the tune that clock chimes typically play. What’s it called? Where did it come from? How’d it get so popular?

Whiskey Business: The Many Myths of Jack Daniel

the mag

by Eric Furman In Lynchburg, Tennessee, tales of Jack Daniel are taller than Paul Bunyan on a step stool. The question is, are any of them

Brain Game: A Cup of Ambition

Today is 9/5, so we incorporated those numbers into today's today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Wednesday Wordplay challenge.

Morning Cup of Links: Fun with Subtitles

Miss Cellania

McDonald’s Goes Vegetarian in India.

If Classic Art Conformed to Modern Beauty Standards

Jill Harness

These days, women portrayed in popular media tend to be thin with medium or large breasts.