Weekend Links: Childhood Frights
From the Department of Awww: Humboldt penguins lay chase to a butterfly at the Philadelphia Zoo. (Thanks Sarah!)
For every good idea there are 10 bad ones (did you know 85% of all statistics made up on the spot are false? Ahem, anyway), but the point is there's a reason you don't see any of these 10 Telephone Inventions That Failed Miserably around (the latex iphone finger slips are just too much)
In honor of the new Salvador Dali exhibit that just opened at the High Museum here in Atlanta, here are 15 Awesome Optical Illusions in Salvador Dali Paintings.
So it's unlikely, sure, but if you are the first human to make alien contact, you may want to consult this helpful guide ...
If you're a fan of mental_floss, you'll of course need to bookmark these 10 Websites To Make You Think (I particularly like the inclusion of XKCD to this list).
The Chive asked readers to send in pictures of their greatest childhood fears. Yes, some are tongue-in-cheek and meant to be funny, but others will remind you of those repressed images from TV and films of your youth! Share below, Flossers, what shook you up as a kid (the Jabberwocky really freaked me out - and he's completely benign now, almost laughable!)
I usually don't like to include facts lists that are unverified, but I have read some of these 100 Very Cool Facts About The Human Body before (which doesn't mean they're true! But I know you guys will let me know it something looks fishy).
Finally, see if you can finish this Genius Test and report back. I don't know how many questions there are, but I did not get to the end!
More links on the way tomorrow - remember to send in your submissions to FlossyLinks@gmail.com!