Larry Marten wanted to build a coffin for his father as one last gift. Making the finely-crafted coffin, complete with parts saved from his father's life, was easy compared to negotiating the bureaucracy involved in burying the dead. (via Boing Boing)
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11 Grammatically Incorrect Movie Titles. I'm sure there are way more than eleven, but these will cause you to wonder why you hadn't already noticed (probably because you didn't see the movies).
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To create a TV ad announcing a new rail line, Japan Rail invited locals to come and participate. If I could see scenes like these, I'd take a train every day.
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The tree named Ochroma pyramidale is better known as the balsa tree, from which we get lightweight wood. But its flowers are more valuable to many species in Panama, because they bloom at night during the dry season and fill and refill with sweet nectar.
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Roger Fidler explains the idea for an iPad-like tablet device -- in 1994.
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25 Everyday Things You Never Knew Had Names. Oh, mental_floss readers know at least some of these already, but you are still liable to increase your vocabulary from this list. Bonus points for using them in conversation today.
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Scott Weaver spent 35 years building a model of San Francisco out of toothpicks. Take a tour as little balls move through this amazing work of art!
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6 Little-known Secrets of the Mickey Mouse Club. Includes what the original Mouseketeers did after they left the show.