CLOSE
Original image
Getty Images

Freddie's Ashes

Original image
Getty Images

Have Freddie Mercury’s Ashes Been Found? A plaque at London’s Kensal Green Cemetery with the singer's birth name and the correct dates has been discovered.
*
Brilliant and Bizarre Nail Art Inspired by Internet Memes. Wear these and get ready to explain them to half the people you see.
*
Shane Koyczan's spoken word poem "To This Day" tells of the lifelong effects of bullying. You'll want to have a hanky ready before watching the animated video.  
*
Take the Breaking Bad tour of Albuquerque and see how the real places stack up against the show. And notice how the city is wild about the show.
*
Did You See This? A mashup of Argo and Home Alone puts Iranian militants in a funny heroic position.
*
New Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer had to do something, so she cancelled all telecommuting within the company. That may backfire, as telecommuting and workplace flexibility are shown to increase productivity.
*
Not Just Clean, Cat Clean! Enjoy a collection of videos of cats doing housework.
*
Weaver birds build the largest bird nests in the world, big enough for hundreds of birds to live together. South African photographer Dillon Marsh captured a series of eye-opening evidence.
*
10 Nuggets Of Fatherly Advice From Wiz Khalifa Lyrics. The rapper hides some philosophical life lessons in his music that might be passed to his new son.  
*
8 things you didn't know about Girl Scout cookies. You could probably eat half a sleeve of thin mints while reading these facts. 

Original image
iStock
Incredible Teamwork From Little Clownfish
Original image
iStock

Incredible Teamwork From Little Clownfish. An entire family works together to build a new nest for the next generation.

*

10 People Who Survived the Impossible. When their lives were at stake, they rose to the occasion.

*

An Illustrated Look at the Terlingua Chili Cook-Off. In Texas, where chili cook-offs are practically everyday events, this one is the biggie, and it comes with a ton of history.

*

Meet the Actor Behind the New Star Wars Character. Kelly Marie Tran spent years going to auditions, then in 2015, her life changed forever.

*

The Hidden Science and Tech of the Byzantine Empire. The successor to the Roman Empire was responsible for breakthroughs in math, engineering, astronomy, and other sciences.

*

Why the Movies Are So Obsessed With Capes. It's how a costume can add to the drama.

*

The Origin Story of the Peace Sign. It was a call for nuclear disarmament almost 60 years ago.

*

10 Ancient Textiles That Will Blow Your Mind. If only we could get our jeans and socks to last so long.

Original image
iStock
Prescribing Booze During Prohibition
Original image
iStock

The Lucrative Business of Prescribing Booze During Prohibition. Medicinal liquor was a legal loophole that everyone wanted to use.

*

Russell Johnson: More Than "The Professor." The Gilligan's Island star was once a staple of Western movies and TV.

*

How Nick Offerman Is Using Woodworking to Help Americans in Need. Would Works is a nonprofit organization that pays homeless people for helping in a woodworking shop.

*

Mangilaluk’s Highway. The story of an Inuit boy who ran away from residential school illustrates the problems of an entire region.

*

How I Trained My Cats. Chef Jun Yoshizuki explains how his cats can behave so well while he cooks for his YouTube videos.

*

The Underrated Charm of Ice Fishing. Looking at vintage photographs of the pastime is quite charming, as long as we can stay warm inside while we do it.

*

12 Terrible Pieces of Advice for Pregnant Women. When in doubt, ask your doctor.

SECTIONS

arrow
LIVE SMARTER
More from mental floss studios