CLOSE

Passive-Aggressive Notes from Parents

Enjoy 20 really clever passive-aggressive notes parents left for their offspring. It's a shame that such subtlety flies right over kids' heads.
*
Vince Gilligan Reveals Several More Rejected Breaking Bad Storylines. Enjoy imagining more, if not better, alternative plots.
*
15 Jokes Only Philosophy Geeks Will Understand. I think I get them, therefore I am.
*
The role of Sherlock Holmes has been cast for the film A Slight Trick of the Mind. The aging and retired detective will be played by Sir Ian McKellen.
*
The 25 Most Memorable Moments in TV History. If you don't recall them, you can watch the videos and make a snap judgment.
*
A house in Westminster, Colorado, was foreclosed upon and locked. Two months later, the cat that was left inside was rescued near death.
*
Man Allegedly Steals Date’s Blackberry When She Won’t Split Tab. What are the odds these two will have a second date?
*
Bill Hader picked up an Emmy nomination as he left Saturday Night Live. He tells us about his eight years there in an interview.
*
Futurama has been cancelled four times (so far). Which of the four series finales was the best?
*
What if Star Wars had been made in the silent film era? Several filmmakers have had this same idea.

nextArticle.image_alt|e
Peter Burka, Flickr // CC BY-SA 2.0
The Duckmaster Rules the Roost at the Peabody Hotel
Peter Burka, Flickr // CC BY-SA 2.0
Peter Burka, Flickr // CC BY-SA 2.0

The Duckmaster Rules the Roost at the Peabody Hotel. The ducks have been the stars of the show for 85 years.

*

Remembering One of the Most Violent Days in the History of the U.S. Senate. A passionate but insulting speech brought out a congressman's wrath—and his cane.

*

Investigating One of the Oldest Private Detective Agencies in Paris. The Duluc Détective is still in business after 105 years.

*

Why Does Harrison Ford Love Indy And Hate Han? He's been willing to play older versions of both characters anyway, plus Rick Deckard.

*

Pterodactyls Probably Didn’t Fly Like We Think They Did. A new study theorizes they resembled birds more than bats in flight.

*

Rollin' on the River: Pittsburgh Shanty Boat Life. Thousands who couldn't afford land or rent lived in homemade barge houses.

*

How Succulents Took Over Instagram—and Then the World. They make a perfect garden for the Millennial lifestyle.

*

Resilience Isn't Innate. Here's How We Can Cultivate It.

nextArticle.image_alt|e
BEN STANSALL, AFP/Getty Images
An ‘Outtake’ Video of the Royal Wedding
BEN STANSALL, AFP/Getty Images
BEN STANSALL, AFP/Getty Images

This ‘Outtake’ Video of the Royal Wedding is So Dumb—But So Very Enjoyable. As if it were like everyone else's wedding.

*

A Lonely Avocado Searches for His Other Half in The Pits. This sweet short film, written by David Bizzaro, has been selected for more than 30 film festivals so far.

*

We’ll First Find Aliens on Eyeball Planets. These are exoplanets that are tidally locked to their star, and carry a thin habitable zone in a ring shape.

*

Vulture Ranks Every Star Wars Movie. Ten mini-reviews to justify the rankings include Solo without giving away too much.

*

Han Solo was Almost in Revenge of the Sith. His part would have been too silly to believe.

*

Deep in the Honduran Rain Forest, an Ecological SWAT Team Explores a Lost World. The diverse biology is a bigger treasure than the lost city that lured explorers there in the first place.

*

Roxy, the Long Island Railroad Dog. He knew every train and its schedule, and how to get where he wanted to go.

*

The Great Fertility Reversion. America's plummeting birth rate might not be as dire as it seems.

SECTIONS

arrow
LIVE SMARTER
More from mental floss studios