Colin Patrick

Colin Patrick is an author and a comedian. In addition to mental_floss, he's written for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Splitsider, McSweeney's, and Cracked.

Stiller & Meara Make Things Make Sense
The Boat That's Always Sinking
It Would Have Been Cooler as a Van
Introducing Scratch & Sniff Moon Photography
Dead Drops Around NYC
The Number of the Day: 7.4
The Number of the Day: 6'
How to Feel Like a Giant
The Number of the Day: 200 Million
The Number of the Day: 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000
Creating Willy Wonka's Multi-Course Gum
Morning Cup of Links: Darth Vader on Your GPS
Getting to Know Haunted House Operators
Morning Cup of Links: People Who Became Nouns
Get the Scientists Working on the Monorail Technology, Immediately
The Late Movie: Eric Stoltz as Marty McFly
The NASA Bedrest Facility
10 Absurd Facts About the Worst Director of All Time
Bing Crosby’s Long-Lost World Series Footage
Record-Breaking Marathon Comedy
A Comprehensive Rap-Graphic
I’m Dying to See That Movie
Sitcom Credit Vanity Cards
You CAN Take It With You
Behind the Scenes of SNL's Weekend Update
Creative 404 Error Messages
How to Scare a Speedy Driver
The Number of the Day: 450,000
The Number of the Day: 23:59:60
Piggish Pranks
And The Award For Least Economical Typeface Goes To...
Be Awesome (For A Small Fee)
Were You in Oprah's First Audience?
Science: Explained
Face Forward. Keep Your Mouth Shut. Look at These Savings!
Morning Cups of Links: Annoying Office Jargon
Video: Flame Thrower vs. Fire Extinguisher
Morning Cup of Links: Not Tetris
Morning Cup of Links: The Next Picasso
Morning Cup of Links: Hilarious Bootlegged DVDs
Grinding Out A Living
Morning Cup of Links: The Periodic Table of Rockin'
The Number of the Day: $38,796,307
We Can Be Happy Underground
Morning Cup of Links: The $21 Million Domain Name?
The Number of the Day: $23,750
Shanghai: 1990 & 2010
The History of Aquatic Warfare
8 Women Who Changed Comedy Forever
A Nintendo Nuptial


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