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- 10 Harry Potter LEGO Sets to Get Fans This Holiday Seasonby Elaine Selna on December 4, 2020 at 6:00 PM
This holiday season, check out our gift guide to the top 10 LEGO Harry Potter sets available for builders of all skill levels.
- Help Independent Cinemas by Entering This 'Sweded' Short Film Festivalby Jake Rossen on December 4, 2020 at 5:00 PM
Pittsburgh's Sweded Festival for Creative Re-Creations is accepting entries for your DIY tributes to films like 'E.T.' and 'Alien.' A portion of proceeds will go toward helping independent cinemas during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Why Do We Call Coffee ‘a Cup of Joe’?by Quick and Dirty Tips on December 4, 2020 at 3:30 PM
What’s the origin of the word 'coffee'? And why do we call coffee 'a cup of joe'? Let's find out.
- You Can Make Baby Yoda’s Favorite Blue Cookies at Homeby Michele Debczak on December 4, 2020 at 3:00 PM
If you want to eat like Baby Yoda (a.k.a. The Child, a.k.a. Grogu), you can use this recipe to make his bright-blue space cookies.
- Was Frosty the Snowman Actually an Evil Demon? One Fan Theory Says Yesby Michele Debczak on December 4, 2020 at 1:15 PM
According to a theory about the song, Frosty the Snowman was brought to life by a group of evil children.
- 65 Years Later: 10 Fascinating Facts About the Montgomery Bus Boycottby Ashley M. Biggers on December 4, 2020 at 12:00 PM
The Montgomery bus boycott of 1955 is remembered as the earliest mass civil rights protest in American history.
- Google Is Tracking Everything You Do With Its ‘Smart’ Features—Here’s How to Make That Stopby Ellen Gutoskey on December 4, 2020 at 11:30 AM
It’s easy to get lost in the maze of Google account settings—here are the important ones to look for.
- Friday’s Best Amazon Deals Include Digital Projectors, Ugly Christmas Sweaters, and Speakersby Smart Shopping Team on December 4, 2020 at 9:30 AM
As a recurring feature, our team combs the web and shares some amazing Amazon deals we’ve turned up. Here’s what caught our eye today, December 4. Mental Floss has affiliate relationships with certain retailers, including Amazon, and may receive a small percentage of any sale. But we only get commission on items you buy and don’t return, so we’re only happy if you’re happy. Good luck deal hunting!
- Can You Match the Movie to Its Tagline?on December 4, 2020 at 5:00 AM
See if you can tell which 2000s movies taglines like "The greatest fairy tale never told" to "A comedy about growing up... and the bumps along the way" belong to.
- Vidgo Offers a New Way to Watch Live TV Without a Cable Subscriptionby Smart Shopping Team on December 3, 2020 at 4:30 PM
Enjoy live TV again without a cable subscription thanks to Vidgo, a service that offers a range of channels for a monthly fee.
- 25 Facts About Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s Weddingby Paul Anthony Jones on December 3, 2020 at 2:00 PM
Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer married at St Paul’s Cathedral in London on Wednesday July 29, 1981. The ceremony was one of the decade’s biggest events—for good reason.
- Can You Find the Doe Hiding Among the Stags?by Michele Debczak on December 3, 2020 at 1:30 PM
There's a doe hiding in this hidden-image brain teaser puzzle. Can you find it without looking at the solution?
- Fun Fact: More Than 75 National Forests Will Let You Chop Down Your Own Christmas Treeby Jake Rossen on December 3, 2020 at 1:00 PM
Not interested in an artificial tree? The U.S. Forest Service invites you to come with chainsaw in tow to take a real one off their hands.
- 3D Map Shows the Milky Way Galaxy in Unprecedented Detailby Michele Debczak on December 3, 2020 at 12:30 PM
With this new map of the Milky Way, astronomers can calculate the galaxy's mass and learn more about its past and future.
- Babbel’s Language-Learning App Is 50 Percent Off for a Limited Timeby Smart Shopping Team on December 3, 2020 at 11:30 AM
There are 14 languages to learn and more than 10,000 hours of educational material with the Babbel app, which is 50 percent off now.
- Queen Elizabeth II Is Looking for a New Personal Assistantby Ellen Gutoskey on December 3, 2020 at 10:45 AM
If your dream job involves managing the Queen’s calendar and writing letters on royal stationery, this one’s for you.
- 10 Fascinating Facts About Samuel L. Jacksonby Michele Debczak on December 3, 2020 at 10:00 AM
From Samuel L. Jackson's background as an activist to the origin of his R-rated catchphrase, here are some things you should know about the world's highest-grossing movie star.
- Thursday’s Best Amazon Deals Include Guitar Kits, Memory-Foam Pillows, and Smartwatchesby Smart Shopping Team on December 3, 2020 at 9:30 AM
As a recurring feature, our team combs the web and shares some amazing Amazon deals we’ve turned up. Here’s what caught our eye today, December 3. Mental Floss has affiliate relationships with certain retailers, including Amazon, and may receive a small percentage of any sale. But we only get commission on items you buy and don’t return, so we’re only happy if you’re happy. Good luck deal hunting!
- The 40 Best Christmas Television Episodesby mentalfloss .com on December 18, 2019 at 10:00 AM
There's something oddly comforting about watching your favorite television characters navigate the stress—and joys—of the holiday season. Here are some of our very favorite holiday-themed TV episodes.
- 12 Festive Facts About White Christmasby Matthew Jackson on December 16, 2019 at 10:00 AM
In 1953, Paramount Pictures set out to make a musical built around the most popular Christmas pop song of all time. With Bing Crosby’s star power leading the way, 'White Christmas' overcame some early development struggles to become one of the most celebrated holiday movies of all time.