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This Weekend’s Best Amazon Deals Include Mattresses, Computer Desks, and Office Essentials
by Smart Shopping Team on April 4, 2020 at 1:30 PM
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, April 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!
How to Watch Flowers Bloom Around the World From Home
by Michele Debczak on April 4, 2020 at 12:30 PM
From Washington, D.C.'s cherry blossoms to Japan's sakura trees, here are the flower blooms to watch online this year.
History Vs. Bonus Episode: The Case of the Missing Colt .38
on April 3, 2020 at 8:30 PM
In 1990, Theodore Roosevelt's double-action revolver—the one he'd used during the Battle of San Juan Heights—was stolen from Sagamore Hill National Historic Site. It wouldn't come back to the museum for another 16 years.
HBO Is Offering Nearly 500 Hours of Free Content, From The Sopranos to Succession
by Jake Rossen on April 3, 2020 at 7:00 PM
The premium channel has unlocked shows like 'Barry' and 'Veep' as well as movies like 'Happy Feet Two' to help viewers in isolation.
Which Fictional Character Are You? This Online Quiz Might Give You an Eerily Accurate Answer
by Ellen Gutoskey on April 3, 2020 at 6:30 PM
From ‘Game of Thrones’ to ‘Friends’ and beyond, here’s the truth about which characters you’re actually most like.
The 48 Most Frequently Banned Wedding Songs
by Garin Pirnia on April 3, 2020 at 6:00 PM
In 2017, stats/polling site Five Thirty Eight asked more than two dozen professional DJs who had DJ’d around 200 weddings and asked them: What songs do couples ban from their weddings?
Take a Look: LeVar Burton Will Livestream Readings on Twitter
by Michele Debczak on April 3, 2020 at 5:30 PM
The former 'Star Trek' star and 'Reading Rainbow' host is taking his popular podcast, 'LeVar Burton Reads,' to Twitter.
10 Lotions and Balms Perfect for Your Chapped Hands
by Molly Gregory on April 3, 2020 at 4:00 PM
Now that you're washing your hands a whole lot more, you've probably noticed the downside to it: chapped, raw knuckles. These lotions and balms can help prevent that unpleasantness.
These Scented Prank Candles Turn From Sweet Fruits to Sour Farts
by Michele Debczak on April 3, 2020 at 3:45 PM
After an hour of filling a room with the scent of apple pie, this prank candle starts to smell like a gross fart.
Audible Makes Hundreds of Audiobooks Available for Free While Schools Are Closed
by Ellen Gutoskey on April 3, 2020 at 3:15 PM
Scarlett Johansson narrates ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland,’ Dan Stevens does ‘Frankenstein,’ and more.
Beyond Tiger King: 10 Fascinating Animal Documentaries You Can Stream Right Now
by Kerry Wolfe on April 3, 2020 at 2:00 PM
From wildcats to whales, these animal documentaries will take you on a cinematic journey around the globe.
Friday’s Best Amazon Deals Include Educational Toys, Air Purifiers, and Vacuums
by Smart Shopping Team on April 3, 2020 at 1:45 PM
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, April 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!
Jenna Fischer Reveals Which Actor Was Most Like Their The Office Character
by Natalie Zamora on April 3, 2020 at 1:30 PM
Which star of 'The Office' was most like their character? Here's a potential clue: the actor and the character they played share the same name.
12 Video Games You Can Spend Weeks (or Months) Playing
by Jay Serafino on April 3, 2020 at 12:00 PM
If you're looking to lose days, weeks, and possibly even years to a video game, these are your best bets.
Do You Know Which Muggles Played These Harry Potter Characters?
on April 3, 2020 at 9:00 AM
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Friends's Lisa Kudrow and Matt LeBlanc Once Pitched the Idea of a Phoebe and Joey Romance
by Natalie Zamora on April 2, 2020 at 9:30 PM
Even if you're a devout fan of 'Friends,' you may not know that the actors had different ideas about the characters' relationships.
You Could Get Paid to Watch Disney+ While Social Distancing
by Ellen Gutoskey on April 2, 2020 at 8:30 PM
Ten lucky couch potatoes will get $200 and a year-long Disney+ subscription to stay home and watch Disney movies.
Why Cats Like to Shove Their Butts in Your Face, According to an Animal Behavior Expert
by Jake Rossen on April 2, 2020 at 6:30 PM
Felines seem to love giving their human friends a face full of cat butt. Should we be disgusted, or flattered?
19 Every Day Things Science Hasn’t Figured Out
by Meredith Danko on April 2, 2020 at 6:00 PM
Did you know that crying is still a scientific mystery? Here are a few other common things we still don't have a scientific explanation for.
Turn Your Favorite Photos Into Works of Art With Google’s Art App
by Michele Debczak on April 2, 2020 at 5:30 PM
With Google's Art & Culture app, you can transform the photos on your camera roll into art inspired by Edvard Munch, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and more great artists.