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Who Said It: Harry, Ron, or Hermione?
on September 23, 2020 at 5:00 AM
Can you guess which star 'Harry Potter' character said these quotes?
The Surprising History of Apple Cider Doughnuts
by Ashley M. Biggers on September 22, 2020 at 5:00 PM
Apple cider doughnuts are synonymous with fall, particularly in New England. The tasty treats have a modern history that may surprise you.
10 of the Best Halloween Costumes for Your Dog
by Molly Gregory on September 22, 2020 at 4:00 PM
Handing out candy might not be a possibility this year…but at least you can give your favorite pet an extra treat or two.
What Movie Do You Want to Watch? This Website Analyzes Film Critic Reviews to Help You Choose
by Ellen Gutoskey on September 22, 2020 at 3:45 PM
Film critics are great at finding parallels and identifying influences—Cinetrii crowdsources all that movie knowledge for you.
How Keanu Reeves Was Tricked Into Making The Watcher
by Jake Rossen on September 22, 2020 at 3:35 PM
The 2000 thriller 'The Watcher' featured Keanu Reeves as a serial killer taunting James Spader. Reeves later said a friend of his forged his signature on the contract.
Get a New Type of Coffee and a Vintage Book Mailed to You Every Month With Bookishly’s Subscription Box
by Elaine Selna on September 22, 2020 at 3:00 PM
Bookishly’s Coffee and Vintage Book Club sends you different coffee or tea bags and a vintage book pairing for you to enjoy every month.
Improve Air Quality and Kill Germs With These 10 Purifiers
by Smart Shopping Team on September 22, 2020 at 2:00 PM
Give yourself peace of mind and quality air with this list of air purifiers that are ready to help at great prices.
Get Into the Puzzle-Making Business With This Breaking Bad Jigsaw Puzzle
by Alvin Ward on September 22, 2020 at 1:30 PM
You'll be saying Walter White's name—and probably using some choice profanities—as you attempt to put together this 1000-piece puzzle.
Space Hero, a New Reality Show, Wants to Send You to the International Space Station
by Ellen Gutoskey on September 22, 2020 at 1:00 PM
Contestants will learn how to become astronauts—and compete for a 10-day trip to the ISS while doing it.
Thailand National Park Officials Mailed Trash Back to Litterbugs
by Michele Debczak on September 22, 2020 at 12:30 PM
A group of inconsiderate campers recently received a package from Khao Yai National Park filled with their own trash and a note that said, "Please let us return these to you."
6 Fascinating Facts About Vincent Price
by Carla Delgado on September 22, 2020 at 12:00 PM
Although Vincent Price's contributions to the Hollywood are truly unparalleled, few people know that there is much more to him beyond his classic horror performances.
What You Should Know About Coronavirus Face Masks for Halloween
by Jake Rossen on September 22, 2020 at 10:30 AM
You can still dress up in freaky costumes and hoard candy this Halloween. It just takes a little planning.
Tuesday’s Best Amazon Deals Include Massage Guns, Car Washing Kits, and Wireless Headphones
by Smart Shopping Team on September 22, 2020 at 9:45 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, September 22. 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!
Are Halloween Pumpkins Edible?
by Michele Debczak on September 21, 2020 at 4:45 PM
The pumpkins sold around Halloween for carving and decoration aren't the same pumpkins used in pies.
The New Apple Watch SE Is Now Available on Amazon
by Elaine Selna on September 21, 2020 at 3:00 PM
The new Apple Watch SE is designed as a more reasonably priced version of the Series 6, and it’s currently available on Amazon.
Trick-or-Treat Safely on Halloween With This Interactive Map From Hershey’s
by Michele Debczak on September 21, 2020 at 2:30 PM
With some careful planning, safely trick-or-treating on Halloween 2020 is possible in many parts of the country.
More Than 650 New Words Have Been Added to Dictionary.com—Here Are 50 of Them
by Ellen Gutoskey on September 21, 2020 at 2:00 PM
With a total of about 15,000 new words, definitions, and other revisions, it’s Dictionary.com’s biggest update of all time.
Celebrate the Holidays With the 2020 Harry Potter Funko Pop Advent Calendar
by Elaine Selna on September 21, 2020 at 1:00 PM
You can pre-order Funko's new Harry Potter Advent calendar right now on Amazon before its official release date on October 15.
Coronavirus News Digest
by Kat Long on April 7, 2020 at 11:00 AM
The non-stop news about coronavirus and COVID-19 can cause a lot of anxiety. Here's our weekly digest of useful information, uplifting stories, and surprising tidbits to help you cope during the pandemic.
Visit Any National Park for Free on September 26—or Volunteer to Help Maintain Them
by Ellen Gutoskey on September 19, 2019 at 3:30 PM
That includes the Statue of Liberty, Alcatraz Island, and 400+ other monuments, parks, and historical sites overseen by the National Park Service.