Mental Floss is a weekly show where knowledge junkies get their fix of trivia-tastic information. This week, Elliott Morgan hosts and shares some unusual occupations you just might be interested in!
Chris Pratt talking with Seth Meyers reveals how he got in trouble with the NBC brass for flashing Amy Poehler & Rashida Jones on their “Parks & Recreation” TV series, but it got the reaction he was looking for in the scene, and that’s the one the director wound up using on the air!
In case you missed last weekend’s Comic Con in San Diego, here’s a 4 minute highlight video of all the characters that showed up to celebrate with 150,000 fans in attendance!
Are you over or under sleeping? If you’re not getting enough, how long does it take to make up for lack of it, and is it harmful to be sleeping too much and what are the effects? What happens to your body over the long term or the short term? Answers to all these questions are on this video, take a look!
Family Guy meets The Simpsons! Crossover Episode (Peter Griffins Meets Homer Simpson) shown at Comic Con 2014! For 25 seasons, The Simpsons have only ever participated in one official crossover episode (with The Critic.) But this fall, they’ll meet up for the first (canonical) time with Family Guy’s Griffins for their season premiere. In the special hour-long episode, The Griffins become sidetracked and find themselves in Springfield, where they make fast friends with The Simpsons based on their obvious similarities. Simpsons Guy Will actually be the first of two crossovers for the iconic animated family – a subsequent November episode of their own series, titled “Simpsorama,” will see them encounter the time-traveling cast of Futurama!
Are you a betting person? Here’s 10 bets you will never lose, no matter how impossible the odds, at least in the eyes of who you’re betting with! Take a look and learn how to make some easy money!
Comedian and voice impressionist Frank Caliendo channels Morgan Freeman from “The Shawshank Redemption” when reading LeBron James’ letter discussing his return to Cleveland.
The Internet has truly changed the world we live in, but most users don’t even know how the World Wide Web even works. So The World Science Festival created this short video explaining as a setup to Internet Everywhere: The Future of History’s Most Disruptive Technology, a sold-out program featuring Internet pioneer Vint Cerf of Google, MIT’s Neil Gershenfeld, lawyer and Internet advocate Elizabeth Stark and Alex Wright, director of user experience at The New York Times. The video lets you ride shotgun with a packet of data—one of trillions involved in the trillions of Internet interactions that happen every second. Look deep beneath the surface of the most basic Internet transaction, and follow the packet as it flows from your fingertips, through circuits, wires, and cables, to a host server, and then back again, all in less than a second.
Did you know when you listen to music, multiple areas of your brain become engaged and active. But when you actually play an instrument, that activity becomes more like a full-body brain workout. What’s going on? Anita Collins explains the fireworks that go off in musicians’ brains when they play, and examines some of the long-term positive effects of this mental workout.
Comic-Con kicks off in is taking over San Diego for the annual celebration of fandom. Casey Newton, preparing for his first-ever trip to Hall H, explains what’s about to happen.
Joslyn, Dana & Erin are giving you all the details on what big movies and TV shows will and won’t be at the Comic-Con convention!
Clint Eastwood offered this tribute to his friend and colleague James Garner for TCM in August 2001. Turner Classic Movies James Garner film tribute airs Monday, July 28 starting at 6am ET/3am PT!