From black bears to grizzly bears to gummy bears to the Chicago Bears, we have a fascination with these wonderfully cuddly, smart, and imposing mammals. Mental Floss is here to school us on many random facts about bears in the latest episode of Scatterbrained.
Real Life Lore bombards our minds with some of the most unlikely things that could happen to us. That includes becoming a professional athlete, getting killed by a bee sting and dating a supermodel. The most unlikely thing? You may have already tried going for it.
From iconic museums to a bed and breakfast shaped like a dog, Mental Floss trivia master John Green welcomes us to the salon to school us on some truly strange and wonderful structures worth visiting around the globe. Also, we just love to say the word “googie.”
Volcanoes and lightning working together? No thanks. Mental Floss‘ John Green returns to the salon to share some interesting and unusual tidbits about the fury and mystery of nature’s fiery earthmaking engines. Also, they really should think about renaming Iceland “Fire and Iceland.”
Wendover Productions runs us through an extensive list of lesser known and downright unusual facts about every state in the US. We learned lots of stuff, including the truth about the original Burger King, and that there’s not just enclaves, but there are exclaves too.
Did you know that Space Jam is still the highest grossing basketball movie of all time? Or that Warner Bros. moved an entire indoor basketball court to its studio so Jordan could keep practicing while making the movie? Learn all that in more in The Film Theorists’ feature.