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11 Facts About Hayao Miyazaki

Director Hayao Miyazaki is responsible for some of the most beloved animated movies of all time—here are 11 things you should know about him. → Read More

10 Characters Left Out of the Movie Adaptations of Popular Books

While many film adaptations try to be faithful to the source material, others take creative liberties by changing the setting, altering relationships, cutting out entire storylines, and eliminating key characters. → Read More

7 International Names for American Products

American products are available around the world—but they're not always called by the name they've been given in the U.S. Here are 12 American goods with different international names. → Read More

8 Sequels That Received Oscar Nominations for Best Picture

All sequels are not created equal. Over the course of more than 90 Oscar ceremonies, only eight sequels have ever earned a nod for the night's top honor. → Read More

15 Memorable Oscar Firsts

For more than 90 years, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has awarded excellence on the big screen—and they've seen plenty of historic moments over the decades. → Read More

42 Facts About Jackie Robinson

On January 31, 1919, Jack Roosevelt Robinson was born in Cairo, Georgia. Twenty-eight years later, on April 15, 1947, he broke the baseball color line. → Read More

6 Tasty Bits of Waffle House Kitchen Slang

And you thought choosing whether you wanted your hash browns smothered, covered, or chunked was complicated. → Read More

6 Bits of Waffle House Kitchen Slang

And you thought choosing whether you wanted your Waffle House hash browns smothered, covered, or chunked was complicated. → Read More

15 Facts About Rushmore On Its 20th Anniversary

Wes Anderson's Golden Globe-nominated comedy arrived in theaters 20 years ago. → Read More

20 Brilliant Jokes Hidden in Arrested Development

It wasn’t until the series was available on DVD that audiences started to notice all of its brilliant punchlines. → Read More

11 Forgotten Apple Products

Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com. → Read More

9 Horror Movies Inspired by Real-Life Events

While most horror movies are complete works of fiction, the genre occasionally offers up stories that are based on terrifying and jaw-dropping real-life events. → Read More

11 Things You Might Not Know About Sports Night

Things you might not know about Aaron Sorkin's freshman foray into television. → Read More

10 Things That Went Disastrously Wrong on Disneyland’s Opening Day

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10 Things That Went Disastrously Wrong on Disneyland’s Opening Day

From a fire in Sleeping Beauty's castle to the sinking of the Mark Twain Riverboat, the famed amusement park was far from a happy place on day one. → Read More

11 Screenwriters Who Hated Their Own Movies

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11 Browser Extensions That Can Save You Money Every Time You Shop Online

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10 Actors Who Regretted Leaving Hit TV Shows

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10 Things You Might Not Know About Wine

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25 Amazing Netflix Hacks to Enhance Your Viewing Experience

Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com. → Read More