Colin Patrick is an author and a comedian. In addition to mental_floss, he's written for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Splitsider, McSweeney's, and Cracked.
Stare At The Sun
Well, not the actual one. But you won’t want to take your eyes off this video of the sun.... READ ON
How Do You Save A Bunch of Superheroes?
Find out who rescued Marvel Comics.
What Happened to Good Old Golden Tickets?
When we start putting GPS devices in our candy bars, I think we’ve gone too far.
Behold: The World’s Lowest Voice
Get this man in a barbershop quartet... READ ON
I’m Gonna Pass on the Face Yeast Beer
This brewery is going to start making beer with yeast they harvested from their brewmaster’s bearded face.
It’s Just Your Common, Everyday Nazi Space Rock Buddha Statue
This thing is pretty cool.
Relax, Internet Friends
There will be no bacon... READ ON
Looking at Einstein’s Brain: There’s An App For That?
Yes, yes there is.
Charles Manson Just Doesn’t Make As Much Sense As You’d Think
And that’s certainly saying something. Take, for instance, this note he sent to his musical namesake.
Riding the Subway is the Key To Happiness
Well, it’s one of them, anyway—along with fighting, watching depressing films and thinking about your own demise. Confused? Check out Cracked’s list of the things science says make you... READ ON
Making “Google Street View” Match Real World Streets
An artist is taking those people famously frozen forever in Google Street View and adding them in the real world to the exact spot they were captured.
These Don’t Hang on the Wall So Easily
As a business owner, how do you honor the history of your company? You quite literally build it into the day-to-day life of the office.
The Thing About J.K. Rowling's New Adult Novel
It's... READ ON
News From the Springfield Precincts
The election is still several weeks away, but at least we know how Homer voted:
My Favorite Phrase of the Week: Diamond-Filled Asteroid Crater
The Russians may have a secret diamond source that contains TRILLIONS of carats worth of dazzle.
The Nutritional Value of Last Meals
Earlier this week, Matt Soniak served up the interesting tale of a condemned inmate that tried to eat his way out of the electric chair back in the 50s, partly by bulking up... READ ON
This Art Text Book Contains No Art
But, you can imagine what it’d be like if it did, right?
Also: Why are text books so insanely expensive?
Mad Science: Warp Drive
Is it really possible to build something that goes faster than the speed of light?... READ ON
A Shot of Reel Life
FILMography holds up screenshots from famous films over the NYC locations where they were shot.
Where Was Maxwell’s Silver Hammer When This Lady Was Singing?
Have a listen to the worst Beatles covers ever.
Ben Folds Five + The Muppets
What’s not to love? Unless you don’t like Ben Folds Five and The Muppets.
Horse vs. Train
On this day in 1830, a real, actual horse beat a real, actual train in a race. Take that, machines!
That T-Shirt Is How... READ ON
Honest Abe On the Big Screen
The trailer for Steven Spielberg’s new film Lincoln is out and it looks great. But a lot of people are mentioning how high Lincoln’s voice sounds, and some are even creating parodies imagining other high-pitched characters as the Pres.
Also: Check out this story of how one man’s great, great grandfather hid a secret message in Lincoln’s pocket watch.
Stephen A. Smith Got Fooled by The Onion
He thought an article about him was real. But he's certainly not... READ ON
The duffel bag is named for Duffel, Belgium, where the cloth used in the bags was originally sold.