Mangesh co-founded mental_floss in 2001 and previously served as Editor-in-Chief of the magazine. He's currently Chief Creative Officer.
I swear this is the last photo I'm going to post today, but I saw this wolf-in-sheep's clothing costume (to make your vicious guard dog look like a poodle), and I simply couldn't resist. Click here to view more (via the ever-entertaining... READ ON
Not sure if you've caught this, but the math world is positively abuzz because a reclusive Russian math scholar named Grigori Perelman has turned down the so-called "Nobel Prize of Math." Known as the Fields Medal, the prize is valued at $15,000 (Canadian), and considered one of the discipline's most prestigious awards. And while the move is essentially the academic equivalent of Jonathan Franzen turning down the Oprah Book Club, it might not be the only award Perelman turns down... READ ON
I'm not sure what the advantage to owning a wallet that looks like bacon is (unless you're using it to scare your very Orthodox mother), but for whatever reason there's now one that exists, and you can purchase it from Perpetual Kid. Of course, if the money holder isn't exactly your speed, the site also offers bacon strip band-aids and gummi-bacon for bacon enthusiasts craving candy meat.
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If you're the sort of book nerd who daydreams about card catalogs and the Dewey Decimal System, then we've stumbled across exactly the sort of internet filth you've been searching for: Library Porn. Billed as "full-frontal objectification of the library itself," (nudge-nudge, wink-wink) The Nonist has collected some truly gorgeous photography of libraries from around the world and they're definitely worth peeking at. I mean, if you're into that sort of thing.Â ... READ ON
... although, I am kind of curious what crispy sea horse kebabs taste like. I've also posted some other cool images from TheCellar after the... READ ON
Scientists at Georgia Tech have come up with a pretty intriguing way to help blind people "see." Using a wearable laptop, 2 GPS receivers, a head and body compass, a gyroscope-based tracker (to measure the head's tilt, of course), 4 small cameras mounted on a helmet, and a bone phone vibrating device that hooks up to your neck (so your ears can still be free for listening to the sounds around you), the system gives you sound directions to get to your location. So, what's that mean... READ ON
If Bette Middler, Carrot Top and Hagar the Horrible all seem to be grinning a lot more than the Average Joe, it might be due to the theory that they've been getting more action in the sack. According to a new study by Hamburg Sex Researcher Professor Dr. Werner Habermehl, redheads in Germany seem to be having a lot more sex than their fair-haired counterparts. In fact, he went on to state, "The sex lives of women with red hair were clearly more active than those with other hair color, with... READ ON
I was cruising the Presurfer blog this morning, when I saw a post about steam-powered tractors. I know this sounds dim-witted, but somehow it had never occurred to me that steam-powered tractors were ever popular. According to Wikipedia, between the late 1800's and early 1900's "traction engines" were a big deal, and even played a role in establishing more cooperative farming (the machines were so valued that neighbors would join together to farm each other's land and make... READ ON
Introducing the Treadmill Bike. Ok, I like treadmills; I like bikes. But I don't really understand the point of combining the two. I mean, I guess it could really come in handy if you desperately want to take your treadmill out for a spin, but aside from the fresh air you'd be giving your treadmill, I don't see the value. Still, the idea of it made me laugh enough that I figured it was worth a post. Speaking of laughing about treadmills, if you haven't seen this Treadmill music... READ ON
Remember when you were a kid and you thought that if you dug deep enough straight down into your backyard that you'd end up in China? Well, before you get out the old shovel and pail, you might want to double-check your tunneling route on Digholes.com (a site that AdFreak has cleverly dubbed "pretty much the only child-safe site with the word hole in the address"). Simply pick your starting point on the map, click the link, and it'll plot where you'll end up! Personally, I... READ ON
Prairie dogs say hello with kisses.