Thanks so much to everyone who came out to our Birmingham trivia show on Tuesday night. We had a packed house at Cantina and raised $2000 for the Ronald McDonald House. And a big thanks to Reg, our new executive vp of Birmingham-area trivia shows, for co-hosting the event. Those of you who couldn’t attend but want to be informed the next time around, e-mail BirminghamFlossers@mentalfloss.com and let us know.
Here are a few shots of the brilliant folks who... READ ON
mental_floss is hitting the road this Fall, and for good reason:Â October's going to be a big month. We're releasing a new board game and a new book within a few weeks of each other!Â To celebrate, we're taking The mental_floss Trivia Show to the 5 Flossiest Cities in America. But first we have to decide where we're headed. Actually, YOU have to decide.
If you think mental_floss should make a trip to your town, e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org and put your... READ ON
Have you ever had someone make a major impact on your life without fully realizing it? Mangesh and I were saddened to hear about the death of one such person, Ms. Susan Tifft. Susan died yesterday after a 2.5 year battle with cancer.
Much of the publishing world will remember Susan as the coauthor of two critically acclaimed nonfiction works, The Patriarch: The Rise and Fall of the Bingham Dynasty, and The Trust: The Private and Powerful Family Behind The New York Times. Others will remember her as an... READ ON
As a wrinkly gray blob, the brain is a pretty funny-looking organ. But inside your brain lurk bits and pieces of neuroanatomy with equally amusing names, whether absurd, rude-sounding, or just plain fun to say. So print out this worksheet, pick up a paint set,Â get the blood flowing through your circle of Willis, and focus your basal gangliaÂ with our Paint-By-Numbers... READ ON
mental_floss is seeking information that will lead to the discovery of eight prominent people who have vanished in the annals of history. Solve these mysterious disappearances by locating their last names in the word search puzzle inÂ our Missing PersonsÂ worksheet. If you uncover all eight names, the FBI (FlossÂ Bureau of Investigation) will reward you with the titleÂ ofÂ Master Word Sleuth.
Need the answers?... READ ON
It's Opening Day! Time to buy some peanuts and Cracker Jack (or at least some soy nuts and rice cakes).
Baseball is full of legends, and plenty of legend. But can you tell truth from fiction? Download and print out our "Reverse the Curse" worksheet so that you and your friends can determine which of these around-the-bases stories belt it out of the park, and which ones whiff at strike three.
Batter... READ ON
With St. Paddy celebrations coming up this weekend, we thought it would beÂ the perfect opportunity to celebrate the work of history's two most legendary snake annihilators, St. Patrick and Samuel L. Jackson. In case you've already forgotten, Jackson kicked some serious snake butt in the 2006 Internet phenomenon/box office flop Snakes on a Plane. Your challenge in this mental_floss worksheet is to decide which statements apply to St. Patrick (circle the shamrock), which apply to Samuel L. Jackson (circle... READ ON
It's time for all you geniuses to tackle this week's mental_floss... READ ON
There's only one way to cut yourself loose from the noose: solve these six hangman puzzles about notable hangings and receive a stay of execution from the... READ ON
Here's the puzzle I put up the other day (from this post)Â and here are the answers I promised. How'd you... READ ON
Michael J. Fox’s middle name is Andrew.