Check out the New Scientist Photographic... READ ON
"Rubber baby buggy bumpers" is child's play compared to this collection of tongue twisters from around the world. Some of them are a bit ridiculous:
Something in a thirty-acre thermal thicket of thorns and thistles thumped and thundered threatening the three-D thoughts of Matthew the thug - although, theatrically, it was only the thirteen-thousand thistles and thorns through the underneath of his thigh that the thirty year old thug thought of that morning.
Try out this one in Somali:
waxaan faley waan... READ ON
Have you guys seen this Rubik's cube-solving robot? RuBot II is pretty amazing. You hand the robot a cube, it holds it up to its eyes/camera, scans the cube, and then solves it while chatting away. I'm pretty sure solving a Rubik's cube is step 84 of 100 on the path to complete robot world domination. Read more about RuBot II... READ ON
As always, first one to solve all 4 in the comments section gets a virtual high-five from Jason. These aren't that hard so I expect someone to answer correctly within 10 minutes of this post going up. Thanks to Alan at OutsideTheBoxPuzzles.com!
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Bill Gates, Larry Ellison, Steve Jobs, Michael Dell, Carl Icahn, Paul Allen, David Geffen, Ralph Lauren. Turns out they have more in common than just being billionaires. They are also all dropouts. Pennylicious has some interesting facts on each of them. Their combined wealth is somewhere around $246 billion. I wish I'd known the secret before accepting my diploma.... READ ON
We get all kinds of weird press releases at the mental_floss office but I didn't expect the one from Oxford University Press to create such a stir among our staff. We were a bit puzzled at the claim that "hundreds of new words" had been added to the Oxford English Dictionary Online Edition when the following were included in the 20+ words listed in the release:
I know most of these are slang terms but haven't they been used... READ ON
Lee Redmond (65) of Utah is making her debut in this year'sÂ Guinness Book of World Records with her recordbreaking 24 ft 7 inch fingernails. She's been growing them since 1979 (the year I was born). The secret to her nails' strength? Treating them with olive oil and nail hardener.
And even though there's no relation between this Lee and Lee Press On, that's no reason not to look back at a commercial for the fake nail fad of 20 yrs ago.... READ ON
FirstÂ person to correctly answer all 5 puzzles in the Comments below receives a virtual high-five from our virtual high-five giver, Jason.
Thanks to Alan from OutsidetheBoxPuzzles.com for the fun... READ ON
LiveScience reports on a study that shows a link between the height of mothers and the likelihood that they will have twins. The study compared the heights of 149 mothers of twins or triplets to those of average U.S. women and found that the moms of twins and triplets were on average more than an inch taller.
Dr. Gary Steinman, who led the study, explained that taller women have more insulin-like growth factor.
Insulin-like growth factor (IGF) is a protein released by the liver in response to growth... READ ON
This Saturday marks the 44th anniversary of "The Jetsons" debut on television. The show was meant to be a futuristic version of "The Flintstones," and although it made quite an impact on pop culture, I was surprised to learn that the show was originally a flop. It only aired for one season (24 episodes) before it was cancelled.
Then a couple decades later, in the 80s, new episodes were made to go along with the older episodes. There's talk of a live-action feature film being made in the next few years.If... READ ON
Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh played Screech's cousin on Saved by the Bell: The New Class.