Bill Murray Reads Poetry to Construction Workers

Chris Higgins

In this video, Bill Murray reads poetry (including Emily Dickinson) to construction workers at the Poets House in Manhattan.

mental_floss on Wisconsin Public Radio Today

Jason English

If you're searching for audio programming between 11:00 and noon (Eastern) and you've always wondered what Ethan Trex sounds like, you're in luck.

Brain Game: Math Square #23

The nine white squares inside the main red grid should be filled with the digits 1 through 9. Each digit should appear only once in this main grid. Two of these numbers are already provided for you.

Morning Cup of Links: Wang Chung Tonight

Miss Cellania

Cancer patient Erik Martin always wanted to be a superhero and even designed his own secret identity as Electron Boy.

Strange Geographies: Searching for the "Real" Venice

Ransom Riggs

It's been said that Venice is not just a city of museums, but a museum city, a place to be visited and appreciated but not lived in, where on a sunny summer day tourists can outnumber locals two-

Last Week's Most Popular Stories

Jason English

In case you weren't obsessively refreshing all week, here's what you

Product of the Weekend

Jason English

Whether your mom has a degree in English or she's a math professor, we've got the perfect Mother's Day gift for her. (Or if she's an anthropologist. Or she loves pirates.

The Weekend Links: Saturday Edition

Allison Keene

Women (and men!) have often employed strange methods for attaining beauty, although I myself would have to draw the line way before I got to bird dropping facials, ground pig placenta, or any of these

Lunchtime Quiz Leftovers

Jason English

A Super Sale for Super Moms! Get 15% Off Your Order

Mangesh & Jason

Do all your Mother's Day shopping in the mental_floss store! Use the coupon code SUPERMOM before checkout and get 15% off.

The Late Movies: Horse Racing Hijinks

Miss Cellania

The 136th annual Kentucky Derby is tomorrow. To get into the mood, here are some classic races from all over featuring creatively-named horses.

The Quick 10: Pippi Longstocking

Stacy Conradt

I have a special place in my heart for Pippi Longstocking "“ when I was in about first grade, my mom brought a ball of white fluff home that been abandoned at her workplace and told me I could na

Spider-Man Window Washing

Jill Harness

"Spider-Man, Spider-Man, creates a streak-free shine wherever he goes." For some reason, this song just isn't as catchy as the actual Spider-Man theme.

motionbox and neatorama present: HDYK? - {day 4}

David K. Israel

It's an all-new 5-day trivia hunt! Co-puzzle Master Josh Halbur and I are happy to bring you the next How Did You Know?

Amazing Facts, 140 Characters at a Time

Jason English

Just a reminder that we're always in the market for new Twitter friends. That is