PVC Beasts That Walk on Their Own

Chris Higgins

Theo Jansen is an artist (technically, a sculptor) who creates strandbeests -- PVC sculptures that operate like simple robots.

The mental_floss Guide to the NCAAs (The West)

Scott Allen

We may not be much help in filling out your bracket.

What Exactly is Limelight?

Ransom Riggs

You hear it all the time -- that so-and-so is "in the limelight" or "stealing the limelight" -- and while we all know what people mean when they say that, we may not have any idea

The Number of the Day: 1 in 10,000

Colin Patrick

Why are four-leaf clovers considered so lucky?

Puppies Wearing Hats Eating Bacon Sharing Facts (about Charlie Sheen)

Stacy Conradt

Even the dog world is talking about Charlie Sheen, though they're unimpressed by his Tiger

12 Non-Basketball March Madness Brackets

Miss Cellania

We love March Madness! We love it so much that we can't restrict it to just a basketball tournament.

When a Nine-Month-Old Picks a Bracket

Stacy Conradt

Taking a cue from Jason's daughter and her impressive knowledge of presidential facts, I thought perhaps I had a child prodigy of a different sort on my hands: master bracketologist.

The Snake That Can Shiver

Jill Harness

Snakes are generally known for being unable to control their own body temperature and for being terrible parents.

Brain Game: Super Green

It's Think Thursday here at the Brain Game. Happy Saint Patrick's Day to those who celebrate same.

Morning Cup of Links: St. Patrick

Miss Cellania

Unusual St. Patrick's Day Celebrations. From Arkansas to the Caribbean to Japan, everyone is Irish on St.

Nine People with Heterochromia (and one without)

Stacy Conradt

Heterochromia, in case you didn’t know, is just a fancy word for different-colored eyes.

The Late Movies: Kinetic Typography

Chris Higgins

Kinetic Typography ("moving text") has been around for at least half a century -- movie title sequences often feature some form of moving text, and there are tons of famous examples.

Cassini Orbiter Videos: Saturn Flyby

Chris Higgins

Cassini is currently hanging out near Saturn, conducting various missions with its wide array of instruments (including cameras, radar, magnetometer, cosmic dust analyzer [!], plasma spectrometer, and

The mental_floss Guide to the NCAAs (The East)

Scott Allen

We may not be much help in filling out your bracket.

At the Libraries: The Very Hungry Caterpillar Fights Obesity

Miss Kathleen

Every week, Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books.