Tuesday Turnip


Tuesday Turnip


Alter Egos


Alter Egos


The Late Movies: Covers of Morrissey & The Smiths

Chris Higgins

I'm a longtime Morrissey fan. From the first time I heard The Queen is Dead by Morrissey's band The Smiths in the 80's, I was hooked.

The Quick 10: Weird Celebrity Phobias

Stacy Conradt

Everyone has their weird phobias. Me, I hate clowns and people wearing costumes or masks that cover their faces (which is weird, considering how much I love Disney World).

How Did the Donkey & Elephant Become Political Mascots?

Matt Soniak

It all started with an insult.

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Mangesh & Jason

Just visit the mental_floss store and enter the code NEWTEES before checkout. Sale ends Tuesday, February 2nd, at 11:59 pm

The Ins & Outs of Exotic Animal Smuggling

the mag

This article originally appeared in mental_floss magazine. If you're in a subscribing mood, here are the

Confessions of a Book Pirate

Chris Higgins

Did you know that books are being pirated? I sure didn't -- I thought piracy was limited to music, movies, and software. presents: HDYK? - {day 2}

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? sponsored by the extraordinary video sharing site

Dietribes: Latke Love

Allison Keene

"¢ The word latke derives from the Yiddish .... "latke"!

There Once Was An Island

Ransom Riggs

Whether or not you believe that humans are causing the Earth to warm, it's indisputable that sea levels are rising, and experts agree that at the end of this century they will be between three an

Frisky Foxes Sabotaging Drivers

Jill Harness

Over the course of eight months, nine cars in Kent, England, had their brake lines cut.

Morning Cup of Links: Hello, Mars!

Miss Cellania

The Polygamists.

The Late Movies: Springsteen on the Ukulele

Erica Palan

Last week, I stumbled upon Uke Springsteen's MySpace. Uke, who by day is Pat Healy, is a one-man cover band, using his ukulele to strum out renditions of popular Bruce Springsteen songs.

The Quick 10: Quoth mental_floss "Nevermore."

Stacy Conradt

Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven" is 165 years old this week.

The 5pm Quiz: Schoolhouse Rock

Tim Harrod

Yeah, yeah, we all remember the Verb superhero and Interplanet Janet.

Designer Saul Bass: "I don't give a damn whether the client understands that [beauty] is worth anything."

Chris Higgins

"I want to make beautiful things, even if nobody cares," says Saul Bass, creator of many beautiful movie posters, logos, and other designs -- see above for a few iconic examples.