$50 Challenge


$50 Challenge


An Underwater River?

Jill Harness

Mexico is home to some of the deepest, most complex cave systems in the world, but the Cenote Angelita is notable not only for its size but for its incredible underwater river systems.

Puppies Wearing Hats Eating Bacon Sharing Facts (about Joan of Arc)

Stacy Conradt

Since yesterday was the day we celebrate her birthday (we don't really know for sure when it was and neither did Joan), our puppies would like to share a few facts with you about Joan of Bark.

Adorable Kids With Obsolete Technology

Chris Higgins

Ready to feel really old? In this video, some French-Canadian kids are presented with technology from the 80's and 90's.

Reaching The World's Coolest (and Most Isolated) Lake

Ransom Riggs

If you ever wondered what the coolest lake in the world is, wonder no more. It's called Lake Vostok, and it's in Antarctica.

The World's Cutest Janitors

Jill Harness

Neo and Tuxedo are Boston terriers who've already become famous thanks to their skateboarding video and their shopping video.

May the Force of Typography Be With You

Colin Patrick

There's no shortage of typography content on the web. And the internet is brewing over with everything Star Wars-related.

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Twins Born in Different Years Madisen Carin Lewis was born at 11:59 PM last Friday. Her twin brother, Aiden Everette Lewis was born a minute later by cesarean section in Rockford, Illinois.

Brain Game: Values! Values! Values!

Thanks for giving the Friday Free-For-All a shot. The mental_floss Brain Game will return on Monday.

Morning Cup of Links: Dancing Lights

Miss Cellania

A stay-at-home mom gives "a warning from the front lines." Making choices between kids, career, or both is harder than ever when your preference can backfire on you years later. * Doctor W

The Late Movies: Best of 2010 Mashups

Mark Arminio

As we kick off 2011, it's common to look back at the highlights of the previous year; the highs and lows, the things that inspired and entertained us and how we lived for the past 365 days.

The Quick 14: The Banned Words List

Stacy Conradt

Every year, Lake Superior State University releases its banned words list based on overused words and phrases for the year.

Bowling For No Dollars: College Bowl Game Economics

Ethan Trex

College football fans will get to enjoy the BCS National Championship Game on Monday night, but before Auburn and Oregon take the field a few more bowl games will give us our pigskin fix.

Odds/Ends: Stuff We Promised to Give Away Ages Ago

Jason English

We've got a couple outstanding giveaways we need to wrap up.

12 Bookstore Cats

Miss Cellania

Books and cats go together as well as peanut butter and jelly. You could file them under "things that are nice to curl up with" -at the same time!

Ask MetaFilter Contains Everything You'll Ever Want to Know

Chris Higgins

Ask MetaFilter is a community site in which people ask and answer questions.