The mental_floss Trivia Show in Columbus, OH this Thursday Night!

Mangesh & Jason

Calling all Columbus, OH Flossers! This Thursday night just got more fun.

Conversation: A Film by the Makers of "People in Order"

Chris Higgins

If you liked yesterday's People in Order post, you'll dig this 11-minute documentary by Lenka Clayton and James Price.

Pyrophonia: Music on Fire

Miss Cellania

"Flaming" and "on fire" are words used all the time for musicians who are "burning it up," or playing with talent and fervor.

Type Cast: The Japanese Fascination with Blood Types

Dan Lewis

Dan Lewis runs the popular daily newsletter Now I Know (“Learn Something New Every Day, By Email”).

Brain Game: By-Line

The Brain Game continues today with Tuesday Test Time. Good luck! Each of the following seven words can be modified in the same way to create a series of common three-word phrases.

Morning Cup of Links: Underground Moon

Miss Cellania

Air Force Lt. Col. Dan Ward did a cost/benefit analysis of a fictional project for the Pentagon’s in-house publication Defense AT&L Magazine.

The Late Movies: Happy Birthday!

Andréa Fernandes

Today I'm celebrating my 25th birthday. Although a Neil Diamond concert sent my mom into labor with me, I don't possess much musical talent.

Symphony of Science: The Quantum World!

Chris Higgins

Featuring Morgan Freeman, Stephen Hawking, Michio Kaku, Brian Cox, Richard Feynman, and Frank Close, the latest installment of the Symphony of Science is educational and fun -- it's about quantum

Haiku Trivia Contest Winners!

Andréa Fernandes

On September 2nd, we asked for readers to tell us amazing facts, in haiku form. After sifting through some 200+ haiku, we've narrowed it down to one winner and two runners-up.

Words used incorrectly: Alas

David K. Israel

It never ceases to amaze me how many people (smart people, mind you) don’t know the meaning of the word alas.

People in Order

Chris Higgins

People in Order is a series of four short films in which regular people are portrayed in some sort of order; for example, in the Age film, people from ages 1 to 100 are shown hitting a snare drum.

10 Actors' Dramatic Departures from Popular Shows

Kara Kovalchik

As the season premiere of Two and a Half Men edges closer, many fans are alternately waiting to see how the addition of Ashton Kutcher to the cast will change the show while simultaneously shaking the

The Palladium Credit Card

Dan Lewis

Dan Lewis runs the popular daily newsletter Now I Know (“Learn Something New Every Day, By Email”). To subscribe to his daily email, click here. Plastic.

Brain Game: Math Square #89

Today's Brain Game: a brand new Monday Math Square. Good luck! The nine white squares inside the main red grid should be filled with the digits 1 through 9.

Morning Cup of Links: Parrot Panic

Miss Cellania

The Parrot Panic of 1930. Psittacosis spread faster by journalism than it ever did by infection.