Go the F*** to the Library

Miss Kathleen

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

Brain Game: For Two

Today is the last day of autumn, so let's celebrate with a new Wednesday Wordplay challenge here at the Brain Game.

Morning Cup of Links: Criminal Christmas

Miss Cellania

Eating Less Can Keep Your Brain Young.

11 Memorable Christmas Episodes (Including the Bewitched With Tabitha in Blackface)

Kara Kovalchik

Holiday episodes tend to be a bit generic. How many times can you rework A Christmas Carol or The Gift of the Magi into a sitcom plot?

19 Outstanding Words You Should Be Working Into Conversation

Jason English

There are some of our favorite words that appeared in mental_floss stories in 2011. Some are foreign words. Others come from medical dictionaries. And there's a surprising amount of hobo slang.

Reno Is Farther West Than Los Angeles

Jason English

(Just in case you're going that way.) More from mental_floss… What the Heck is Blue Raspberry? * What Makes Fancy Ketchup So Fancy? * Where Do Baby Carrots Come From? * Would a Dingo Re

Remembering Carl Sagan

Chris Higgins

Carl Sagan passed away 15 years ago today.

7 Quirky Review Web Sites

David K. Israel

If you look closely into the Interwebz, with a microscope, you'll find tiny villages of quirky sites run by even quirkier people who are passionate about the darndest things and have loads of fre

10 Strange and Wonderful 2012 Calendars

Miss Cellania

If you're going to look at the same thing every day for an entire year, you should make it something attractive, meaningful, or worth a laugh.

Brain Game: Hockeyball

Time to face-off with a Brain Game Tuesday Test Time challenge.

Morning Cup of Links: Kim's Family

Miss Cellania

Inside Northampton State Lunatic Asylum. A once-beautiful yet frightening facility is now an abandoned ruin. * 26 Of The Best Of The Worst Family Holiday Cards.

The Late Movies: Kim Jong Il's Monster Movie

Andréa Fernandes

Early this morning, we republished a 2006 article from the magazine about the time Kim Jong Il kidnapped a South Korean director and his ex-wife and forced them to make movies in the North (and to rem

Deviled Egg Nog Mixmas

David K. Israel

If you got the bah-humbugs, "Deviled Egg Nog Mixmas," by djcostik will get you in the right mood!

5 Animals Playing Video Games

Chris Higgins

To make your Monday complete, I present you with a variety of videos featuring animals playing video games, along with analysis of whether they are good at the games. BEHOLD: 1.

On Presidents and Life Expectancy

Meghan Holohan

In September 1919, President Woodrow Wilson embarked on a cross-country tour to gain support for the Treaty of Versailles and his League of Nations.