The Loneliest Plant on Earth

Jill Harness

Encephalartos woodii is the plant equivalent of Lonesome George, the world's last remaining giant Galapagos tortoise.

Brain Game: I Can't Drive 45

We've been putting the final touches on the next issue of mental_floss magazine (our July/August issue), so I haven't had time to put together a Really, Really Bad Rebus for the Brain Game f

Morning Cup of Links: Spam and Veggies

Miss Cellania

What It's Like to Get a Breast Reduction, a major step that made a major difference in one young woman's life. One illustration is NSFW.

The Late Movies: Incredible Rallies

Colin Patrick

Roger Federer & Lleyton Hewitt go back and forth seemingly forever in this unbelievable tennis

Napoleon VS. Napoleon

David K. Israel

Epic Rap Battle time! Who do you think would win in a match between Napoleon Bonaparte and Napoleon Dynamite?

Lincoln Logs' Famous Inventor - and How Much He Sold Out For

Stacy Conradt

You can probably deduce who John Lloyd Wright’s famous dad was.

Your Camping Equipment's Fascinating History

Rob Lammle

Now that spring has sprung, you might be planning a weekend camping trip with your family or friends.

What Aphrodisiacs Actually Work?

Meghan Holohan

When Aztec emperor Montezuma wanted to set the mood for a special lady, he ate fistfuls of cacao beans.

At the Libraries: Book Covers That Didn't Get Used

Miss Kathleen

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

Dietribes: Pepper Your Conversation

Allison Keene

• First things first: Differently colored peppers are not different peppers at all! Typically, they signify various stages of growth and maturity.

The Number of the Day: 115

Colin Patrick

As many as 115 acres of watermelon crop in the Jiangsu province of China have been lost due to the use of a growth accelerator called forchlorfenuron, which caused the fruit to grow so large that they

Armchair Sleuths: The Vidocq Society

Allison Keene

Recently I watched a great TV movie called "The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher," (also a book) based on a creepy and scandalous Victorian murder of a young boy in an English manor.

Siberia: What's in a Name?

Ransom Riggs

I've become increasingly fascinated with Siberia lately, that most evocative and extreme of geographies.

Brain Game: The Big Gift

Today's Wednesday Wordplay segment at the Brain Game is a word ladder, just aching for you to solve it.

Morning Cup of Links: Night Terrors

Miss Cellania

Many items belonging to Ted Kaczynski (The Unabomber) are up for auction. Proceeds go to his victims, but does this sort of sale just glamorize his crimes?