The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Seattle Superhero Suffers Broken Nose Phoenix Jones wears a mask and a superhero costume when patrolling the streets of Seattle, but does not have Superman's shield of invulnerability.

Stunning Pop-Up Book Covers

Jill Harness

I've always found the art of pulp fiction novels to be simply fascinating.

Brain Game: Adrian!

Thanks for trying the Friday Free-For-All. This does it for the mental_floss Brain Game this week; it will return again on Monday. Enjoy! Meet Adrian. She likes chocolate, but not peppermint.

Morning Cup of Links: Take a Right

Miss Cellania

Carl Zimmer's list of banned words for beginning science writers. Wonderful idea: leave the jargon in class and just tell us what happens. * 5 New Ways to Tie a Tie.

The Real Details of the Hot Coffee Lawsuit

Ethan Trex

In any argument about frivolous lawsuits, someone will bring up “that woman who sued McDonald’s over the hot coffee and won four ba-jillion dollars.” Let’s take a closer look at 1994’s Liebeck v.

The Late Movies: Re-Enactments of Famous Speeches

Mark Arminio

Tonight for The Late Movies, we have a series of famous speeches, recreated for your enjoyment.

The Quick 10: 9 Miss Golden Globes (and one Mr.)

Stacy Conradt

The Golden Globes are coming up this weekend, which means it’s time for a new Miss Golden Globe.

OOPS: Cameras Being Dropped, Lost, and Tossed

Chris Higgins

oops is a short film featuring YouTube clips of cameras being dropped, submerged, thrown, or otherwise lost -- mostly by accident.

How to Live in an Empty Hospital

Ransom Riggs

A few months ago I posted a delightful short film by Studiocanoe, about his job as a projectionist, and how esoteric and precious his endangered profession had become.

Our Readers' Favorite Bookstore Cats (Volume One)

Miss Cellania

One of the ways independent book stores distinguish themselves from the big chain stores is to make their shop into a literary home, where people like to hang out.

Brain Game: Endless, Nameless

It's Think Thursday here at the mental_floss Brain Game. Decipher the name of a 1992 grunge hit single referenced in the following clue.

Morning Cup of Links: Black Dog

Miss Cellania

Google invites students between the ages of 13 and 18 to enter their global online science fair. Prizes include a trip to the Galapagos islands and a trip to CERN.

At the Libraries: Our Blog of the Month Award!

Miss Kathleen

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

The Late Movies: Dancing in the Dark

Chris Higgins

"Dancing in the Dark" was a huge hit for Bruce Springsteen in 1984.

Video Games Running on a Pen. That You Write With. A Pen.

Chris Higgins

From the "I Didn't Know They Could Put a Computer in That" department, apparently the Livescribe Echo™ Smartpen is a pen computer that runs software.