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.

Secret Advice for Success in Life: Get More Sleep, Have More Dreams

Ransom Riggs

In this short-but-sweet TED talk, Huffington Post founder Arianna Huffington talks about how she discovered the importance of sleep: by fainting from exhaustion a couple of years ago, hitting her face

Scouting New York

Colin Patrick

Scouting New York was started by Nick Carr as a way to showcase the interesting and eclectic nooks and crannies he discovers while scouring the Big Apple as a motion picture location scout.

Beautiful (Yet Terrifying) Viewing Platforms

Jill Harness

When you have a great viewing opportunity, it's always nice to have a good, but safe, way to make the most of the stunning scenery.