At the Libraries: Forgotten Bookmarks

Miss Kathleen

Each week Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books. If there’s something noteworthy going on in your local library, leave us a

19 Amazing Video Game Cakes

Jill Harness

Serious gamers know just how time-consuming gaming is, often making it difficult to do anything besides working (only to buy more games) and playing the games themselves.

12 Luminous Shadow Artworks

David K. Israel

I'm a big fan of shadow art, especially the ones where piles of trash have been assembled just so to produce something entirely different on a wall.

Dietribes: Peppermint

Allison Keene

• Peppermint has long been used as a natural supplement to aid in soothing symptoms or getting rid of "the common cold, cough, inflammation of the mouth and throat, sinus infections, and respirat

Why Is The Middle Finger Offensive?

David Clark

The middle finger is one of our species' oldest and most ubiquitous insulting gestures. But why is waving one of your fingers offensive?

Brain Game: A 20 Percent Incline?

A new word ladder puzzle is waiting for you as the Brain Game Wednesday Wordplay challenge.

Morning Cup of Links: Indymation

Miss Cellania

Homes and college degrees are not the path to the American dream.

11 Offbeat December Holidays You Still Have Time to Celebrate

Laura Turner Garrison

You don't need us to remind you about the major December holidays. But you do need us to tell you that it's Monkey

The Late Movies: Kasou Taishou

Andréa Fernandes

Kasou Taishou (site in Japanese), also known as Kinchan and Katori Shingo's All Japan Costume Grand Prix, is a Japanese performance show.

Happy Ours

David K. Israel

In the 1920s, Happy Hour happened on board a ship. It was the hour when boxing and wrestling mathces took place - an hour to unwind and cut loose from the day's regular activities.

Early Video Game Ads

Colin Patrick

Those of you who grew up playing the Atari, Sega Genesis, Nintendo and Super Nintendo will want to check out the treasure trove of 80s and early-90s video game advertisements at Damn Cool Pictures.

BuzzFeed Names @mental_floss One of the Best Twitter Accounts of 2011

Jason English

If you're only going to follow 90 more Twitter accounts this year, BuzzFeed thinks you should follow us.

Is It True What They Say About Guys With Big Feet?

Matt Soniak

We’ve all heard it before.

A Brief History of Marbles (Including All That Marble Slang)

Rob Lammle

If you're the type of mibster that has knuckled down with a taw and shot for an aggie duck, then you already know quite a bit about mibs.

Watch 'A Muppet Family Christmas' in its Entirety!

Erica Palan

I have been mental_flossing since 2008 and I can tell you with full-blown geekitude that this is the most excited I have ever been to post. Consider this my holiday gift to you,