Coming to You Live from the D23 Expo!

Stacy Conradt

You guys may have noticed that I have written a few Disney posts in the past, so it may not be too surprising that I’m headed to the D23 Expo in Anaheim this weekend.

Whiz Kids: 5 Amazing Young Inventors

Rob Lammle

Here are the stories of four young inventors who have already made their mark on the world, and one who hopes to in the years to come. 1. Chester Greenwood: Easy on the

The Origins of Weird State Park Names (Part Two)

Miss Cellania

State Parks in the US have a delicious variety of names. Many are named after a famous citizen, or a prominent feature of the terrain. Other titles, mostly local place names, are puzzling.

Why Does the Leaning Tower of Pisa Lean?

Matt Soniak

In 1172, Donna Berta di Bernardo donated sixty silver coins to the local cathedral for the purchase of stones to be used in the base of a new bell tower. The next year, construction on the tower be

The Number of the Day: 800

Colin Patrick

The son of a major league baseball player is 800 times more likely to play in the majors than is an “average kid.” Related Fact: On September 14, 1990, Seattle Mariners Ken Griffey and Ken Griffey,

10 Landmark Moments in YouTube History

David K. Israel

I've really been getting into my Instagram app these days, exploring ways to manipulate it beyond the standard filters that come with it.

Off Book: Visual Culture Online

Chris Higgins

Off Book is a new online series from PBS Arts.

Brain Game: Ask Jessica

The name of a single U.S. city will answer today's Think Thursday challenge at the Brain Game. Good luck! The name of which U.S.

Morning Cup of Links: Emmitt Thunderpaws

Miss Cellania

The Body on Somerton Beach. An unsolved 1948 death in Australia only grows more mysterious as the years go by -but there are clues.

The Fascinating Story of the Fleet River

Jill Harness

You've probably already heard of Fleet Street, as it happens to be the home of a certain notable "demon barber," but did you know the street is named for something equally as dark—namel

The Hotel that Takes Money Laundering Seriously

Stacy Conradt

Money is dirty. You’ve been hearing that since you were knee-high to a grasshopper and your mom had to stop you from putting coins in your mouth and up your nose.

This Is a Blue Lobster

Jason English

Earlier this week, Adam Raymond brought up blue lobsters: "About one in every 4 million lobsters is born with a rare genetic defect that turns it blue.

Cookie Monster vs. Tom Waits

Chris Higgins

In this clip, the Tom Waits song "God's Away On Business" is expertly combined with clips of Cookie Monster on Sesame Street.

RSVP for Our Indianapolis Trivia Show!

Jason English

On Thursday, September 1st, the mental_floss Trivia Show is coming to Indianapolis! If you live in the area or are up for a road trip, reserve your spot now.

What's the most Romantic thing you've ever done?

David K. Israel

This is going to be one of the posts where I ask you to share your stories in the comments, like back when you all shared your nerdiest moments in life. The idea for the post came to me while I was re