Scuba Dog Digs Diving

Jill Harness

If you were a scuba diver and your dog got upset whenever you went on dives, what would you do?

A Salute to Southpaws for Left-Handers' Day

Jill Harness

Because the definition of left-handedness varies so much from study to study, it has been estimated that anywhere from 7 to 30 percent of the population is left handed.

Follow @mental_floss on Twitter: Amazing Facts, 140 Characters at a Time

Jason English

Looking for a good time? Follow @mental_floss on Twitter. We promise that not all amazing facts involve presidential

Winters of My Life

Chris Higgins

Director Jonathan Burhop produced this very short film featuring Howard Weamer. From Burhop's description: Winters of My Life is a portrait of Howard Weamer.

What's the Strangest Thing in Your Wallet?

Jason English

Every Friday, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else's reply, whatever you want. Very casual.

Brain Game: My Buddy, Larry

Larry was a manager working out of a freight office near Atlanta.

The Number of the Day: 7 (Plus a Contest)

Jason English

The Wow-I-Feel-Old Number of the Day: Between them, the three Hanson brothers now have seven children. Related Giveaway: Want to see your name in pixels?

Morning Cup of Links: Not Tetris

Colin Patrick

"Smart Clothing" technology is advancing at a rapid pace "“ leading to new garments that manage sweat and odor, burn calories, and even monitor vital signs. * Spider-Man creator Stan

Celebrating the Almighty Juice Box

Ransom Riggs

I am one year older than juice boxes, and like a lot of Americans my age, I grew up drinking them.

The Late Movies: Authors Reading Their Own Works

Mark Arminio

There is music in words, a quiet and careful cadence that each author uses to create compelling works.

December 2014

Book Giveaway: 50 Women Artists You Should Know

Jason English

The book we're giving away today is 50 Women Artists You Should Know by Christiane Weidemann.

Joe Paterno on Retirement (in 1989)

Jason English

"There is considerable doubt, however, about whether Paterno will ever coach a full Big Ten schedule.

The Quick 10: Cleopatra

Stacy Conradt

It was"¦ a lot of years ago today that we Cleopatra committed suicide via asp. So the story goes, anyway (see fact #9 for more on that possible myth).

Uncovering the Secrets of In-N-Out

Jill Harness

If you have ever lived in California, you probably understand the true magic that is an animal-style In-N-Out double double.