Brain Game: In Motion

Thanks to the crowd of 100+ that attended the mental_floss challenge at the Mensa American Gathering yesterday evening at the Hyatt Regency in Dearborn.

Morning Cup of Links: Zombie Scientists

Miss Cellania

The movie Airplane! opened 30 years ago today. Over, Oveur, roger, Roger, and don't call me Shirley!

The Late Movies: The Reduced Shakespeare Company

Mark Arminio

The Reduced Shakespeare Company is known for performing fast-paced, quick-witted versions of famous literary works.

How Did You Know? "“ Day 3 Level 3/Bonus Round!

David K. Israel

Solve the following puzzle and you may win your pick of anything you want from the neatoshop (valued under $25). Again, we'll leave the contest open until midnight PT. Ready? Set.

How 7 Summer Barbecue Staples Got Their Names

Ethan Trex

If you're lucky, you'll get to spend at least part of the holiday weekend firing up a grill and enjoying some tasty treats.

The Quick 10: Top 10 Girl Names of the 1880s

Stacy Conradt

1. Mary - 91,673 babies, about 6.5 percent of female babies. 2. Anna "“ 38,159 babies, about 2.73 percent of female babies. 3.

The Haiku Elevator

Chris Higgins

Here's a Haiku which, according to commonly accepted English practices, is both a valid Haiku when read aloud (in English), and holds meaning and even a sort of story -- even though it contains o

Where Are They Now? Famous Photos Edition

Kara Kovalchik

The Unsuspecting

Neatorama presents: HDYK? "“ {day 3}

David K. Israel

It's an all-new 5-day trivia hunt! Co-puzzle Master Josh Halbur and I are happy to bring you the next How Did You Know?

The Decks of the Mary Celeste, December 1872

Mangesh & Jason

Our new issue is on newsstands and in mailboxes (or beach bags or bathrooms or wherever it is you do your _flossing).

Canada Day

Miss Cellania

Happy Canada Day! Canada became independent of Britain gradually, in stark contrast to the fit we Yanks threw in the 1770s. The celebration of Canada Day grew gradually as well.

The Number of the Day: 27

Will Treece


Brain Game: Seven Times

By changing one letter at a time to form different English words, and leaving all other letters in their original positions, convert SEVEN into TIMES in the fewest number of steps possible.

Morning Cup of Links: Eyeborg, the Bionic Eye

Miss Cellania

The 2010 Bulwer-Lytton awards for bad fiction have been bestowed.

At the Libraries: Your Weekly Round-Up

Miss Kathleen

Every Wednesday, Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of things happening at libraries across the country. If there's something fun going on in your local library this week, leave us a