The Number of the Day: Zero

Jason English

There is no period after "Dr" in Dr Pepper. Explanation: From Snopes: "The period went missing in 1950 when the company changed the font.

Weekend Links: Corporate Buzzword Generator

Allison Keene

Who says film criticism is dead? (besides people I try to get jobs from) One particularly excited and adamant 8 year old explains the appeal of The Expendables.

Last Week's Most Popular Stories

Jason English

In case you weren't obsessively refreshing all week, here's what you

Weekend Links: '80s Teen Villains You Gotta Love

Allison Keene

Step right up, ladies and gentlemen, and behold a total of 10 illusions in a mere two minute time span!

Lunchtime Quiz Leftovers

Jason English

Hospital Marathon Man Keeps Going and Going and Going

Jason English

A few weeks ago, I told you about Brian Fugere, a cancer patient who ran a marathon in a hospital hallway in 2005—dragging an IV pole for 144 laps—to raise money for sarcoma resear

Today's Book Giveaway: Mint Condition

Jason English

August is a great month for free reading material. We'll be giving away a new book each weekday.

The Late Movies: Glass Music

Miss Cellania

I ran across the term crystallophone while researching the post 8 Weird and Wonderful Musical Instruments.

5 Things You Didn't Know About Glenn "Pop" Warner

Ethan Trex

Football teams around the country are furiously training for the upcoming season, so this week let's take a look at five things you may not know about the man whose name has been synonymous with

The Quick 10: 10 Underground Cities

Stacy Conradt

As I mentioned the other day, we're headed to Seattle in October. As I was researching things to do, I came across the Seattle Underground Tour, which many of you said was pretty awesome.

What's the Most Embarrassing Thing Your Parents Did to You?

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.

Kurt Vonnegut - How to Get a Job Like Mine (Video)

Chris Higgins

I saw Kurt Vonnegut speak in 1997 at Florida State University, along with Joseph Heller (who is mentioned in the talk below) and William Styron.

Nature's Comedian: the Goat

Ransom Riggs

Any preschooler can give you a rundown on the basics of barnyard noises: the cow says moo, the rooster says cocka-doodle-doo -- but what does the goat say? According to this video, he says WHAT?!

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

Jason English

Follow @mental_floss on Twitter to get random facts like these on a semi-regular basis. They will brighten your day. Or at least give you something strange to talk about at the

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Europe Seeing More Radioactive Wild Boars Increasing numbers of radioactive boars have become a problem in Germany, where they have attacked people and caused traffic problems.