7 Towns That Changed Their Names (And 4 That Almost Did)

Scott Allen

In March, the city of Topeka, Kansas, unofficially changed its name to Google for a month in an effort to promote itself as an attractive destination for the tech giant to test its new fiber-optic tec

Vortex Cannon Proves: Three Little Pigs Were Right

Chris Higgins

This BBC video from Bang Goes the Theory demonstrates that sufficiently powerful huffing and puffing will indeed blow your (poorly constructed) house down.

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Longest Tennis Match in History John Isner and Nicolas Mahut began their first-round match at Wimbledon on Tuesday.

Brain Game: Hold On

Besides being two words long, what property do each of the following two-word terms and phrases have in common? list price, day school, chocolate milk, bath sponge, dirty talk, lamp oil, bran

The Number of the Day: 5'2"

Jason English

When he first came to the U.S., Manute Bol's passport listed the 7'7" Dinka tribesman from the Sudanese jungle as 5'2".

Scientific Reasons to Believe in Vampires, Werewolves & Zombies

Matt Soniak

To celebrate our new "Team Edvard" shirt, we're re-running some of our favorite vampire stories this week.

Morning Cup of Links: American Ethnic Food

Miss Cellania

Steve Martin's Tour Rider.

Amazing Facts, 140 Characters at a Time

Jason English

If you're ready to take our relationship to the next level, perhaps you'd like to follow mental_floss on Twitter.

The Late Movies: US vs Algeria Reactions!

Mark Arminio

Yesterday the US Men's National Team defeated Algeria 1-0 to advance to the next round of the World Cup. The stakes were dire.

The 5pm Quiz: High Fashion at the NBA Draft

Ethan Trex

Watching the NBA's annual draft gives basketball fans a chance to see the stars of tomorrow as awkward young rookies.

"Do Not Change Channel. Taping Dallas."

Colin Patrick

This month we once again celebrated the anniversary of the day in 1977 that VHS tapes (R.I.P.) were introduced to America.

How to Win Friends and Inoculate People: The Navy's Strategy for Saving the World

the mag

by David Axe For millions of people in Latin America, Africa, and Asia, the U.S. Navy no longer conjures up images of war games and nuclear submarines.

Mike Krzyzewski Slap-Boxing With Bobby Knight in 1979 [Photo]

Jason English

File this under Strange Moments Captured in Historical Stock Images.

The Making of How Did You Know?

David K. Israel

Many of you hardcore HDYK? gamers have asked for a post like this in the past.

No Bull (well, one): 7 Historical Cow Tales

Miss Cellania

There were 94.5 million head of cattle in the US in 2009.