AJ on Alcohol


AJ on Alcohol


4-Year-Old Urges: "Give a Chance 4 Peace"

Chris Higgins

So my friend T'chaka was visiting his sister and his four-year-old niece, Aurora, last December. Aurora began a stream-of-consciousness rant about the need for more peace in the world.

Tuesday Turnip

David K. Israel

In case you're not familiar with the Turnip, it's a whimsical Google search, wherein I type a random phrase and we see what kind of interesting pages "turn-up." As always with thi

7 Horrifying Aircraft Landings (in which no one died)

Miss Cellania

Many people board an airplane flight thinking that if anything goes wrong, they will probably die. We board anyway, knowing that the odds of something going wrong are pretty small.

Feature Films That Started as Shorts

Ransom Riggs

This summer saw the release of two major feature films that started life as shorts -- District Nine and the animated film 9 (no relation, and not to be confused with the upcoming, Daniel-Day-Lewis-sta

Brain Game: Talking Heads '09

There are no negative numbers in today's Brain Game.

Morning Cup of Links: Warrior Women

Miss Cellania

The Top 10 Warrior Women.

The Late Movies: Bizarre Cooking Shows

Ransom Riggs

Postmodern weirdness has finally invaded the last vestige of TV-dom I thought was safe from irony: the tried-and-true cooking show.

Scenes From the Mental Floss Trivia Show

Jason English

Thanks to everyone who came out for the inaugural Mental Floss Trivia Show last night in Brooklyn! We were blown away by the turnout.

Giant Leopard Seal Brings Penguins to Photographer

Chris Higgins

In this two-minute video, National Geographic photographer Paul Nicklen relates the story of a giant leopard seal who tried to teach him (Nicklen) how to hunt for penguins.

The 10 Weirdest Pieces of Unclaimed Luggage

Stacy Conradt

We've all seen it: that one lonely suitcase on the baggage claim track at the airport that goes around and around with no owner in sight. What happens to it if no one shows up?


Meghan Holohan

As I watch my cat bat a piece of foil across the floor or stare at nothing like he's stoned, I can't help thinking, "Gee I wish my computer was as smart as my cat." Scientists at

How the 10 Schools in BCS Bowls Got Their Nicknames

Scott Allen

If the BCS rankings factored a school's nickname into its formula—and Texas quarterback Colt McCoy's final pass of Saturday's Big 12 Championship Game had fluttered in the air

Amusingly Mistranslated Signs From Around the World

David K. Israel

If you've ever been to a restaurant in Greece, chances are you've seen lamp on the menu. The spelling mistake is about as ubiquitous as nude sunbathers on the beach in Mykonos.

Super Shirt Sale! All Tees $14.90! (Ends Tonight!)

Mangesh & Jason

The holiday shopping season is in full swing, and if you're struggling to find the right gift for someone special*, head on over to the mental_floss store.

Mr. Christmas Lights and Sounds

Miss Cellania

In 2005, the world was charmed by a video called the Christmas Lights Gone Wild, in which Carson Williams loaded his house with Christmas lights and programmed them to flash in sync with music, specif