The Fourth


The Fourth


Morning Cup of Links: Primping Possum

Miss Cellania

WikiLeaks gave 90,000 classified documents on the war in Afghanistan to the New York Times, The Guardian, and Der Spiegal.

Weekend Links: The Ruins of Dungeness

Allison Keene

Flossy Reader Joe's amazingly fun website Bad Cover Versions may make you run for cover (but laugh as you do). * Dating can be tough, but dating hipsters can be tougher.

Last Week's Most Popular Stories

Jason English

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

Now We Have Some Questions for You

Jason English

You guys give us lots of great story ideas—too many to answer them all. So I'm going to toss out some reader-submitted questions to the audience every now and again.

Lunchtime Quiz Leftovers

Jason English

Weekend Links: The Dark Side of Tetris

Allison Keene

Bikes can be awkward to carry around and tie up when they're not in use, which has brought about things like the folding bike.

Masterpieces: Robert Indiana's LOVE

the mag

By Megan

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

Jason English

In case you're new around here, we'd like to invite you to follow @mental_floss on Twitter. Plenty more Kool-Aid facts where that came

The Late Movies: Hayseed Dixie

Miss Cellania

Rob Lammle posted some great videos in an article called The Ultimate Superfans: Tribute Bands That Really Rock (you should read and watch if you haven't already).

The Quick 10: 10 Celebs Who Were Once Back Up Dancers

Stacy Conradt

Even the most famous people had to start somewhere; for people in the music industry, that means playing second-banana backup.

Help Pick the Reddit/Neatorama Talent Conest Winner!

David K. Israel

You may recall me mentioning the video talent contest sponsored by our friends at Reddit and Neatorama. Well, the 14 finalists have been chosen and voting has been happening all week.

5 Things You Didn't Know About Katharine Graham

Ethan Trex

Katharine Graham helmed The Washington Post from the 1960s through 1991, and under her steady, resolute leadership the paper was able to break huge stories like the Nixon White House's cover-up o

Humor for Math Nerds: Look Around You

Ransom Riggs

Look Around You is a British TV show, and my favorite kind of comedy -- a parody so subtle that it takes a few minutes and a sharp eye to realize it's not the real thing.

Now Brewing: Roadkill Beer

Colin Patrick

A brewery in Scotland has begun brewing what they claim is the world's most potent beer. You'd think that would be enough of a marketing hook right there.

What Was Your Stupidest Injury?

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.