Strange & Scary Stop-offs

Colin Patrick

I recently happened across an article about the Veijo Ronkkonen sculpture park - an odd tourist attraction set inside a forest in Finland where hundreds of human statues are found.

Neatorama presents: HDYK? "“ {day 4}

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?

What Was Your Favorite Album When You Were 13?

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.

Help Us Decide Where to Go!

Will Pearson

mental_floss is hitting the road this Fall, and for good reason: October's going to be a big month.

The Co-Presidency Talks at the 1980 Republican National Convention

Ethan Trex

One of the most fascinating "What if?" scenarios in American political history.

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Maggots Force Plane Down A US Airways flight from Atlanta to Charlotte was forced to return to Atlanta when maggots began falling on the passengers.

The Number of the Day: 8.67

Will Treece

According to the 2010 American Time Use Survey, the average American spends 8.67 hours sleeping each day. Related Fact: Women spend slightly more time than men sleeping: 8.73 hours compared to 8.62

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