Dr. Ruth was trained as a sniper by the Israeli military.
Editor's Note: Every Friday, Ethan Trex digs up things you might not know about various authors, artists, actors, politicians, athletes and so on.
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. It's casual.
Today's Brain Game is for both today and the Monday U.S. holiday, and you shouldn't need more of a hint than that.
Miss Cellania is enjoying a well-deserved day off.
Ethan's piece on famous people who used to teach—including the stars of Rocky III—is currently climbing the CNN.com charts.
Forget about London Bridge "“ it seems that everything is falling down. When it comes to natural landmarks, at least, it seems that you'd better catch "˜em while you can.
It took Allison Young all of five minutes to correctly answer the ten questions in our $50 Challenge. Congratulations! She's won a shopping spree in the mental_floss store.
Update: thanks to astute commenter Baby Friday, apparently a few of these items are bogus.
The World of Isaac has put together a collection of strange moments on Jeopardy!, like the one above in which a contestant faints during Final Jeopardy.
I have you guys pegged as Jeopardy!
Floss editor extraordinaire Jason English recently found an interesting fact: Reggie Jackson's famous "Mr.
Whether you've encountered its unmistakable white text on black background at the gym, in a bar, or on the couch, you're familiar with closed captioning.
Long before I ever knew what a mondegreen was, I used to think the lyrics of David Bowie's "Suffragette City" went like this:
Hey man, oh leave me alone, you know
Hey man, oh Henry,
At one time, soap was soap. You had your choice of deodorant soap or moisturizing soap, and maybe a few different scents. Today, there is no limit to the creativity put into a simple bar of soap.
Today's Brain Game focuses on theÂ preferences of a guy named Ken.Â Compare the four clues to see what the names have in common, and use that information to figure out the answer.
How often does someone who draws super heros get to become one himself?Â Comic strip artist Chris Weston suddenly saw the chance to use his skills to fight crime. Really.