How Did You Know? "“ Day 1 Level 3/Bonus Round!

David K. Israel

It's the moment you've all been waiting for! Answer the Level 3 bonus-round question correctly and you may win your pick of anything you want from the neatoshop (valued under $25). Ready?

Steve Martin's Response to Fan Mail

Colin Patrick

I'm sure most celebrities have wondered at one time or another whether they should really attempt to reply to each fan letter they receive with a personalized, hand-written response - or just hav

The Final Moments of the Civil War

Mangesh & Jason

Our new issue is on newsstands and in mailboxes (or beach bags or bathrooms or wherever it is you do your _flossing).

The Amazing Stories of 6 Sudden Savants

Rob Lammle

For nearly 50 years, Dr.

Why Do People Play Farmville?

Chris Higgins

Farmville is a popular online game, usually played through Facebook, but now available on platforms including the iPhone.

Neatorama presents: HDYK? - {day 1}

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?

A Bovine Gift from the Heart

Miss Cellania

Last week we had seven cow tales, but here's one that can't be told in just a simple paragraph. The story of the Masai village of Enoosaen and their gift of cattle is a story you won't

The Number of the Day: 6

Jason English

There were originally 6 flavors of Klondike bars, all coated in chocolate: vanilla, strawberry, chocolate, grape, maple, and cherry. [Source: Everybody Loves Ice Cream: The Whole Scoop on America&#

Brain Game: The Meaning of Life

Just a reminder that yours truly and wife Kara, along with mental_floss co-founder and president Will Pearson and mental_floss VP Toby Maloney will give a presentation at this year's national M

Morning Cup of Links: Literary Cocktails

Miss Cellania

There was a lot more to basketball star Manute Bol than his NBA career, as you'll see in this tribute that was written before his death.

All mental_floss T-Shirts Are $14.90! Sale Ends Tonight!

Mangesh & Jason

Now's the time to add something fun to your t-shirt drawer! To celebrate the release of our new blockbuster "Team Edvard" shirt, all our shirts are on sale for $14.90.

The Late Movies: Happy Birthday, John Cusack!

Erica Palan

In 1989, the world fell madly in love with Lloyd Dobbler, a nerdy and adorable high school boy played by John Cusack in the 1989 movie Say Anything...

The Final Resting Place of the Russian Mafia

Mangesh & Jason

Our new issue is on newsstands and in mailboxes (or beach bags or bathrooms or wherever it is you do your _flossing).

Pimp Your Desk: Luxury Office Supplies

Will Treece

Embarrassed by your army-surplus desk chair? Tired of your second-hand pencil sharpener and bookends? Never fear!

8 Countries With Fascinating Baby Naming Laws

David K. Israel

Here in the U.S., you can name your kid almost anything, but that's not the case everywhere in the world.