Brain Game: Revelation #9

I'm not quite old enough to remember when the press blasted John Lennon for saying that The Beatles were "bigger than Jesus." Of course, the band had a hard time living down the stateme

The Number of the Day: 110,000,000

Colin Patrick

TV writer Leonard Stern, who co-created Mad Libs in 1958, recently passed away at the age of 88.

Morning Cup of Links: Tempus Fugit

Miss Cellania

A street in Stockholm is painted with an illusion.

The Late Movies: Guess the Theme VIII

Mark Arminio

It's once again time for the game that's sweeping that interwebs. All the clips below have a common theme. Can you figure it out?

The 5pm Quiz: Arrested Development

Brett Savage

Get comfortable, pop a Teamocil, crank up your favorite Dr.

What's Going on in Yemen?

Haley Sweetland Edwards

In Spring of 2010, Haley Sweetland Edwards took us on a tour of Yemen for the Spinning the Globe section of mental_floss magazine.

Michael J. Fox's Middle Name is Andrew

Jason English

Image credit: Maureen Donaldson/ Michael J. Fox was born 50 years ago today. But as Stacy Conradt once told us, he wasn't Michael J. back then. He was Michael A. Fox, for Andrew.


Leah Welborn

You spend hours with it each day. Your fingertips know it intimately. But how familiar are you with your keyboard's

How to Tie Your Shoes

Chris Higgins

When I learned how to tie my shoes as a kid, I was taught what I now know is a granny knot.

Vanishing Store Fronts

Colin Patrick

One of my favorite things about New York City is the incredible variety of stores, restaurants and services the city contains.

Science Fiction Home Furnishings

Miss Cellania

Earlier this week I was working on a list of science fiction-inspired furniture when I became distracted by a number of creative science fiction quilts.

Brain Game: Spelling Numbers

The Brain Game enters Think Thursday. Everyone should be able to solve today's challenge, provided you take a few moments to work it out.

Morning Cup of Links: Bike Hazards

Miss Cellania

Germans obsessively listing all their possessions for hundreds of years may sound like the set-up for a joke.

Who Was the Unknown Rebel?

Stacy Conradt

This month marks the anniversary of an amazing act of nonviolent protest by a man whose name we still don’t know.

The Greatest Basketball Team You've Never Heard Of

Scott Allen

In the opening chapter of his book, On the Shoulders of Giants: My Journey Through the Harlem Renaissance, NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar recounts the time a reporter asked him what profession he woul