Brain Game: Another Nief Puzzle

When the Borderlands quiz Kara and I composed was featured as the 5PM Quiz yesterday, I decided to consult my notes to see if I had a state-related Brain Game to follow up with this morning.

Land of the Little People: Now with Video!

Ransom Riggs

A few months ago, I wrote about a unique tourist attraction in Southwestern China in which dwarves from across the region, who are discriminated against and have trouble getting regular jobs, have ban

Morning Cup of Links: Decade's End

Miss Cellania

December is the darkest month of the year. So why isn't it the coldest? It honestly has nothing to do with the power company's profit margins. * Product, a Jon Phillips production.

The Late Movies: Julia Child

Matt Soniak

My girlfriend and I recently watched Julie and Julia (my pick, not hers) and, honestly, I could have done without the Julie half of the equation.

How Rapper MC Frontalot is Quitting Smoking Using Dungeons & Dragons

Chris Higgins

So I'm an MC Frontalot fan from way back.

The Quick 10: 10 Photo-Op Statues

Stacy Conradt

With the holidays here, I bet lots of you are planning on traveling (we are). I love nothing more than to break up a road trip with ridiculous little stops, much to the chagrin of my car companions.

Cow Gets Double Prosthetic Legs

Jill Harness

When Nancy Dickenson and her stepdaughter found an 11-month-old calf suffering from severe frostbite on their neighbor's property, they knew they had to do something to help.

Sneak Peek #4: Butterflies on the Black Market

Mangesh Hattikudur

One of the stranger stories in the new Jan/Feb issue -- just days away from hitting newsstands! -- is Ethan Trex's question and answer piece on the underground world of exotic animal smuggling.

There's Still Time to Save 15% on mental_floss Gifts!

Mangesh & Jason

Hurry! Offer ends Monday, December 21, at

9 Odd and Unusual Soaps

Miss Cellania

When you need to buy a gift for a person who doesn't want anything specific, items that can be used up are always welcome.

Tuesday Turnip

David K. Israel

In case you're not familiar with the Turnip, it's a whimsical Google search, wherein I type a random phrase and we see what kind of interesting pages "turn-up." As always with thi

Brain Game: Math Square #6

The nine squares inside the main red grid should be filled with the digits 1 through 9. Each digit should appear only once in the mail grid. One of these numbers (the 8) is already provided for you.

Meanwhile, at the mental_floss Store...

Jason English

The _flossers who run our retail store/distribution center/business office in Chesterland, Ohio, have been extra busy this holiday season, so mental_floss co-founder/president/publisher Will Pearson f

Morning Cup of Links: Octopus Tools

Miss Cellania

Monsanto holds patents on genes contained in 95 percent of all soybeans and 80 percent of all corn grown in the U.S.

The Late Movies: Submit to the Cuteness

Ransom Riggs

Some people complain about how much internet bandwidth is consumed by inane videos of kittens, puppies, panda bears and babies doing adorable things.