Tuesday Turnip


Tuesday Turnip


What Alyssa Milano Wants for Her 37th Birthday

Jason English

One of our most vocal and visible fans is actress Alyssa Milano, who has been spreading the word about mental_floss via Twitter to her 460,000 followers. Feels like we owe her something.

Raw Eggs: Delicious & Nutritious?

Jill Harness

Americans have been told their whole lives to avoid eating raw eggs for fear of salmonella poisoning, but in many other countries (including Japan), raw eggs are a common treat.

3 Unusual Twitter accounts worth following

David K. Israel

1. @Cookbook Maureen Evans is a 27-year-old from British Columbia who's studying for a master's in creative writing at Queen's University Belfast.

8 Signs You Might Be Boring Someone

Ransom Riggs

A recent Psychology Today article by Gretchen Rubin provides a list of clues that you might be boring someone during a conversation.

Brain Game: Gail & June

Today's Brain Game isn't too tough, but hey, it's Wednesday! Two women from different areas of the country met at college in New England, and developed a lifelong friendship.

Morning Cup of Links: Monkey Language

Miss Cellania

What to Do When the Power Goes Out. Or better yet, what to do now to be prepared for such an event. * Five Modern Technologies That Might Not Be So Modern.

The Late Movies: Remembering Jack Rose

Matt Soniak

I first heard Jack Rose four or five years ago when he opened for Sunn O))) at Philadelphia's First Unitarian Church. project - coming soon to a really small screen near you

David K. Israel

The First Vending Machine (and other surprising firsts)

Mangesh Hattikudur

Neatorama's got this terrific post today on 5 Modern Technologies that Might Not Be So Modern. My favorite bit is about the first vending machine, used to dispense...

The Quick 10: 10 of the Worst U.S. Blizzards Ever

Stacy Conradt

We're all hunkering down here in the Midwest since a blizzard is supposed to be hitting us pretty much all day Tuesday and Wednesday.

8 Chanukah Mysteries Revealed

David Holzel

Chanukah, the Jewish Festival of Lights, begins at sundown on December 11 with the lighting of one candle on the eight-candle menorah.

13 Incredibly Focused Graduate Programs

Ethan Trex

Are you thinking of getting a graduate degree, but want something with a narrower focus than an MBA or a JD?

4-Year-Old Urges: "Give a Chance 4 Peace"

Chris Higgins

So my friend T'chaka was visiting his sister and his four-year-old niece, Aurora, last December. Aurora began a stream-of-consciousness rant about the need for more peace in the world.

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

7 Horrifying Aircraft Landings (in which no one died)

Miss Cellania

Many people board an airplane flight thinking that if anything goes wrong, they will probably die. We board anyway, knowing that the odds of something going wrong are pretty small.