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.

Feature Films That Started as Shorts

Ransom Riggs

This summer saw the release of two major feature films that started life as shorts -- District Nine and the animated film 9 (no relation, and not to be confused with the upcoming, Daniel-Day-Lewis-sta

Brain Game: Talking Heads '09

There are no negative numbers in today's Brain Game.

Morning Cup of Links: Warrior Women

Miss Cellania

The Top 10 Warrior Women.

The Late Movies: Bizarre Cooking Shows

Ransom Riggs

Postmodern weirdness has finally invaded the last vestige of TV-dom I thought was safe from irony: the tried-and-true cooking show.

Scenes From the Mental Floss Trivia Show

Jason English

Thanks to everyone who came out for the inaugural Mental Floss Trivia Show last night in Brooklyn! We were blown away by the turnout.