THE KNOWLEDGE FEED

Now You Know

Stacy Conradt

In the 1970s, Mattel sold a doll called “Growing Up Skipper.” Her breasts grew when her arm was turned. More from mental_floss… Where Do Baby Carrots Come From? * Would a Dingo Really Eat Your

What Do You Call Sprinkles?

Jason English

Simple question: What word do you use for the tiny, sugary bits you'd find atop ice cream?

Weekend Links: Bizarre Musical Instruments

Allison Keene

These links have involved a fair amount of cosmos appreciation this week, but can I be blamed when there are these sort of jaw-dropping pictures of the Sun out there? * If you're looking for so

Last Week's Most Popular Stories

Jason English

In case you weren't obsessively refreshing mentalfloss.com all week, here's what you

Weekend Links: Wherein a Black Hole Eats a Star

Allison Keene

This is probably the closest thing to an "awww kitteh" link you'll ever get from me (not because I don't love them, but I try to hold myself to some kind of standard!): Introducing

How Did You Know? – Day 4 Level 3/Bonus Round

David K. Israel

YES! You can play this challenge/contest without knowing a thing about the weekly hunt! It's sort of a one-off - a stand-alone if you will.

The Late Movies: Sesame Street International Part 3

Miss Cellania

Have you ever wondered how Sesame Street looks to people in countries other than the US? Thanks to the world wide web, we can get a glimpse.

A Very Tiny Dollhouse with Very Big Treasures

Stacy Conradt

I hate dolls. They just creep me out. But, as I’ve mentioned before on the _floss, I have a bizarre fascination with dollhouses. I’m in good company, though.

neatorama presents: HDYK? – {day 4}

David K. Israel

Please note that Day 5 will appear on Tuesday next week, not

The Quick 10: Itsy-Bitsy, Teeny-Weeny Trivia About Bikinis

Haley Sweetland Edwards

1. The oldest documented bikinis—haute, bandeau-style little numbers—show up in a 1,700 year old Roman mosaic entitled Chamber of the Ten Maidens.

Take Our Survey and Win Big Prizes!

Jason English

We need your help! We want to get a better idea of who's coming to our website, and what you like (or don't like).

Video: Coffee is Pure Awesome

Chris Higgins

So you like coffee? Watch this video. Don't read the stuff below, just watch it. In this short, fun documentary by C.G.P. Grey, you'll learn some fun facts about coffee.

Where Do You Do Your Best Thinking?

Jason English

On Fridays, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else's reply, whatever you want.

Dear Photograph

Ransom Riggs

Old photographs have been finding their way onto the Internet in new and unexpected forms lately (I blogged about one of them, Back to the Future, a few months ago).

Uncontacted Tribes Don't Realize They're Internet Famous

Colin Patrick

I’ve been running across all kinds of stories about uncontacted tribes in remote parts of the world lately.

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