7 Nobel Prize Stories Ripped from the Tabloids!

the mag

by Maggie Koerth-Baker and Linda Rodriguez Forget Brad and Angelina. It’s time to put the spotlight back where it belongs—on history’s biggest nerds!

Weekend Links: Places You Think You Should See ... But Shouldn't

Allison Keene

Lots of people have "bucket lists" (things to do before they kick it, that is), but one author has saved some of you a lot of time by making a list of 101 Places Not to See, 24 of which are

7 Memorable TV Bosses

Erica Palan

Happy National Boss Day! The holiday was first celebrated in 1958 by Patricia Bays Haroski. She felt bad about forgetting her boss’s birthday, so she registered the date as a holiday.

Follow @mental_floss on Twitter: Amazing Facts, 140 Characters at a Time

Jason English

If the Sopers have a fourth child on 11/11/11, we'll let you know via our Twitter

The Quick 10: 10 Things You Need to Know About Norm

Stacy Conradt

You know, Norm Peterson, as in, “NORM!” from that bar where everybody knows your name.

Adorable Animal Halloween Costumes

Jill Harness

Opinions on animal costumes are widely varied, ranging from "oh those adorable little babies" to "how could you torture an innocent animal like that?" If you're in the first g

Introducing Split Decision—Your New Favorite Trivia Game!

Jason English

I couldn't be more excited about the arrival of Split Decision. If you like games and our distinct mix of knowledge and nonsense, I really think you're going to love it.

Woody's Winners, NFL Week 6

NFL WEEK SIX: Week 6 was an absolute mess, leaving prognosticators nationwide scratching their heads.

The Number of the Day: 42%

Jason English

Only 42% of Americans now say owning a TV is a necessity, down from 64% just four years ago. Related Fact: As for landlines, 62% of Americans say they're a necessity, down six points from last

5 Things You Didn't Know About Maya Lin

Ethan Trex

Sculptor and architect Maya Lin is best known for her design of the Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial in Washington, D.C., but modern viewers may not know about her rise to prominence and the subsequent cont

Video Projected on a 600-Year-Old Clock

Chris Higgins

So let's say you're in Prague on the 600th anniversary of the construction of the Prague Astronomical Clock and you want to have a good time. What do you do?

Amazing Recipe Photography

Jill Harness

Food photography, particularly when seen in cookbooks, tends to be so boring.

One High School Class Every Senior Should Take

Jason English

Every Friday, 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.

Twisted Takes on Classic Cartoon Characters

Ransom Riggs

Though most cartoons have never taken themselves too seriously -- consider last week's jaw-dropping Simpsons intro, directed by Banksy -- classic children's cartoon characters still seem to

Brain Game: It's Tender!

Please put on your thinking cap and give today's Brain Game a shot. Good luck! It has nothing to do with their spelling or form...