THE KNOWLEDGE FEED

Leslie Nielsen's Grin-Inducing Grave

Colin Patrick

The comedy world lost a legend last November when Leslie “Don’t Call Me Shirley” Nielsen passed away.

Movies You Weren't Allowed to Watch

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.

The Number of the Day: 4%

Colin Patrick

According to a statistic cited in the book The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry, approximately 4% of business leaders fit the definition of a psychopath.

All Chewie, All the Time

Chris Higgins

Want to see every Chewbacca appearance in the original Star Wars trilogy? Of course you do; you've got nothing better to do today.

Gorgeous Short Film Made from Cassini Mission Footage

Ransom Riggs

CASSINI MISSION from cabbas on Vimeo. Space mission footage can look a little dull and, well, scientific sometimes, but filmmaker Chris Abbas managed to imbue images captured by the Cassini mission

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Man Shoots Store Over Crawfish Larry Wayne Kelly of Ensley, Florida, found he could not buy crawfish from a seafood market on Sunday evening because they were out of stock.

Brain Game: Mmmm, Mmmm, Mmmm, Mmmm

The end of the workweek arrived none too soon, but lo and behold, it's Free-for-all Friday once again at the mentalfloss.com Brain Game.

Morning Cup of Links: Birthday Balloons

Miss Cellania

The Mystery of the Canadian Whiskey Fungus. This detective story will keep you at the edge of your seat, even as you keep reminding yourself that it's about fungus. * Adam Ruben, PhD.

Why Michael Jordan's Fancy New Sneakers Cost $5,000 Per Game

Ethan Trex

Who doesn’t love Air Jordans? They’re favorites of everyone from basketball players to the fashion conscious.

The Quick 10: 10 Iconic Movie Costumes Owned By Debbie Reynolds

Stacy Conradt

Long before it was popular to do so, Debbie Reynolds collected Hollywood memorabilia.

Spell Along at Home!

Jason English

If you're watching the 84th Scripps National Spelling Bee and want to play along at home, here are a few spelling quizzes we've run over the

The Late Movies: Guess the Theme VII

Mark Arminio

It's Thursday night and it's once again time to test your knowledge! The clips below have a common theme. Can you guess it? Leave your answers in the comments.

Kurt Vonnegut's Story Diagrams

Chris Higgins

In this four-minute video clip, the late author Kurt Vonnegut shows us his "story shapes" -- simple graphs of plots along two axes.

Not-So-Famous Firsts: Tornado Edition

Kara Kovalchik

It is believed that a journal entry made by Massachusetts Bay Colony governor John Winthrop on July 5, 1643, is the first recorded sighting of a tornado in what would become the United States.

The Weirdest Weapons of the Allies

Jill Harness

During World War II, it seems that the Allies were willing to experiment with just about anything that could potentially help them win the war. Including a stink bomb.

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