The Late Movies: Happy Birthday, Clint Eastwood!

Erica Palan

Today, Clint Eastwood turns 81. We're celebrating with clips from some of his best work on the silver screen—from spaghetti westerns to dark dramas and everything in between.

neatorama presents: HDYK? - {day 5}

David K. Israel

It's an all-new 5-day trivia hunt! Co-puzzle Master Josh Halbur and I are happy to bring you the next How Did You Know?

4 Animals You Can Only Find in Zoos

Jill Harness

People go to zoos to see the animals from exotic locales we couldn’t get to on our own. But some of these animals can’t be seen anywhere except zoos.

Hey You! What Song Are You Listening To?

Chris Higgins

Filmmaker Tyler Culler wandered the streets of New York with a camera, asking passersby what they were listening to on their headphones. Many answered -- and many of the answers are surprising.

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

Jason English


The Creator of the Mad Magazine Fold-In

Colin Patrick

As a child, I loved few things as much as I loved Mad Magazine.

THXTHXTHX: Thank Goodness for Everything

Ransom Riggs

THXTHXTHX is a charming blog made up entirely of handwritten thank-you notes, addressed not to people but to objects and ideas and gestures and everyday things that the blog's founder, Leah, is t

Rodent, or NOT a Rodent?

Miss Cellania

According to Grandpa, any wild mammal that invades your home or garden is a rodent, often lovingly referred to as a "varmint." This turns out to be not quite so.

Caterpillars Who Defend Themselves

Jill Harness

We tend to think of caterpillars as cute, innocent little bugs who are, at worst, garden pests. But not all future moths and butterflies are so defenseless.

Brain Game: Have a Slice

A quick one for today's Tuesday Test Time.

Morning Cup of Links: A Spirited Robot

Miss Cellania

People with long commutes to work have more health problems, pain, stress, loneliness, divorce, obesity, and unhappiness.

Brain Game: Math Square #76

Welcome to Math Square #76, with Orson Bean! Brett Somers! Charles Nelson Reilly! No, wait, that's Match Game '76. Never mind.

Weekend Links: Make Your Voice Heard, Be Part of a Dialect Map!

Allison Keene

Do you guys ever remember to take snapshots from your plane window?

Last Week's Most Popular Stories

Jason English

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

Weekend Links: Extreme Knitting

Allison Keene

Everyone has pet peeves but … why? Evolutionarily speaking, that is. What is it that bugs us most as humans, and why is it that we find what we do "annoying"?