The Fourth


The Fourth


The Quick 10: 10 Awesome Ways to Quit Your Job

Stacy Conradt

I've never been a flight attendant, but I have worked retail, which must be almost as infuriating.

Design Baby Clothes, Win Shel Silverstein Book

Jason English

The book we're giving away today is Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein. Here's how you can win a copy: Come up with a great slogan for a mental_floss jumper.

Dietribes: Corn on the Cob

Allison Keene

"¢Â The miracle of corn (that a wild grass that is barely able to reseed could be so domesticated, and so dominant) is mostly a Western one.

8 Theme Park Rides I Wouldn't Wait in Line For

Kenny Gould

There are many places I want to visit in my lifetime: Paris, Australia, and Montreal, just to name a few. All of these places have attractions I would like to see.

Meet Kevin, the World's First Cyborg

Ransom Riggs

I know what you're thinking -- Kevin? But professor Kevin Warwick is the real deal, or as real as it gets in this early-21st-century version of cybernetics.

At the Libraries: Reshelving 25,000 Books

Miss Kathleen

Every week, Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of library-related items.

Why Shatner Stole Nimoy's Bicycle

Chris Higgins

William Shatner made a habit of stealing Leonard Nimoy's bike while working on Star Trek. Here's why.

Brain Game: The 101

Today's Brain Game will be easy to solve with a spreadsheet program, but try it without. Remember, we're here to exercise your brain, not your computer skills.

Superman Saves Family From Foreclosure

Jill Harness

Time to add "able to save homes from foreclosure with a single issue" to Superman's already massive list of superpowers—that's just what happened to one family in Baltimo

Morning Cup of Links: Hilarious Bootlegged DVDs

Colin Patrick

The concept of Sketch Swap is very simple "“ and quite addicting. You draw an on-screen picture and submit it "“ so that it can be given to another user somewhere out there.

The Number of the Day: 2½ Tons

Jason English

In the 1930s, Admiral Byrd brought 2½ tons of NECCO Wafers to the South Pole for his men during their two-year stay. Related Fact: Necco Wafers originally came in eight flavors: orange, lemon, lim

The Late Movies: Theme Songs Played on Tubas

Erica Palan

Nostalgia is one of the best parts of the Internet — especially when it means having easy access to your favorite theme songs.

15% Off Your Back-to-School Shopping

Mangesh & Jason

You can get 15% off the great stuff in the mental_floss store this week! Just enter the coupon code SCHOOLDAYS before checkout. Stock up for fall! Just like summer, this offer ends soon.

What Was the First Video Uploaded to YouTube?

Jason English

In case it comes up, the first video uploaded to YouTube featured co-founder Jawed Karim discussing elephants at the San Diego Zoo.

Book Giveaway Winners

Mangesh & Jason

We owe some people some books! Our jury has reached verdicts in last week's giveaways.