mental_floss on CNN

Jason English

Embedded video from CNN Video The fine folks at CNN had me back yesterday.

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

No More Butt Hole Road The residents of Butt Hole Road in Conisbrough, South Yorkshire, England are tired of the jokes, the tourists, and the constant questions.

Hitler's Downfall Was Bad Subtitles

Ransom Riggs

You may remember a 2005 Academy Award nominee for Best Foreign Language Film called Downfall, about the last days of Hitler.

Brain Game: McLanderstone & Associates

A local accounting office employs four men whose names are often confused becaused of their similar sound.

How Did You Know? - {day 4}

David K. Israel

Play for your chance to WIN a $100 shopping spree in our store! We're back with another 5-day trivia hunt! First let's meet our current champions, and big $100 winners, Hoang-Kim Vu, Ros

Morning Cup of Links: Whack-a-Kitties

Miss Cellania

The 9 Most Outrageous Outlaw Heroes. I love these types of stories that you don't read in history class, but would have made those classes so much more interesting.

Grand Old Man of Philippine Art: Fernando Amorsolo

Andréa Fernandes

Saturday marks the 117th anniversary of the birth of Fernando Amorsolo y Cueto (1892-1972).

The Late Movies: The Dating Game

Mario Marsicano

Ethan Trex posted a great article this week on the strange early jobs of celebrities. Here's something else some celebrities did before they got famous...appear on The Dating Game.

Don't Eat the Marshmallow

Chris Higgins

In the late 1960s, researchers at Stanford devised what's now known as the "marshmallow test" to test participants' ability to defer gratification.

The Quick 10: 10 Things at the Warner Brothers Museum

Stacy Conradt

One of the surprising highlight of my trip last week was a tour of the Warner Brothers backlots. I've done studio tours before and I've never been all that impressed.

10 Brilliant (Or Puzzling) Baseball Stadium Promotions

Ethan Trex

For many fans, the promise of a great game is plenty of enticement for a pilgrimage to see their local Major League Baseball team play.

Help A Reader Out!

Jason English

A reader writes: I have a friend who can be quite the know-it-all and as a result, quite annoying.

Rockin' Out with Animatronic Robots

Ransom Riggs

Or should I say rockbots? Yesterday I wrote a bit about Al-Jazari, the 12th-century inventor of musical robots, and today I wanted to pay tribute to the modern-day descendants of his genius.

Lunchtime Quiz #1: A Spelling Bee

Jason English

As I've mentioned before, my spelling bee dreams died in the Lakeview Elementary School cafeteria in 1989. But that hasn't soured me on the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

Edward Leedskalnin and his Coral Castle

Miss Cellania

Eward Leedskalnin was born in Riga, Latvia in 1887. He was a small man, around five and a half feet tall and barely 100 pounds, but he built a castle by himself completely out of coral.