Google Science Fair 2011

Chris Higgins

Google is holding a science fair online! If you're from 13-18 years old, and work either alone or in a team or two or three, you can enter.

NSFW Reviews of Classical Music

Ransom Riggs

Leave it to Vice Magazine to dirty up what is otherwise the most straight-laced and coma-inducing genre of writing imaginable: reviews of classical music albums.

4 Classic Battles Between Man (or Horse) and Machine

Rob Lammle

Nothing could prepare Jeopardy! champ, author and regular mental_floss magazine columnist Ken Jennings for the battle he's about to face.

Times You Fought the Law (and Won)

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 Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Seattle Superhero Suffers Broken Nose Phoenix Jones wears a mask and a superhero costume when patrolling the streets of Seattle, but does not have Superman's shield of invulnerability.

Stunning Pop-Up Book Covers

Jill Harness

I've always found the art of pulp fiction novels to be simply fascinating.

Brain Game: Adrian!

Thanks for trying the Friday Free-For-All. This does it for the mental_floss Brain Game this week; it will return again on Monday. Enjoy! Meet Adrian. She likes chocolate, but not peppermint.

Morning Cup of Links: Take a Right

Miss Cellania

Carl Zimmer's list of banned words for beginning science writers. Wonderful idea: leave the jargon in class and just tell us what happens. * 5 New Ways to Tie a Tie.

The Real Details of the Hot Coffee Lawsuit

Ethan Trex

In any argument about frivolous lawsuits, someone will bring up “that woman who sued McDonald’s over the hot coffee and won four ba-jillion dollars.” Let’s take a closer look at 1994’s Liebeck v.

The Late Movies: Re-Enactments of Famous Speeches

Mark Arminio

Tonight for The Late Movies, we have a series of famous speeches, recreated for your enjoyment.

The Quick 10: 9 Miss Golden Globes (and one Mr.)

Stacy Conradt

The Golden Globes are coming up this weekend, which means it’s time for a new Miss Golden Globe.

OOPS: Cameras Being Dropped, Lost, and Tossed

Chris Higgins

oops is a short film featuring YouTube clips of cameras being dropped, submerged, thrown, or otherwise lost -- mostly by accident.

How to Live in an Empty Hospital

Ransom Riggs

A few months ago I posted a delightful short film by Studiocanoe, about his job as a projectionist, and how esoteric and precious his endangered profession had become.

Our Readers' Favorite Bookstore Cats (Volume One)

Miss Cellania

One of the ways independent book stores distinguish themselves from the big chain stores is to make their shop into a literary home, where people like to hang out.

Brain Game: Endless, Nameless

It's Think Thursday here at the mental_floss Brain Game. Decipher the name of a 1992 grunge hit single referenced in the following clue.