Camouflaging An Airplane Factory

Ransom Riggs

The Lockheed Air Terminal in Burbank was considered vulnerable to Japanese bombers.

mental_floss in the news

Jason English

There's a nice article today about mental_floss and our Ohio retail store on and in The Chagrin Solon Sun. Toby and Melanie Maloney (pictured), who head up our business developme

Holy of Holies: The Tribuna of the Uffizi

Andréa Fernandes

Today's "Feel Art Again" is a double-header.

Why Do Stars Twinkle?

Matt Soniak

When you look up at the night sky, almost every star appears to fluctuate rapidly in brightness, or blink in and out, or shift positions slightly.

Creating Magic: Johann Zoffany

Andréa Fernandes

Today's "Feel Art Again" is a double-header.

Heart Shaped Meals for Valentines Day

Miss Cellania

We set a day aside for sweethearts to express their love for each other, which sometimes devolves into a "how much will you spend on me?" test. Don't fall into that trap!

Phoebe Snetsinger: Birder Extraordinaire

David K. Israel

Only two bird watchers in history have ever seen more than 8,000 of the approximately 9,600 species of birds found on our planet. Phoebe Snetsinger, of Missouri, was one of the two.

Brain Game: Upturn Renter

Today's Brain Game offers twelve anagrams of various football player positions; think tailback or offensive guard or (as in today's title) punt returner.

Morning Cup of Links: Weird Festivals

Miss Cellania

A survivor of child sexual abuse is still victimized years later because of a video still in circulation.

The Late Movies: The Day the Music Died

Chris Higgins

"A long, long time ago...I can still remember how that music used to make me smile." So begins Don McLean's "American Pie," a 1972 song about the death of Buddy Holly, Richie

The Quick 10: 10 Real-Life Castaways

Stacy Conradt

I know we have some Lost fans out there "“ what did you think of the season premiere?

Garry Kasparov on Chess, Computers, and Grandmasters Using Computers

Chris Higgins

In what is nominally a book review, chess grandmaster (and lately, politician) Garry Kasparov discusses how computers have changed chess.

Where Are They Now? Super Bowl Heroes (And Goats)

Ethan Trex

What happened to the heroes (and goats) of past Super Bowls? Their younger selves may live on in football immortality, but what are they doing in their real lives?

Naked Bears Need To Be Rubbed Down

Jill Harness

The mildly disturbing creature you see above may not immediately seem recognizable, but it is just your everyday spectacled bear --sans hair.

Vacation to Mars: Antarctica's Dry Valleys

Ransom Riggs

Most of Antarctica has about 2 1/2 miles of ice covering it, and that cold, white wasteland is what most people picture when they think of our south pole.