May Day


May Day


10 Acts of Good Sportsmanship

Scott Allen

If LeBron James' ESPN special left you feeling down about the state of sports, perhaps these stories will remind you why you started watching athletics in the first place.

Using a Lifeline: Is This a Really Stupid Quiz Idea?

Jason English

This morning I accompanied my due-in-September wife to an ultrasound.

5 Things You Didn't Know About Bill W.

Ethan Trex

TIME called William Wilson one of the top heroes and icons of the 20th century, but hardly anyone knows him by that name.

Newly Published: Mark Twain on Interviews

Chris Higgins

Our own magazine published an interview with Mark Twain a ways back, and we stand behind it.* The guy was dead at the time, and had been for nearly a hundred years.

Zzzzzz: What's the Longest You've Slept?

Jason English

Every Friday, 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. Very casual.

What Should I Cover at Comic Con?

Jill Harness

One of the best things about being a freelance writer in San Diego is getting to cover Comic Con every year.

Brain Game: City to City

Sprint Nextel is headquartered in the city of Overland Park, which is the second-most-populous city in the state of Kansas.

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

One-armed Monkey Kills 80 Chickens Li Chun, farmer in Menghai, Yunnan, China found an injured monkey and adopted it, although the monkey had to have an arm and a leg amputated.

Morning Cup of Links: Mojoceratops

Miss Cellania

Japanese artist maps 1945-1998's nuclear explosions.

The Number of the Day: 598,050

Will Treece

As of yesterday, "Licensed and localized editions of Monopoly" is Wikipedia's longest article, at 598,050 bytes.

The Historic Roots of 7 Styles of Brew

Ethan Trex

You don't have to put too much thought into a beer to be able to enjoy it, but that doesn't mean a little bit of history can't make things more interesting.

The Late Movies: Looking to the Future

Mark Arminio

The future holds such wonder and promise, such inspiration and hope at what we, as humans, can accomplish. Tonight for the Late Movies, we look at a few of these inventions.

The Quick 10: For Whom the Liberty Bell Tolls

Stacy Conradt

Legend has it that on July 8, 1776, the Liberty Bell rang out to summon Philadelphians to hear the first official reading of the Declaration of Independence.

The 12 Most Popular mental_floss Stories of 2010

Jason English

The pageviews have been counted! With six months in the books, here are the 12 most popular stories of the year (so far). 12.

Super Mario Bros Speedrun on Top of a Building

Chris Higgins

Here's someone playing a Super Mario Bros "speedrun" (running through the entire game as quickly as possible), but the video of the speedrun has been composited onto the wall of a real-