Who Was General Tso?

Matt Soniak

Zuo Zongtang (sometimes written as Zu? Z?ngtáng or Tso Tsung-t'ang) was one of the greatest military leaders of China’s long and storied history.

Last Chance for Free Shipping in the mental_floss Store!

Jason English

* Offer expires Tuesday, August 9, 2011. Offer valid for U.S. and Canadian mailing addresses

Incredible Shrinking Studios & Instruments

David K. Israel

Soon after I graduated high school, I moved to Long Island to record an album with jazz guitar legend, Pat Martino.

A Big Round of Niche Blogs

Miss Cellania

If you are looking for new places to explore online, there are more and more niche blogs that might tickle your funny bone for a few minutes or may be something you are passionately into, especially w

Brain Game: Real M*A*S*H-Ups

It's Think Thursday here at the Brain Game.

Morning Cup of Links: Aquarium Serenade

Miss Cellania

Average IQ scores have been rising for 100 years.

The Quick 10: Your Exclusive Pass to Club 33

Stacy Conradt

Club 33: it’s one of the most exclusive clubs in the world. Nope, it’s not a password-protected bar in New York. And it’s not an invite-only nightclub in L.A. (though it’s in the vicinity).

The Late Movies: Ten-Hour Videos

Chris Higgins

YouTube user TehN1ppe has figured out a way to get YouTube to host 10-hour videos. Apparently he's "a 17 year old boy from FInland [sic]," according to his YouTube profile.

The Disastrous North Pole Balloon Mission of 1897

Ethan Trex

Three men vanished in 1897 while trying to fly to the North Pole. But 33 years later, Arctic explorers found the undeveloped film of the doomed voyage.

What Technology Wants in Battlestar Galactica

Chris Higgins

Warning: Battlestar Galactica spoilers abound in the following post!

11 Bizarre or Shocking TV Deaths

Kara Kovalchik

How Much Sleep Do New Parents Lose?

Jason English

An often-cited statistic claims a new baby typically robs parents of anywhere between 400-750 hours of sleep in the first year alone. Related Question: Over to you, moms and dads—how much sleep did

Celebrity Twists

David K. Israel

Ahhh, the celeb remake. They all want one... but do they all need one? Some colleagues of mine and I thought these up.

Brain Game: Filling Station #6

Here's some more Filling Station fun at the Brain Game.

Morning Cup of Links: Teaching History

Miss Cellania

The mission to get Osama bin Laden.