Brain Game: Numbered Names

Enjoy Tuesday's Brain Game, and good luck! If Henrietta = 13, Noel = 1, and Esther =3, then Annie = ? Here is the SOLUTION. THE SOLUTION: NINE. Each numeric equivalent is an un

Tuesday Turnip

David K. Israel

In case you're not familiar with the Turnip, it's a whimsical Google search, wherein I type a random phrase and we see what kind of interesting pages "turn-up." As always with thi

Morning Cup of Links: Space Food

Miss Cellania

Paralympics Offer Wounded Veterans a Chance to Dream. The US Olympic Committee has an outreach program to get disabled veterans back into sports. * Top 10 Creepy Aspects of Victorian Life.

The Late Movies: the Weirdest Partners in Buddy-Cop Movie History

Ransom Riggs

It's the subgenre that won't die: in the movies, hardened cops are forever being teamed up with unconventional, patience-testing partners in what studios seem to feel certain is a sure-fire

How Did You Know? - {day 5}

David K. Israel

It's an all-new 5-day trivia hunt, with an all-new set of puzzles, prizes, and collaborators! In addition to the usual $100 and $50 gift certificates to our store for the first place winner and

10 Secret Menu Items From Fast Food Restaurants

Stacy Conradt

Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to seek out covert items at fast food chains around the country.

Spending the Five-Dollar Bill I Found

Jason English

Last week, after I found a five-dollar bill (for the second time in four days), I asked you guys for help spending it.

What's the Oldest Thing You've Ever Found?

David K. Israel

I used to live in SoHo, in a pre-war (Civil War!) basement apt. One day I was patching a hole in the wall when I found this penny from 1832.


Miss Cellania

Have you ever watched a film in an IMAX dome theater and wished you could have something like that at home? Only not so big?

Amazing Facts, 140 Characters at a Time

Jason English

It's time for the weekly reminder of our Twitter account's existence. Amazing Facts, plus occasional insight into the casting of Intel

Brain Game: Pass the Oregano

I'm still fine-tuning my Logic Puzzle capabilities, and I think today's Brain Game is a step forward in difficulty.

Morning Cup of Links: Your Life in Charts and Graphs

Miss Cellania

Why Craigslist Is Such a Mess.

Strange Geographies: The Mojave Desert's Airplane Graveyard

Ransom Riggs

I thought it was a mirage the first time I saw it.

The $50 Challenge is Back!

Jason English

The latest issue of mental_floss magazine is now on newsstands and nightstands. Now it's time for another edition of The $50 Challenge.

6 Behind-the-Scenes Secrets from Cheers

Kara Kovalchik

Cheers finished a lowly 77th in the ratings after its first season in 1982-83, performing poorly against Simon & Simon and Too Close for Comfort in its 9 p.m. Thursday time slot.