Ramping up!


Ramping up!


What is a Mondegreen?

David K. Israel

Long before I ever knew what a mondegreen was, I used to think the lyrics of David Bowie's "Suffragette City" went like this: Hey man, oh leave me alone, you know Hey man, oh Henry,

8 Attention-Grabbing Soaps

Miss Cellania

At one time, soap was soap. You had your choice of deodorant soap or moisturizing soap, and maybe a few different scents. Today, there is no limit to the creativity put into a simple bar of soap. 1.

Brain Game: The Yen of Ken

Today's Brain Game focuses on the preferences of a guy named Ken. Compare the four clues to see what the names have in common, and use that information to figure out the answer.

Morning Cup of Links: Mahna Mahna

Miss Cellania

How often does someone who draws super heros get to become one himself?  Comic strip artist Chris Weston suddenly saw the chance to use his skills to fight crime. Really.

The Quick 10: 10 First Lady Fashion Faux Pas

Stacy Conradt

Michelle Obama is both lauded and disparaged for her fashion choices, especially her recent decision to wear (gasp) shorts while riding Air Force One.

Je suis en Paris! 8 Things I Learned on Vacation

Linda Rodriguez McRobbie

Part of the reason I moved to England was so I would be able to more easily travel to other parts of Europe and the world.

12 More Classes We Wish Our Colleges Had Offered

Stacy Conradt

[Here's the original 12 Classes We Wish Our Colleges Had Offered post, in case you missed it the first time

10 Famous Actors Who Started Out in Commercials

David K. Israel

Actors' relationships with TV jingles are sort of like that old riddle: What walks on four legs in the morning, two at noon and three at dawn?

They Might Be Giants Release Educational Science Album for Kids

Chris Higgins

Nerd parent alert: new TMBG album of science stuff for kids available now! (iTunes Link) Indie pop icons They Might Be Giants have long been known for embedding factoids in their songs.

Brain Game: As Easy as ABCDE

In today's Brain Game, you'll fill in the blanks in five words by using ONLY the first five letters of the alphabet: A, B, C, D, and E.

Morning Cup of Links: Disney Marvels

Miss Cellania

In response to the news that Disney will acquire Marvel Comics, people all over the net are creating mashups of Disney and Marvel characters. A boatload of these hybrids are collected at Super Punch.

The Late Movies: Roomba Rides

Mario Marsicano

Labor Day Weekend is upon us. You're going away, but the carpets aren't going to clean themselves. Better leave the Roomba on... Clean carpets and entertainment for your

The Quick 10: 10 Horror Board Games

Stacy Conradt

Although Fall isn't for another 21 days, September 1 means autumn to me"¦ which means I can finally break out the Halloween stuff without being considered the neighborhood loony (I know"

3 American Border Disputes You Probably Never Studied

Rob Lammle

This article was originally posted last year. When America was being divvied up, surveyors and cartographers were as accurate as possible drawing the boundaries between these new regions.

Two More Things I Just Learned About Fish

Matt Soniak

When I'm not blogging for mental_floss, I can usually be found wearing bright orange rubber pants and gutting, cutting and selling fish at my local Whole Foods (and winning awards for it).