Techtastic Ways to Use an Altoids Tin

Jill Harness

Altoids tins are pretty darn cool, but most of us don't have any use for them besides the occasional storage space for buttons.

Pump up the Crowd: Hollywood's Inflatable Extras

Colin Patrick

The next time you’re watching that sports-themed comedy or epic Roman war picture and you notice some of the crowd members don’t seem nearly as excited as the others, it’s probably not that they’re ba

Brain Game: Unfairway

It's Tuesday Test Time! Fore! Tim and Tom were well-matched golfers.

Morning Cup of Links: Bulldog Boogie

Miss Cellania

To promote the new Internet Explorer 9, Soap Creative developed the world's biggest Pac-Man game which involves thousands of user-submitted screens, and could take years to play.

The Late Movies: the Many Obsessions of Foodies

Ransom Riggs

I know people who describe themselves as "bread obsessives" or "pizza fanatics" -- often they're talented in the kitchen and have latched onto one aspect of food or food cultu

What is a Woot? The Origins of 8 Tech Names

Rob Lammle

Back in 2009, we discussed the origins of the names TiVo, Blackberry and Hulu, among others. Here's how eight more tech companies, websites and gadgets got their names. 1.

Selections from Gwyneth Paltrow's New Cookbook

Chris Higgins

This is so delightfully stupid I had to share it.

LA's Drive-Thru Funeral Home

Ransom Riggs

I guess it's to be expected in the country where car culture was invented -- after all, we've got drive-thru restaurants, wedding chapels, strip clubs, trees, and prayer booths.

Decorating With Projectors

Colin Patrick

If you’re impressed by the things being done with 3D projectors in a movie theatre, you’ll likely be blown away by the work of Mr. Beam. On the Mr.

Brain Game: Math Square #70

Submitted for your approval is rendition #70 of the Monday Math Square for the Brain Game.

Follow @mental_floss on Twitter: Amazing Facts, 140 Characters at a Time

Jason English

Follow @mental_floss on Twitter as we charge towards 200,000 followers. We've got a long way to go. Leave us a comment with your Twitter name and we'll follow you right

Morning Cup of Links: Ticklish Penguin

Miss Cellania

Is Chernobyl a Wild Kingdom or a Radioactive Den of Decay?

What Would You Buy With $3 Trillion?

Brett Savage

Last week, the state-controlled Chinese Central Bank released figures indicating the country now holds over $3 trillion dollars in foreign-exchange reserves.

Last Week's Most Popular Stories

Jason English

In case you weren't obsessively refreshing all week, here's what you

Weekend Links: Soup's On! (Primordial Soup, That Is)

Allison Keene

Pixar explains (in a really short video) how animation works, its history, and even creates a beautiful 3D sculpture to go with it. * I always enjoy, and occasionally use, the Twitter hashtag #first