Lunchtime Quiz Leftovers

Jason English

Help Sean Kerr Beat Leukemia

Matt Soniak

Friends and Flossers, Sean Kerr is the four-year-old nephew of fellow mental_floss blogger Erica and myself. He was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia this past Valentine's Day.

The Late Movies: Drill Teams

Miss Cellania

Drill Teams come in all shapes, sizes, and flavors. Some have a gimmick and some must rely on talent, practice, and discipline.

The Quick 10: Konami Code Sites

Stacy Conradt

Up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A. To some of you, this will mean nothing, but I bet if you’re an old-school Nintendo gamer, your ears just perked up.

Not-So-Famous Firsts: Infant Edition

Kara Kovalchik

This edition of Not-So-Famous Firsts is dedicated to Mangesh's wife Lizzie and Jason's wife Ellen, who are both infanticipating and are slated to deliver their respective bundles of joy on o

When Do You Un-Friend Someone?

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.

Niche Blogs for Everyone!

Miss Cellania

If you find yourself yearning for a fresh dose of websites featuring something different and bizarre that you'd never think to look for yourself, you've come to the right place.

Painting Ads on Buildings: "Up There"

Chris Higgins

Here's a treat for your Friday: a quiet twelve-minute documentary about painters who hand-paint ads on building walls in New York City.

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

Jason English

For more tips on alternative uses for Pringles cans, follow @mental_floss on

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Golfer Hits a Rock, Starts 12-acre Fire Very dry conditions led to a freak accident at a country club in Irvine, California.

Brain Game: Yolk It Up

By changing one letter at a time to form different English words, and leaving all other letters in their original positions, convert LAY into EGG in the fewest steps possible.

How to Write Jokes

Ransom Riggs

OK, this is really more about how not to write jokes -- but sometimes learning by negative example is helpful, too.

Morning Cup of Links: Painting Nudes

Miss Cellania

Body art puts paint next to nothing. Artists once painted nude bodies on canvas; now the naked body IS the canvas! * Go Where? Sex, Gender, and Toilets.

The Number of the Day: 6

Jason English

The Ford Motor Company made more money in the first six months of 2010 than in the previous five years combined. Related Link: "Fordlandia: Henry Ford’s Ill-Fated Foray Into the Brazilian Jung

The Late Movies: Get Your Guitar On

Mark Arminio

For thousands of years humans have been playing guitars, mostly in ill-fated attempts to overcome severe genetic disadvantages and impress members of the opposite sex.