Mystery men


Mystery men


The Late Movies: Absurd Campaign Ads

Matt Soniak

I live with a self-confessed TV marathoner, and right now we're plowing our way through The West Wing.

The Quick 10: Adult Versions of 10 Children's Songs

Stacy Conradt

Parents everywhere probably know these songs all too well "“ the ones your kid sings over and over at all hours of the day and night.

The Pluto Files: News Veterans Still Outraged!

Chris Higgins

The buzz continues for The Pluto Files, coming to NOVA on March 2!

Two More Odd 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).

The Genius of Jonathan Glazer

Ransom Riggs

Music videos are an art, and they, like many art forms, had a golden age -- and it ended about ten years ago. presents: HDYK? - {day 1}

David K. Israel

It's an all-new 5-day trivia hunt! Co-puzzle Master Josh Halbur and I are happy to bring you the next How Did You Know? sponsored by the extraordinary video sharing site

Niche Blogs: Focused on Food

Miss Cellania

Among the gazillions of food blogs are some that always feature a subject you know and love -as long as you know and love what the blogger has chosen to write about.

Wiener 2.0

Boston's Fenway Park led the major leagues in hot dogs served during the 2008 pro baseball

Brain Game: Aloha!

With nearly a foot of snow on the ground here in Michigan, my thoughts wander to sunny Hawaii. I've never been there, actually, but I did watch Hawaii Five-O and Magnum, P.I. on occasion.

Morning Cup of Links: Cultural Neuroscience

Miss Cellania

West Brain, East Brain: What a difference culture makes.

The Post-Olympic Careers of 16 Medal Winners

Ethan Trex

We've all been enjoying watching Olympians triumph and claim medals, but what happens to them after the games are over? Does the luge offer long-term career opportunities?

The Quick 10: 10 Fictitious Entries

Stacy Conradt

You know how animators and filmmakers will sometimes slip something a little unexpected into a piece just to put their stamp on it? They're not the only ones who do so.

This Machine Solves Rubik's Cubes

Chris Higgins

People of Earth, BEHOLD! I bring you CubeStormer, your new Rubik's Cube-Solving Overlord!

Not-So-Famous Firsts: Entertainment Edition

Kara Kovalchik

From the time that the first humanoids roamed the Earth, one of the basic necessities of life besides food, water and oxygen has always been the ability to entertain oneself.

10 Secrets of the Vatican Exposed

the mag

Our 9th annual '10 Issue' hits newsstands this week. To celebrate, here's an article on the Vatican from last year's edition. By David