Morning Cup of Links: Cosmopolitan Gumbo

Miss Cellania

Starbucks launched their campaign against AIDS in Africa by putting together singers from 156 countries in one video performing "All You Need is Love".

The Power of Twitter

David K. Israel

[update! Jamie Denbo, aka Beverly, has just added a personal note to this post for all us _flossers.

How Did You Know, Kris & Ryan Kelly?!

David K. Israel

First a little update: We're now over 760 fans over on the Hunt's Facebook page! Gamers are taking it upon themselves to trade answers through cryptic clues! Nice going Fans!

The Secret Lives of Game Show Hosts

Kara Kovalchik

They've got gleaming, flawless teeth, hair that could withstand hurricane-force winds and emotions that run high when giving away a case of Turtle Wax.

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 Most Popular Stories of 2009: #13 to #6

Jason English

We're counting down the year's most-read stories. On Sunday, we rattled off #20 to #14. Here's the next batch. 13.

Morning Cup of Links: Unbelievable Things

Miss Cellania

Archaeology's Hoaxes, Fakes, and Strange Sites. As long as people will fall for them, these shenanigans will continue.

Eiffel Tower Blueprints!

Mangesh Hattikudur

Boingboing linked to these beautiful blueprints straight from Gustave Eiffel's pen, and I completely fell in love with

Venting Machine

Mangesh Hattikudur

Forget stress balls and punching bags. If you're feeling destructive and simply want to break something, check out the Anger Release Machine.

Strange Geographies: 2009 Roundup

Ransom Riggs

I've put a lot of miles on my car and my frequent flier card this year, tramping through villages in the South Pacific, abandoned buildings around California, the shorelines of toxic seas and jun

Morning Cup of Links: Blue Moon Eclipse

Miss Cellania

The moon is ringing in the New Year by shining full for the second time this month, and giving us a partial lunar eclipse on the 31st. Too bad we won't see it in the Western Hemisphere.

The Most Popular Stories of 2009: #20 to #14

Jason English

This week, we'll be counting down the year's most-read stories. I know the suspense is killing you, but we'll start with #20. 20. presents: HDYK? - {day 5}

David K. Israel

It's an all-new 5-day trivia hunt! Co-puzzle Master Josh Halbur and I are thrilled to announce that How Did You Know? now has its very own Geritol.

5 Ways Doctor Who Made a Difference

Mark Juddery

1. The Theme Song Many TV shows have had memorable theme songs, but few were as innovative as the eerie Doctor Who theme.

Some Boxy Facts for Boxing Day!

Kara Kovalchik

Happy Boxing Day to those Flossers who celebrate it! On a more generic box-ing note, we've packaged a few boxy facts for your consideration: Crate