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4 Simpsons Controversies That Didn't End in Lawsuits

Karma Waltonen

Meet Dr. Ecstasy

Ransom Riggs

At the turn of the last century, there were only two psychedelic compounds known to man: cannabis and mescaline (which is what makes peyote so popular with shamans and hippies).

Amazing Facts, 140 Characters at a Time

Jason English

(Make us happy by joining our growing posse on

6 Remarkable Medical Gadgets

Kara Kovalchik

Martha Mason of Lattimore, North Carolina, recently passed away at the age of 71. What makes her obituary different than the thousands of others that appear in newspapers each day?

Spira: The Foam Car

Miss Cellania

The Spira foam car is a the brainchild of Lon Ballard, who began the project by looking for ways to incorporate vehicle safety technology for pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorcycle riders as well as

Brain Game: Where's the Love?

If today's offering seems like a trivia question, it is. But the circumstances surrounding it are astounding (at least to me).

Top 11 Live Web Cams

David K. Israel

Live Web cams have changed in the last couple years.

Morning Cup of Links: Time Travel Rules

Miss Cellania

How an economics reporter for the New York Times became a typical victim of the mortgage crisis.

Meet Our New Interns!

Jason English

We're very excited about this year's crop of summer interns, who will be clocking in for the first time on June 1st. Here's a little bit about our new

10 American Car Brands That Went Under

Greg Sabin

After the recent announcement that Chrysler would be going into bankruptcy, the discontinuation of the Pontiac line, and the imminent demise of GM's Saturn, let's take a look back at some ot

The Weekly Recap

Jason English

In case you weren't obsessively refreshing mentalfloss.com all week, here's what you missed: Top 5 Stories Originally Posted This

The Weekend Links

Allison Keene

So Miss C already posted the link to the trailer for Mega Shark versus Giant Octopus, but I have another YouTube treasure to share. Hawk Jones - a movie made up entire of kids ... and it shows.

Lunchtime Quiz Leftovers

Jason English

The Late Movies: The Rat Pack

Mario Marsicano

Have you heard the latest Frank Sinatra news? Martin Scorsese has signed on to direct the biopic. Martie wants his boy Leo DiCaprio to star, but the studio wants Johnny Depp.

Levitating Frogs May Destroy Everything*

Chris Higgins

So let's say you've got a high-energy magnetic field.

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