8 Online Tournaments (That Have Nothing to Do with Basketball)

Miss Cellania

Here in Kentucky, there's a seasonal disease that causes people to go a bit crazy every spring. Spring fever is rampant, but that's nothing compared to March Madness.

No CGI Please: Special Effects Before Computers

Jill Harness

At this year's Academy Awards, Avatar—unsurprisingly—won the Oscar for Best Visual Effects.

Brain Game: Another Poem Wot I Writ Myself

Each line of this eight-line poem is a clue to a different word. The first line represents an eight-letter word.

Morning Cup of Links: Defending Pluto

Miss Cellania

Answers Begin to Emerge on How Thalidomide Caused Birth Defects.

Fun With Collective Nouns: The Winner Is...

Jason English

Update: The Winner! The people have spoken, and the winner is "a sob of emo kids." Congrats to Nicole (and Nicole's friend)!

The Late Movies: Aziz Ansari

Ransom Riggs

I'm a big fan of Aziz Ansari, a comedian who's gone from obscure to everywhere in the last year or so -- he stars in the NBC show Parks and Rec and has become a regular cast member in Judd A

The Quick 10: 10 Famous Soothsayers

Stacy Conradt

Oh, _flossers, beware the Ides of March!! If only Caesar had heeded the similar warning he received the day he was assassinated (more on that in a second).

A Supremely Gigantic Aquarium

Chris Higgins

The "Kuroshio Sea" is a super-gigantic fish tank located at the Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium in Japan.

Strange Geographies: the House on Ghost Mountain

Ransom Riggs

Deep in California's Anza-Borrego desert wilderness -- an hour from the nearest town, miles from the nearest paved road, atop the rocky crags of a mountain stippled with razor cactus -- is a hous

The mental_floss Guide to the NCAAs: The South

Ethan Trex

We may not be much help in filling out your bracket.

9 Medical Marijuana Ads

David K. Israel

Unless you live in Alaska, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Maine, Michigan, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont or Washington, you probably aren't getting a lot o

Brain Game: Math Square #16

The nine white squares inside the main red grid should be filled with the digits 1 through 9. Each digit should appear only once in this main grid. Two of these numbers are already provided for you.

Morning Cup of Links: Bagpipe Goat

Miss Cellania

If you can't move your face, can you still act with it?

The Weekend Links: Sunday Edition

Allison Keene

Seems easy enough, right? Just find the red button on each of these levels. But what is up with that skull level?

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Jason English

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