Tuesday Turnip


Tuesday Turnip


Garry Kasparov on Chess, Computers, and Grandmasters Using Computers

Chris Higgins

In what is nominally a book review, chess grandmaster (and lately, politician) Garry Kasparov discusses how computers have changed chess.

Where Are They Now? Super Bowl Heroes (And Goats)

Ethan Trex

What happened to the heroes (and goats) of past Super Bowls? Their younger selves may live on in football immortality, but what are they doing in their real lives?

Naked Bears Need To Be Rubbed Down

Jill Harness

The mildly disturbing creature you see above may not immediately seem recognizable, but it is just your everyday spectacled bear --sans hair.

Vacation to Mars: Antarctica's Dry Valleys

Ransom Riggs

Most of Antarctica has about 2 1/2 miles of ice covering it, and that cold, white wasteland is what most people picture when they think of our south pole.

Chris Anderson on the path to the post-print future

David K. Israel

On the heels of last week's iPad announcement, I had the good fortune yesterday of asking Chris Anderson via telephone what he thinks will happen to print magazines (and publishing in general) as

Brain Game: You Floss, But Do You Brush?

By changing one letter at a time to form different English words, and leaving all other letters in their original positions, convert the word FLOSS into the word BRUSH in seven (or fewer) steps.

Name the Original Not Ready for Prime Time Players

Morning Cup of Links: Internet Truth

Miss Cellania

The Vancouver Experiment. Nothing to do with the Olympics, this experiment involves helping heroin addicts with a safe place to shoot up. (via Metafilter) * Which Disney princess is the greenest?

The Late Movies: TV Series Finales

Erica Palan

I am a TV marathoner. When my boyfriend and I choose a new series to Netflix, our entire social lives disappear until we finish the series.

How Did You Know, Hoang-Kim and Cara Vu?

David K. Israel

First a little update: We're now over 820 fans over on the Hunt's Facebook page! Gamers are taking it upon themselves to trade answers through cryptic clues! Nice going Fans!

The Quick 10: The mental_floss Groundhog Round UP

Stacy Conradt

In case you haven't already heard, Punxsutawney Phil predicted another six weeks of winter this morning. Stupid groundhog.

Stupid Questions: Great Moments in Super Bowl Media Day History

Bud Shaw

New Orleans, January 1981.

How One Small Act of Kindness Inspired a Big One

Ransom Riggs

A Small Act was a documentary in competition at this year's Sundance Film Festival, and it tells an amazing story.

The Origins of 10 Winter Olympic Sports

Ethan Trex

The Winter Olympics are still a week and a half away, but it's never too early to start getting warmed up.

Sale Reminder: All T-Shirts $14.90!

Mangesh & Jason

If you've been thinking about replenishing your t-shirt supply, now would be a good time. Through tonight at 11:59pm EST, all mental_floss t-shirts are on sale for $14.90.