How Electronic "20 Questions" Games Work

Chris Higgins

This article was originally published in March of

Let them Eat Cupcake!

Linda Rodriguez McRobbie

This Thursday, Covent Garden "“ typically home to flocks of tourists, living statues, and souvenir tchotchke shops "“ had a new visitor, one who didn't stick around all that long after

Lunchtime Quiz: Movie Actor Face Mashup #2

David K. Israel

Each of the photos in this quiz contains two famous actors from one movie.

Brain Game: Don's Dining Day

I'm still looking for some Brain Games ideas from our readers so that my wife Kara and I can enjoy a vacation sometime before the decade is over.

5 Things You Didn't Know About Lou Holtz

Ethan Trex

Now that he's giving occasionally surreal pep talks and diagnoses to NCAA football teams as part of ESPN's college pigskin studio crew, it's easy to forget that Lou Holtz was one of the

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Man Repairs Airbed, Blows Up Apartment An unidentified 45-year-old man in Duesseldorf, Germany tried to fix a leaky airbed by patching it with tire repair solvent.

TiVo Classics: What's the Oldest Show Saved on Your DVR?

Jason English

1. My wife (then fiancée) Ellen bought me TiVo for Christmas in 2003. That very TiVo is still in operation, which is great, because she bought me the lifetime service contract to go with it.

What's New on the White House Walls

Ransom Riggs

Hopefully, what you put on your walls (besides paint) should do more than just match the couch -- it should make a statement about who you are.

6 Bizarre Explanations from the set of Roseanne

Kara Kovalchik

This article originally appeared in July of 2008. Someday when that Big Book of Sitcom Pitfalls to Avoid is published, Roseanne will definitely be the first entry listed under "star megalomani

Morning Cup of Links: College Pranks

Miss Cellania

Newly restored footage of the Apollo moon landing.

The Late Movies: Animaniacs

Mark Arminio

Growing up, one of my favorite after-school shows was Animaniacs, a clever combination of cartoon mayhem often with an educational slant.  Tonight, The Late Movies takes a look at some of Yakko, Wakk

The Quick 10: Woolworth's Five and Dime

Stacy Conradt

On July 17, 1997, Woolworth's closed their doors for good.

New Shirts in the mental_floss Store!

Jason English

We'll be rolling out a variety of new shirts in the next few weeks, starting with these.

A Brief History of Presidential Vacations

Ethan Trex

We're in the throes of summer vacation season, but at least one American is still on the job.

Lunchtime Quiz: Highway Havoc

Jason Plautz

I'm a bit directionally-challenged, so when I'm in my car, I tend to cling to my Mapquest directions or road atlas.