Tuesday Turnip


Tuesday Turnip


10 Famous Actors Who Started Out in Commercials

David K. Israel

Actors' relationships with TV jingles are sort of like that old riddle: What walks on four legs in the morning, two at noon and three at dawn?

They Might Be Giants Release Educational Science Album for Kids

Chris Higgins

Nerd parent alert: new TMBG album of science stuff for kids available now! (iTunes Link) Indie pop icons They Might Be Giants have long been known for embedding factoids in their songs.

Brain Game: As Easy as ABCDE

In today's Brain Game, you'll fill in the blanks in five words by using ONLY the first five letters of the alphabet: A, B, C, D, and E.

Morning Cup of Links: Disney Marvels

Miss Cellania

In response to the news that Disney will acquire Marvel Comics, people all over the net are creating mashups of Disney and Marvel characters. A boatload of these hybrids are collected at Super Punch.

The Late Movies: Roomba Rides

Mario Marsicano

Labor Day Weekend is upon us. You're going away, but the carpets aren't going to clean themselves. Better leave the Roomba on... Clean carpets and entertainment for your

The Quick 10: 10 Horror Board Games

Stacy Conradt

Although Fall isn't for another 21 days, September 1 means autumn to me"¦ which means I can finally break out the Halloween stuff without being considered the neighborhood loony (I know"

3 American Border Disputes You Probably Never Studied

Rob Lammle

This article was originally posted last year. When America was being divvied up, surveyors and cartographers were as accurate as possible drawing the boundaries between these new regions.

Two More 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).

10 Quirky Marriage Proposals

Miss Cellania

Since the mental_floss article Modern Marriage Proposals was published in 2007, I have read about many more marvelous methods men have used to asked for their sweetheart's hand in marriage, plus

How a Differential Gear Works

Chris Higgins

Ever wondered how a differential gear on a car works? Well, if you're like me, your first question is just what the heck is a differential?

Brain Game: Numbered Names

Enjoy Tuesday's Brain Game, and good luck! If Henrietta = 13, Noel = 1, and Esther =3, then Annie = ? Here is the SOLUTION. THE SOLUTION: NINE. Each numeric equivalent is an un

Tuesday Turnip

David K. Israel

In case you're not familiar with the Turnip, it's a whimsical Google search, wherein I type a random phrase and we see what kind of interesting pages "turn-up." As always with thi

Morning Cup of Links: Space Food

Miss Cellania

Paralympics Offer Wounded Veterans a Chance to Dream. The US Olympic Committee has an outreach program to get disabled veterans back into sports. * Top 10 Creepy Aspects of Victorian Life.

The Late Movies: the Weirdest Partners in Buddy-Cop Movie History

Ransom Riggs

It's the subgenre that won't die: in the movies, hardened cops are forever being teamed up with unconventional, patience-testing partners in what studios seem to feel certain is a sure-fire

How Did You Know? - {day 5}

David K. Israel

It's an all-new 5-day trivia hunt, with an all-new set of puzzles, prizes, and collaborators! In addition to the usual $100 and $50 gift certificates to our store for the first place winner and