Brain Game: Three Threes

Welcome to the Thursday Brain Game: Correctly solve the first three clues (three letters each), then plug in those letters to come up with the final solution (a nine-letter word).

Morning Cup of Links: Logical Insanity

Miss Cellania

The Upside of Depression. The condition is so prevalent that its evolutionary benefit must outweigh the dysfunction, or at least that was so sometime in our history.

Welcome to the World, William Tyler Pearson!

Jason English

William Tyler Pearson -- male heir to the mental_floss fortune -- entered the world on Tuesday. Mother and baby are doing great.

The Late Movies: Male Seahorses Giving Birth

Chris Higgins

Seahorses are unusual in the animal kingdom: the males actually carry and deliver the babies.

The Quick 10: 10 St. Patrick's Day Parades

Stacy Conradt

In some cities, it's not St. Patrick's Day without the parade. We have one in Des Moines, but (gasp) I've never been.

Small River Cemetery No. 5

Chris Higgins

There's a 4,000-year-old cemetery in the desert north of Tibet known as Small River Cemetery No. 5.

The Secret Society for Creative Philanthropy

Jill Harness

If you were walking through the pouring rain and someone offered you an umbrella, would you accept it or assume it was some sort of weird scam?

This Post, Should You Choose to Read It: Remembering Peter Graves

Kara Kovalchik

Veteran actor Peter Graves passed away last weekend.

The mental_floss Guide to the NCAAs: The Midwest

Ethan Trex

Let's keep our _flossy take on March Madness rolling with 16 facts you might not have known about the 16 schools who are dancing in the Midwest

The Space Where a Pirouette Meets a Silhouette

David K. Israel

When I was a kid, my parents had a few cut-paper shadow portraits hanging on the walls of me and my brother. Little did I know then that we were following the lineage started by Louis XV!

Brain Game: Late for Work

Today's Brain Game is a logic puzzle. It's not a difficult one, but it is Wednesday, after all.

Morning Cup of Links: St. Patricks Day

Miss Cellania

7 Things You Didn't Know About Leprechauns. For starters, they have nothing whatsoever to do with St.

The Late Movies: Irish Dancing Parodies

Erica Palan

Back during the fourth season of Friends, it was revealed during a trivia game that Chandler Bing is terrified of Michael Flatley, Lord of the Dance.

The Quick 10: 10 Pats Born on St. Patrick's Day

Stacy Conradt

I know St. Patrick's Day isn't until tomorrow, but I thought I'd give you some conversation fodder in advance.

Dogs That Don't Let The Bed Bugs Bite

Jill Harness

I remember that as a child I always thought the expression "don't let the bed bugs bite" sounded outdated.