Ants are Amazing

Ransom Riggs

I spent many an afternoon during my childhood battling ants in my backyard.

Brain Game: Math Square #35

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 (the red square).

Morning Cup of Links: Washer Seizure

Miss Cellania

These Are Their Stories. Different artists were invited to illustrate one-line episode summaries of the TV series Law and Order, in whatever manner they see fit.

The Number of the Day: -40

Jason English

-40 degrees Fahrenheit and -40 degrees Celsius are the same temperature. Related Fact: In the original Celsius temperature scale, 0 degrees was the boiling point of water, and 100 degrees was the f

50 Amazing Facts for Our 50th Issue

Jason English

We recently published our 50th issue. In honor of our little milestone, here are 50 fun facts we've picked up over the years. 1.

Weekend Links: Judge a Book by Its Cover

Allison Keene

One of the best things about summer has to be fruit, most particularly, the watermelon.

Last Week's Most Popular Stories

Jason English

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

My first _flosser sighting!

David K. Israel

I've lived in Los Angeles for five years. I've also been writing for mental_floss for five years. Somehow it took five years to spot my first _flosser on the streets!

Weekend Links: Super-Slow-Motion Lightning

Allison Keene

It's a tough job market out there, especially if you majored in Classics (hey, steady now...), so maybe it's time to consider one of these 9 Undesirable Jobs That Pay Surprisingly Well (all

Lunchtime Quiz Leftovers

Jason English

The Late Movies: Fun with Zoom

Miss Cellania

We can zoom in and we can zoom out, but we can't zoom infinitely because these are videos instead of loops. But you can get the idea with a few minutes of each.

How Did You Know? "“ Day 4 Level 3/Bonus Round

David K. Israel

YES! You can play this challenge/contest without knowing a thing about the weekly hunt! It's sort of a one-off - a stand-alone if you will.

The Quick 10: 10 Awesome Tribute Band Names

Stacy Conradt

I'm going to see a Beatles tribute band tonight. I know; it will never come close to the real thing, but it's probably as close as I'm going to get.

5 Things You Didn't Know About Ian Fleming

Ethan Trex

Ian Fleming is best known for his terrific series of twelve novels and two short story collections detailing the adventures of British spy James Bond, and he also wrote the children's classic Chi

Drink Up! The Stories Behind 11 Regional Soft Drinks

Scott Allen

Soft drinks, which originated as flavored and carbonated elixirs in the late 1800s and became especially popular during the Prohibition era, have long been associated with the region in which they wer