Super Anthems


Super Anthems


Morning Cup of Links: N00b Love

Miss Cellania

My Father, The Inglourious Basterd. The real story that inspired Quentin Tarantino's violent Nazi movie is even better than the Hollywood version. * The Ballad of G.I. Joe.

The Late Movies: Inappropriate Music

Ransom Riggs

I'm just here to keep everyone abreast of the latest weird YouTube fads; a service I'm more than happy to provide, since they crop up on an almost-daily basis, and I find them unreasonably e

New TV Alert: Science Channel & Popular Science Team Up for "Future Of..."

Chris Higgins

Starting tonight at 9pm (ET/PT) and on Mondays hereafter, a new science show hits The Science Channel -- it's called Popular Science's Future Of....

The 5pm Quiz: Name All 50 State Capitals

Jason English

Here's a good way to kill ten minutes. How well do you know your state capitals? Can you name all 50?

Soil Contains Elixir of Youth

Meghan Holohan

Ponce de Leon famously scoured Florida searching for the fountain of youth, but he was just one of hundreds throughout history looking for magical waters to create enduring youth.

More on Abbey Road

Linda Rodriguez McRobbie

As Kara mentioned this morning, Saturday marked the 40th anniversary of the taking of the iconic photo that graced the cover of the Beatles' Abbey Road album and it was celebrated with all the cr

Revisiting 8 Sesame Street Rumors

Joe Hennes

Are Bert & Ernie lovers? Is Cookie Monster becoming 'Veggie Monster'? Here's a look at 8 nagging Sesame Street rumors and whether there's any truth behind them. 1.

Happy Anniversary, Abbey Road!

Kara Kovalchik

The cover of the final Beatles studio album has become so iconic that thousands of entities have incorporated it for their own use (including the second issue of mental_floss). The original photogr

5 Things You Don't Know About IKEA (But Should!)

Special Guest Star

by Mac

The Back-to-School Kitchen

Miss Cellania

I entered college in 1976. I took my sewing machine and a stereo. Once I met my roommate, she talked me into renting a small refrigerator together ($25 for the year).

Nonsense Rap Lyrics

Ransom Riggs

I guess it's official: now there's a blog for everything.

Brain Game: Summer at Last

At least in our area of the country, this past weekend was the hottest and wettest we'd had all season. So, for today's Brain Game, I offer a word ladder in that regard.

Morning Cup of Links: Older than Dirt

Miss Cellania

The history of dirt. How old is dirt, and where did it come from, anyway? * Most ridiculous exercise equipment of all time.

The Weekend Links

Allison Keene

From the Department of Wow: an extreme pool jump. I would never trust my math skills to predict the landing spot properly.

This Week's Most Popular Stories

Jason English

1. Get Rich Quick: 6 People Who Accidentally Found a Fortune, by Rob Lammle 2. The White House Gift Guide: 13 Unique Presidential Gifts, by Scott Allen 3.