Tuesday Turnip


Tuesday Turnip


This Week's Most Popular Stories

Jason English

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

Lunchtime Quiz Leftovers

Jason English

The Quick 10: 10 Toy Crazes

Stacy Conradt

I don't have a kid (yet"¦ give me another five months or so), and I don't have any nieces or nephews or friends with kids over the age of three.

Get Happy: "The Rainbow Connection"

Chris Higgins

Here's a sweet song to end a long week. In 1979, Jim Henson (as Kermit the Frog) performed "The Rainbow Connection" in The Muppet Movie.

5 Things You Didn't Know About Wallis Simpson

Ethan Trex

It takes quite a woman to get a man to give up the English throne just to marry her, but twice-divorced American socialite Wallis Simpson pulled off the trick in 1936 when she married King Edward VIII

The New Issue Is Out!

Mangesh Hattikudur

That's right, folks. The new issue is out on stands today, and it's pretty darn wonderful.

6 Christmas Episodes Worth Mentioning

Kara Kovalchik

Holiday episodes tend to be a bit generic. How many times can you rework A Christmas Carol or The Gift of the Magi into a sitcom plot?

The Top 10 Gift Ideas in the mental_floss Store (Since Black Friday)

Jason English

Still searching for the right gift? Here are the ten most popular items in the mental_floss store this holiday season. If you order between now and Monday, you'll get 15% off your order.

Friday Happy Hour: Unusual Reasons to Fire People

Jason English

Every Friday, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else's reply, whatever you want. Very casual.

Learning About The Cryptozoology Museum

Jill Harness

Boing Boing has a great interview with Loren Coleman, the creator and curator of the International Cryptozoology Museum. Loren has been studying mythical creatures for over 50 years.

Sneak Peek #7: Heating Your Home With Bunnies

Mangesh Hattikudur

The new issue's almost here (stay tuned for the big cover unveiling later today!), but we can't stop the show and tell just yet!

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Decorated Deer You are used to seeing deer on lawns as Christmas decorations, but in Colorado Springs, you might see a real decorated deer!

Brain Game: Smashing!

By changing one letter at a time to form new words, and leaving all other letters in their original positions, convert the word GLASS into the word BRICK in seven (or fewer) steps.

Morning Cup of Links: Palindromic Owls

Miss Cellania

A Fabulous Journey Through The Known Universe. You're welcome. * A former police officer sees myriad flaws in TSA airport screening procedures.

The Late Movies: Into The Air

Mark Arminio

Today marks the 109th 106th anniversary of Orville and Wilbur Wright's historic flight at Kitty Hawk.