The Quick 10: Take a Look, it's in a Book...

Stacy Conradt

Reading Rainbow rather quietly left the airwaves last year after 26 years of encouraging kids to read simply for the fun of it.

A Short History of Long-Haired Music: Gregorian Chant

David K. Israel

If you missed last week's installment, check out A Short History of Long-Haired Music archives here. Was there music before Bach? Ummm, of course there was.

Crappy Art Hits New York

Jill Harness

How do you bring attention to a disgusting city-wide problem while making art and keeping a sense of humor about the issue?

20 Self-Deprecating Notes Found on Vintage Photographs

Ransom Riggs

"Wish I were as photogenic as the dog."

Upon Further Review: A Brief History of Instant Replay

Scott Allen

© Ron Sachs/CNP/Corbis Instant replay in sports has sparked about as much controversy as it has eliminated since the feature was introduced more than 50 years ago, but it's hard to imagine wat

Powers of Ten

Chris Higgins

I've written about "Power of Ten" before, but the videos have been taken down due to copyright claims by the owners.

Get the Scientists Working on the Monorail Technology, Immediately

Colin Patrick

When Google launched Project 10^100 a few years ago with the philosophy that “helping helps everybody, helper and helped alike,” they were inundated with more than 150,000 submissions.

Brain Game: A Vice Versa

By changing one letter at a time to form different English words, and leaving all other letters in their original positions, convert SMOKE into DRINK in the fewest steps possible.

Morning Cup of Links: Daylight in Chile

Miss Cellania

You can follow the events at the Chilean mine rescue in this live feed. Learn more about the rescue operation. * The Mathematically Correct Breakfast.

The Late Movie: Eric Stoltz as Marty McFly

Colin Patrick

A while back I wrote about lost performances, and referenced the fact that Eric Stoltz was the original Marty McFly.

The Quick 10: Pansy O'Hara and the Near-Names of 10 Other Characters

Stacy Conradt

We’ve talked about alternate universe book titles for the past couple of days, but sometimes it’s just the characters who have undergone name changes (and in some cases, sex changes).

Pistol Shrimp Pack Some Serious Heat

Matt Soniak

When I’m not blogging for mental_floss, I can usually be found wearing bright orangerubber pants and gutting, cutting and selling fish at my local Whole Foods (and winning awards for it).

Digitizing the Environment

David K. Israel

I’m getting really excited by all the activity buzzing around alternative energy. This was something I was pushing for as an activist in college, back in the late 80s. Way ahead of my time? You bet.

Google Has Self-Driving Cars That Work Today

Chris Higgins

If you've been wondering where your jet-pack is, you may have to settle for Google's self-driving car.

The Dying Art of the Projectionist

Ransom Riggs

When I was in high school, all my coolest friends were projectionists.