Brain Game: Hold On

Besides being two words long, what property do each of the following two-word terms and phrases have in common? list price, day school, chocolate milk, bath sponge, dirty talk, lamp oil, bran

The Number of the Day: 5'2"

Jason English

When he first came to the U.S., Manute Bol's passport listed the 7'7" Dinka tribesman from the Sudanese jungle as 5'2".

Scientific Reasons to Believe in Vampires, Werewolves & Zombies

Matt Soniak

To celebrate our new "Team Edvard" shirt, we're re-running some of our favorite vampire stories this week.

Morning Cup of Links: American Ethnic Food

Miss Cellania

Steve Martin's Tour Rider.

Amazing Facts, 140 Characters at a Time

Jason English

If you're ready to take our relationship to the next level, perhaps you'd like to follow mental_floss on Twitter.

The Late Movies: US vs Algeria Reactions!

Mark Arminio

Yesterday the US Men's National Team defeated Algeria 1-0 to advance to the next round of the World Cup. The stakes were dire.

The 5pm Quiz: High Fashion at the NBA Draft

Ethan Trex

Watching the NBA's annual draft gives basketball fans a chance to see the stars of tomorrow as awkward young rookies.

"Do Not Change Channel. Taping Dallas."

Colin Patrick

This month we once again celebrated the anniversary of the day in 1977 that VHS tapes (R.I.P.) were introduced to America.

How to Win Friends and Inoculate People: The Navy's Strategy for Saving the World

the mag

by David Axe For millions of people in Latin America, Africa, and Asia, the U.S. Navy no longer conjures up images of war games and nuclear submarines.

Mike Krzyzewski Slap-Boxing With Bobby Knight in 1979 [Photo]

Jason English

File this under Strange Moments Captured in Historical Stock Images.

The Making of How Did You Know?

David K. Israel

Many of you hardcore HDYK? gamers have asked for a post like this in the past.

No Bull (well, one): 7 Historical Cow Tales

Miss Cellania

There were 94.5 million head of cattle in the US in 2009.

Crazy Video: Super-Hydrophobic Substances

Chris Higgins

Today's weird science: Dr. Neil Shirtcliffe shows off substances that repel water in very surprising ways.

Brain Game: Summer's Here

It's far too early to tell if this season will be warmer than most summers, but it's off to a good start, at least here in Michigan. By changing one letter at a time to form different Eng

Morning Cup of Links: DIY Eugenics

Miss Cellania

A beloved and successful racehorse dies under mysterious circumstances. After 78 years, science finds that it was, indeed, equicide. * Moonage Daydream: The Rock Album as Science Fiction.