Tuesday Turnip


Tuesday Turnip


You're on a Desert Island With One Author...

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.

Watercooler Ammo! A Brand New Newsletter from mental_floss

Mangesh & Jason

This Monday, we're starting up a new little newsletter called Watercooler Ammo. Every Monday through Thursday, we'll send you one perfectly curated, smile-inducing story.

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Children Direct Air Traffic An air traffic controller at New York City's JFK airport brought his two children to work with him on two consecutive days last month and allowed then to speak to pil

Brain Game: Two for Two

Friday's Brain Game, short and sweet. Good luck! What two pairs of two-letter state postal abbreviations are reverses of one another?

Patently Strange: the World's Most Prolific Inventor

Ransom Riggs just posted a great short doc profiling the world's most prolific (and possibly most eccentric) inventor, Dr. Yoshiro Nakamatsu.

Morning Cup of Links: Sushi Cat

Miss Cellania

The oldest dinosaur fossil ever found dates back around 230 million years.

The Late Movies: Literal Music Videos, Take 2

Mark Arminio

Trying to think warm thoughts, I recalled last summer Ransom Riggs had a post of literal music videos, ranging from "Total Eclipse of the Heart" to Billy Idol's "White Wedding.&quo

The Quick 10: 10 Pairs of Actors Oscar-Nominated for the Same Role

Stacy Conradt

There's no shortage of Oscar trivia, so I thought we'd prepare for Sunday's awards by finishing out the week with a couple of posts on the topic.

The Man Who Broke INTO Auschwitz

Chris Higgins

Okay, just stop whatever you're doing and go read this story. 91-year-old Denis Avey (an original Desert Rat) is now revealing the story of his WWII Auschwitz break-in.

More Healthcare Propaganda

Ransom Riggs

I saw this on the wall of my doctor's office this

7 Super Expensive Alternatives to Grocery Store Brands

Ethan Trex

Lots of us only ask one question when we head to the grocery store: what's on sale?

7 Black Widows and 16 Dead Husbands

Miss Cellania

We consider it natural for a wife and mother to feed her family to ensure their health. That's why we are so horrified when the food leads to death.

7 Ways People Woke Up, Pre-Alarm Clock

David K. Israel

Not to, er, sound a note of alarm or anything, but you'll notice roosters are nowhere to be found on this list.

Brain Game: Roosevelt Franklin!

Today's Brain Game has an unknown number of correct answers.

Gurning, the 800-Year-Old Face-Making Competition

Ransom Riggs

It all started at a crab-apple fair in rural England way back in 1269.