The Crisis of Credit, Visualized

Chris Higgins

Having trouble figuring out what the Credit Crisis (ahem, Global Financial Meltdown, Great Depression II, Credit Freeze) really means?

The 25 Most Influential Books of the Past 25 Years: Middlesex

Mangesh & Jason

The latest issue of mental_floss just hit newsstands.

What Do You Do With An Old Oil Rig?

Ransom Riggs

Oil rigs are pretty utilitarian structures, but once they've pumped all the oil they're going to pump, they become useless hunks of metal.

Brain Game: In Spades

I wonder what percentage of American households don't have at least one deck of playing cards stashed away?

Morning Cup of Links: Recognizing Incompetence

Miss Cellania

Most incompetent people can't recognize that they are incompetent. Doesn't that make you just a little nervous? * 10 Geeky Tricks for Getting Out of Bed in the Morning.

The Group of Seven

Andréa Fernandes

Reader Wanda requested a post on the Group of Seven, a group of Canadian painters who are most well-known for their landscapes. The group members often painted together, both in their Studio Buildi

The Greatest Interviews of All Time: Princess Diana with Martin Bashir

Linda Rodriguez McRobbie

The Guardian has compiled a list of the greatest interviews of all time, plus some of the more interesting things that happened when the tape was no longer rolling.

Have a Happy"¦..Punctuation Mark.

Kara Kovalchik

As contemporary and forward-thinking as today's commercials and sitcoms purport to be when it comes to referencing that "time of the month," not one of them is bold enough to use the b

The Quick 10: 10 Bizarre Medical Conditions

Stacy Conradt

I have no sense of smell, and I think I might have Restless Leg Syndrome. As weird as those things may be, they doesn't even hold a candle to these other afflictions.

6 College Perks That Might Make You Jealous

Ethan Trex

College admissions are competitive, and not just from the student's side.

What Happened to Weird?

Ransom Riggs

Despite the number of paranormal investigation reality shows on the air these days -- which I'd wager have been multiplying recently more because they're inexpensive to produce than because

How Did You Know? - {Day 3}

David K. Israel

We're back with another 5-day trivia hunt! Again, the rules: Every remaining day this week, I'll be presenting a specific challenge.

Duct Tape Prom

Miss Cellania

Every year, Duck brand duct tape sponsors a contest called Stuck at Prom, in which high school students design and create their own prom attire using duct tape.

The 25 Most Influential Books of the Past 25 Years: The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle

Mangesh & Jason

The latest issue of mental_floss just hit newsstands.

Photos: People at Work

Chris Higgins

Last week, the awesome photography blog The Big Picture turned its lens on People at Work, showing an incredible series of forty-five large photos of people in their workplaces.