The inventors of Bubble Wrap were originally trying to make plastic wallpaper.
So many reasons why the internet will fail. A essay from 1995 bemoans the lack of all the things we've managed to come up with since then. (via Boing Boing)
How to wash your hedgehogs.
You never know what secret passions people have, and where it will lead them. For instance, did you know Sir Isaac Newton invented the Cat Door?
In case you weren't obsessively refreshing mentalfloss.com all week, here's what you
Every Olympic city provides separate housing for the world's media and an Olympic Village for the athletes, coaches and team officials.
By most accounts, Vancouver's Olympic housing is a
It was seven years ago today that we lost Mister Rogers.
Looks like the blind cross-country skier we profiled this week won't be competing in the Olympics after all.
How well did you sleep last night?
Our 9th annual '10 Issue' hits newsstands this week. To celebrate, here's an article from last year's edition.
By Maggie Koerth-Baker
Get ready for a little kiss and tell.
If you're looking for some great facts on foods, the new 10 Issue (which hits bookstores this Tuesday!) has you covered.
OK, it's not exactly t-shirt weather.
It's an all-new 5-day trivia hunt!
Co-puzzle Master Josh Halbur and I are happy to bring you the next How Did You Know? sponsored by the extraordinary video sharing site motionbox.com.
Yes, it's that time again -- another auto-tuned science video has hit the interwebs!
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.
You may remember John Green, former Floss writer, successful young adult novelist, and 1/2 -- along with his brother Hank -- of the YouTube vlogging sensation known as Brotherhood 2.0.
Fat Cat Gets Stuck Under Bomb-detecting Machine
A security checkpoint at the Newark Airport had to be shut down temporarily Tuesday when a large cat ran underneath a bomb-detecting machine.