The Quick 10: Merriam-Webster's Top Ten Words of 2010

Stacy Conradt

As a self-proclaimed word nerd, I love when the word of the year is announced.

Who is ready to win a NEW CAR tomorrow?

David K. Israel

We're less than 24 hours away now! Tomorrow morning, at precisely 10:30am, we will announce your four starting locations right here on this blog (also on the following Twitter accounts: @menta

Five Whiskeys Dad Will Love

Ransom Riggs

Tis the season, and if you're like a lot of gift-buyers out there, Dad is both the easiest and the hardest family member to shop for -- sure, you can always get him golf clubs or bottles of fancy

DanKam: Colorblindness "Corrective Lenses" for Your Smartphone

Chris Higgins

I'm not colorblind, I'm just "green-weak." At least that's what I tell everyone.

England's Ugliest Dog Finds a Home for the Holidays

Jill Harness

Everyone says they want to be home for the holidays, but for homeless animals, this wish is often an impossible dream.

Brain Game: Math Square #55

The nine white squares inside the main red grid should be filled with the digits 1 through 9. Each digit should appear only once in this main grid (the red square).

Morning Cup of Links: Solstice Eclipse Alert

Miss Cellania

The only total lunar eclipse of 2010 will be visible from all of North America on Monday night/Tuesday morning.

Weekend Links: The Ghost in Your Genes

Allison Keene

From Shilo, there is nothing to fear except fear itself … unless you lack the ability to fear!

Last Week's Most Popular Stories

Jason English

In case you weren't obsessively refreshing all week, here's what you

We'll be the ones with too many prizes in our hands!

Mangesh & Jason

Don't forget that the most important holiday (trivia) party of the season, the mental_floss TRIVIA SHOW, is tonight!!!

White House Celebrity Santas of the 1980s

Ethan Trex

When it gets this close to Christmas, you can barely turn around without spying someone in a Santa suit.

Weekend Links: Theoretical Colors

Allison Keene

From Shilo, a fascinating link about impossible-to-see colors (or how to possibly train yourself to see them). Reminds me a tad of my link from awhile back about testing your Color I.Q.

Lunchtime Quiz Leftovers

Jason English

Odds/Ends: Alyssa Milano + Clean Water + Split Decision

Jason English

This may sound made up, but Alyssa Milano has been one of our biggest supporters over the years.

The Late Movies: Vintage Christmas 'Toons

Miss Cellania

Take some time on this last weekend before Christmas to enjoy some holiday cartoons you might remember from your childhood.