The Ex Factor


The Ex Factor


Now Batting... your iPhone

David K. Israel

We knew it was just a matter of time. What we didn't know, was how little time it would take. Starting today, you'll be able to watch live Major League Baseball games on your iPhone.

The Late Movies: Card Tricks

Chris Higgins

Tonight let's take a look at some fabulous YouTube card tricks! This first trick is a classic David Blaine routine in which he seems to shoot a card through a glass

The Quick 10: 10 Shocking Hollywood Deaths

Stacy Conradt

Does it seem like only 15 years ago that we were all plastered to the screen, watching a white Bronco speed down Interstate 405? That's because it was.

Odds/Ends: Help a reader out (or hire our old intern)

Jason English

A big thanks to Kevin Wildes of ESPN's SportsNation for name-dropping mental_floss on Bill Simmons' B.S. Report podcast. It was the highlight of yesterday's dog walk.

Michael Pollan Takes a Plant's-Eye View

Chris Higgins

In this TED Talk from 2007, nature writer Michael Pollan (The Omnivore's Dilemma, In Defense of Food) thinks about plants...from the point of view of those plants.

Dietribes: Milk It for All It's Worth

Allison Keene

"¢ Milk must do a body good since it's the first thing any of us drink!

Mistaken Identities and Executions: 6 Murderers Who Didn't Do It

Rob Lammle

What do you do when you've just hanged someone for murder, and then their "victim" pops up alive and healthy a few towns away? 1. Not the Marion

5 Really, Really Expensive Speeding Tickets

David K. Israel

What's the most expensive speeding ticket you've ever gotten? What's the craziest ticket you've ever received? Drop a comment and let us know.

Brain Game: Counting to 10

There has been heated debate recently over the value of shows like Sesame Street on the education of our youth.

Morning Cup of Links: Subversive Street Art

Colin Patrick

Ever wondered how you could be a part of a live studio audience? This site is a great place to get started. * Now we know how G.I.

The "Enfant Terrible" of Austria: Egon Schiele

Andréa Fernandes

Today's stop on the "Feel Art Again" trip around the world is Austria, with artist Egon Schiele (1890-1918). Reader Brandon Z.

Cheetos Lip Balm & More Bizarre Brand Extensions

Mario Marsicano

When I heard about the new Burger King Whopper Bar, my immediate thought was that it wouldn't be the first place I'd go for a cocktail.

The Late Movies: Hockey Fights

Mario Marsicano

I'm not really a hockey fan, but I enjoy a good fight as much as the next blogger.

New Theories on the Origin of Life

Chris Higgins

Today the New York Times brings us an interesting look at the origin of life.

3 Dearly Departed Amusement Parks

Ethan Trex

When Six Flags filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Saturday, everyone who enjoys a good rollercoaster probably cringed.