Woody's Winners, NFL Week 1

NFL WEEK ONE: The fact that my first pick is the Rams should make it clear that this isn’t your typical stack of NFL predictions.

Creative 404 Error Messages

Colin Patrick

While recently Stumbling around the interweb, I encountered a webpage that wouldn't load properly - a pretty common occurrence when you spend as much time online as I do.

Brain Game: Five-by-Five #1

Five-by-Five puzzles aren't difficult, they're just an exercise for the noggin. Enjoy! Place the following words into a 5 × 5 grid so that they link together.

Why Coffee, Cigarettes and Booze Can Be Good For You

Ransom Riggs

Recently, a couple of surprising studies have turned the tables -- albeit in an admittedly minor way -- on the conventional wisdom about smoking, boozing, and drinking coffee.

Morning Cup of Links: Princess Heroes

Miss Cellania

The 5 Strangest Things Evolution Left in Your Body. The human body has extra features that we don't use, but our ancestors needed a long, long time ago.

The Late Movies: Wendy's Training Videos

Chris Higgins

You're in for a treat tonight. Below, I've collected a series of vintage Wendy's training videos, all apparently from the 80's.

The Quick 10: 10 Works of Post-it Art

Stacy Conradt

Who says you need expensive materials to make art? Other than a somewhat flat surface, all you really need are a few hundred of that denizen of office supply cabinets everywhere: the Post-it Note.

How to Scare a Speedy Driver

Colin Patrick

When I was a kid my family visited the Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum in Myrtle Beach.

At the Libraries: Bookshelf Porn

Miss Kathleen

Every Wednesday, Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books.

Cure Homesickness With a mental_floss Care Package

Mangesh & Jason

Got a homesick student or soldier? If the pizza box doesn't bring a smile to their face, the stuff inside surely will!

TV-Holic: Still on Gilligan’s Island

Kara Kovalchik

Last month we took you on a three-hour tour (give or take) of Gilligan's Island. But there's so much more to tell! Just sit right back and you'll find out where the S.S.

A 117-Year-Old Piece of Cheese

Chris Higgins

Clare Burson owns a piece of cheese that's 117 years old (pictured at left). It has survived wars, crossed continents, and now resides in her apartment in New York, sealed in a glass jar.

Root (or boot) all 32 NFL teams

Coming Thursday: Woody's Winners for Week 1! In the meantime, mental_floss has your football fix right here.

Dietribes: Banana Rama

Allison Keene

• "In recorded history, bananas date back to around 600 B.C.E., when they were mentioned in Buddhist texts.

A Short History of Emergency Broadcast Systems

David K. Israel