Rubber Bandits


Rubber Bandits


How Did You Know? {day 5}

David K. Israel

We've reached the last day of our week-long trivia hunt! If you're still with us, congrats on getting this far.

Building Excitement No More: 5 Famous Pontiacs

Kara Kovalchik

General Motors recently announced that as part of their cost-saving/restructuring plan, their 83-year-old Pontiac Motors Division would be phased out by the end of next year.

The 5pm Quiz: SNL Politics

Jason English

Since its inception in 1975, Saturday Night Live has skewered politicians on both sides of the aisle.

The Quick 10: Rain, Rain, Go Away

Stacy Conradt

So it's been raining here in Des Moines pretty much since Friday night.

Winston Churchill Getting Funky

Chris Higgins

In 1941, Winston Churchill delivered his "Great Declaration," a famous speech about the Nazi threat.

6 Famous Pirate Ships

Scott Allen

Somali pirates, who wield automatic weapons and attack unsuspecting victims from speedboats, are changing the way we think about pirates and pirate ships.

Odds/Ends: The _floss & The Journal

Jason English

Breaking news-industry news: The Wall Street Journal will be running some mental_floss stories on, which should greatly impress our banker friends.

Brain Game: Old Money

You don't see $2 bills like this very often, but they're legal tender and are still printed every few years.

Scotch for Beginners

Ransom Riggs

I've been a member of the Los Angeles Scotch Club since it was founded back in 2006, and in the past six months or so, we've noticed a marked uptick in interest and attendance.

Morning Cup of Links: Meet Your New Saints!

Mario Marsicano

Hello, mental_floss readers. I'm filling in for Miss Cellania while she gets a well-deserved week off.

The London Marathon

Linda Rodriguez McRobbie

After living in Boston for six years, I'm a bit of a marathon snob.

R.I.P. Bea Arthur

Kara Kovalchik

mental_floss mourns the loss of Beatrice Arthur, who died of cancer Saturday at the age of 86 (and joins cast mate Estelle Getty in that big Shady Pines in the sky).

The Bloke Who Does Blotches and Scribbles: Cy Twombly

Andréa Fernandes

At the request of reader Corrine, and in honor of his 81st birthday, today's post features Cy Twombly, who's "known as the bloke who does blotches and scribbles." Shown above is h

The Weekend Links

Allison Keene

From Dail, "Everyone knows that Leon Trotsky was assassinated in Mexico in 1940.

Upcoming: $50 Challenge!

Andréa Fernandes

Get your magazines (May/June '09 issue) handy and come back next weekend for our $50 challenge.