The Quick 10: 10 Pirate Myths and Surprises

Stacy Conradt

I was in Chicago for Lollapalooza two weekends ago "“ Armchair Fieldtrip coming soon "“ and, being the nerd that I am, would have been excited about making time to visit the Field Museum no

An Open Letter to the Occupants of a House on the Nintendo Game Paperboy

Jason English

I get a kick out of the 'Open Letters' series on McSweeney's, and I spent a few solid years mastering the GameBoy version of Paperboy.

A Brief History of Braces

In the Beginning

A word to all the pre-teens out there who are suffering through constant taunts of "metalmouth": at least you're in good company.

8 Uses of the @ symbol on Twitter

David K. Israel

Ever wonder how the symbol "˜@' can mean so many different things on Twitter? I did, and spent some time poking around online to find the answers.

The Top Nine Top Ten Lists

Ransom Riggs

I'm sure you've noticed by now -- we enjoy a good list here at mental_floss.

Brain Game: Really, Really Bad Rebus #12

Today's Brain Game is the twelfth in a seemingly endless series of Really, Really Bad Rebus puzzles.

The Gadget Report: UK Folding Plug

Miss Cellania

One thing most of us have in common is that we have tons of electric appliances, equipment, and toys coupled with an inadequate number of outlets.

Morning Cup of Links: Why Don't Humans Have Fur?

Miss Cellania

In America, Crazy Is a Preexisting Condition. If history is any indication, passionate outrage is a political staple. * 10 Must-Dos for the First Week of College.

Is Internet Gambling Legal?

the mag

by Eric

The Weekend Links

Allison Keene

In the category of Beyond My Comprehension, an interactive breakdance competition in stop-motion (Warning: not for the epileptic-inclined).

Caption Contest No. 16

David K. Israel

[There's still time to get your caption in! We'll lock down the contest on Sunday.] Our latest brilliant cartoon is by regular _floss reader, the very gifted Art Fuentes.

13 Former Ad Men Who Found Fame in Other Fields

Ethan Trex

Let's take a look at some real life Don Drapers who went on to find fame in other fields. Here are a few famous folks who got their starts penning slogans and writing jingles.

The Quick 10: 10 Sculptures Made of Butter

Stacy Conradt

Big news around these parts: The Iowa State Fair kicked off yesterday. And you know what that means "“ Butter Cow.

The 5pm Quiz: Did They Play College Football?

Jason English

The 2009 college football season is fast approaching.

Les Paul - "What I've Learned"

Chris Higgins

Guitar great Les Paul died this week, and I've been thinking about what I could post in tribute.