Brain Game: Sandy's Square Dance #4

Happy September, everyone. Sandy's Square Dance involves "word pictures," which use a square as a point of reference. The contents of each square is a clue to an answer, and all three a

Why SNL Will Be Funny Next Season

Ransom Riggs

This keeps happening! A couple of years ago, my very funny pal Michaela Watkins joined the cast of Saturday Night Live.

Morning Cup of Links: Fighting the HOA

Miss Cellania

King Tut’s Family Secrets.

The Number of the Day: 1014

Jason English

If you combine the electoral college results of the 1980 and 1984 elections, Ronald Reagan defeated Jimmy Carter and Walter Mondale 1014-62. Related Fact: Reagan also posed for this great photo wit

The Last Survivor of the Late Pre-Raphaelites: Eleanor Fortescue Brickdale

Andréa Fernandes

Eleanor Fortescue Brickdale (1871*-1945) died just over 65 years ago, yet her artwork remains popular today.

How Did You Know Jimmy Luth?

David K. Israel

We had a lot of fun giving away daily neatorama prizes this month! We hope you enjoyed the new aspect of the game.

The Quick 10: Princess Diana

Stacy Conradt

Sadly, today is the anniversary of the day Princess Diana died 13 years ago.

One More Odd Thing I Just Learned About Fish

Matt Soniak

When I’m not blogging for mental_floss, I can usually be found wearing bright orange rubber pants and gutting, cutting and selling fish at my local Whole Foods (and winning awards for it).

Balloons That Won't Leave You Deflated

Jill Harness

Ever wonder what would happen if you mixed a hot air balloon with the massive figures in the Macy's Day Parade?

Documentary: Fermat's Last Theorem

Chris Higgins

Fermat's Last Theorem is one of the most famous math problems in history, as it remained unsolved for well over 300 years -- and Fermat himself, before his suicide, had written a margin note clai

The Surprisingly Interesting History of Margarine

Ethan Trex

Let’s take a look at the origins of the butter substitute, and the dairy lobby's attempts to defeat it.

10 Strange and Wonderful Soaps

Miss Cellania

Solid soap is, of course, a useful consumer product. It is also possibly the perfect multi-dimensional art medium.

The Great American Migration

Allison Keene

For those unaware, Manifest Destiny is in vogue again.

Brain Game: Math Square #39

Last week, reader Lola inquired if there was a way to construct a Math Square that didn't provide any number clues. There is, so we've offered one today for Brain Game #578.

The Number of the Day: 741

Jason English

Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon spent 741 weeks—more than 14 years—on the Billboard Top 200 album chart. Related Fact: Syd Barrett got the name Pink Floyd from two American blues musicians, Pink