In Japan, letting a sumo wrestler make your baby cry is considered good luck.
Because we're building up to the Oscars this week (did you miss our first two movie quizzes?), here's a littleÂ spoof I wrote that you might enjoy from our pals over at The Morning News&
Sam Kean is a favorite of ours on staff. We geeked out on his pieces explaining Carbon Trading and covering a Natural Nuclear Reactor in Oklo, Nigeria.
I have a real treat today for fans of word games. It's Textropolis ($2.99, iPhone/iPod Touch), and it's by far my favorite word game on the iPhone.
"Nifty vanity plate," said Officer Jane Curtis, approaching the driver's side of a red sports car that she'd just pulled over.
Following up on yesterday's post about absurdly caloric foods you can make for yourself at home, today I wanted to explore food that comes from vending machines.
Traditional media is in trouble, if not dying out already.
"Three Ballerinas" is representative of the work of Japanese-French artist Tsuguharu Foujita (1886-1968), the only Japanese artist to be considered a member of the "School of Paris.&qu
Thanks to all who entered our 14th Caption Contest.
One of my best friends is having a baby in about"¦ oh"¦ five weeks. Give or take, you know how those things go.
Believe it or not, you can learn a lot from some successful moguls who just happen to be completely made up.
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Everyone here at mental_floss is very excited about our newest partner.
While we've never been Boy Scouts, the story of how Robert Baden-Powell recruited and employed teenage boys to help the British fight a war is incredible.
Distant Shore ($0.99, iPhone/iPod Touch) is a profoundly weird application. Is it a game? Is it a chat client? Is it a kind of wish-maker? Well, it's all of these.
When much-reviled security firm Blackwater changed its name to Xe last week, it wasn't just cleverly attempting to squash criticism by tossing out a name nobody would know how to pronounce.