The Dada of Us All: Man Ray

Andréa Fernandes

Emmanuel Radnitsky (1890-1976), better known as Man Ray, led a life as interesting as his artwork.

The Weekend Links

Allison Keene

Try a deceptively simple online game where you catapult objects in an attempt to hit the cork that's supporting a dam.

Reminder: 15%-off Sale!!

Mangesh & Jason

Just a reminder that all items in the mental_floss store "“ t-shirts, Law School in a Box, Cocktail Party Cheat Sheets, even Freudian Slippers "“ are currently 15% off.

Quick Note About Our Quizzes

Jason English

We're making some updates to our quiz tools right now, and there's a chance this will turn us into the harshest of graders this weekend.

How Did You Know Peter Dapier and Patrick Corrado?

David K. Israel

I'm happy to announce some winners to our last How Did You Know trivia hunt.

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Albert Einstein

Kara Kovalchik

Did Einstein show any signs of future greatness as an infant? His first impression wasn't one of fame, no.

The Quick 10: 10 of the Most-Covered Songs Ever

Stacy Conradt

I'm one of those music snobs that very rarely likes a cover song more than I like the original, especially when it comes to the Beatles.

Bill Gates, Philanthropist

Chris Higgins

Bill Gates is the world's third-richest person, and the driving force behind the vastly-endowed Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation -- which is concerned primarily with global health and educ

$50,000 Tuition Giveaway Update

Jason English

Thanks to all 6,467 of you who entered our $50,000 Tuition Giveaway. That number of entries exceeded all expectations.

Friday Happy Hour: A Growing Pains Conundrum & Another Book Giveaway

Jason English

1. In one of my previous jobs, I had the good fortune to interview a lot of potential employees. I say "good fortune" because this role gave me steady access to strange resumes.

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Psychotic Episode is Performance Art Art student Anna Odell of the University College of Arts, Crafts and Design in Sweden staged a suicide attempt and got herself admitted to the psychiatric ward of

Brain Game: Really, Really Bad Rebus #7

The number seven is known for being lucky, but not when it's attached to a Really, Really Bad Rebus. I'm a bit proud of this one, which may frighten some of you.

Extreme expedition: Anthrax Island

Ransom Riggs

At the center of one of the world's worst man-made ecological disasters -- the now almost nonexistent Aral Sea, a dusty, forbidding graveyard for beached ships -- is one of the world's deadl

Morning Cup of Links: Biomimicry

Miss Cellania

Academic Earth has thousands of video lectures from the world's top scholars. This is like attending Ivy League classes without that annoying tuition.

The Hermit of Holland Park: Lucian Freud

Andréa Fernandes

At the request of reader Lauren, today's "Feel Art Again" post features the famous—and infamous—grandson of Sigmund Freud, the 86-year-old British painter Lucian Fr