America's Dirtiest Hotels

Ransom Riggs

The horror stories are everything you secretly dread when checking in to an anonymous motel along the interstate, but are too nervous to verify: peek under the pillow and you just might find someone e

Brain Game: Math Monday

Welcome to Math Monday. (No, it's not a regular feature; I just felt numerical today.) I should know better than to give you an open-ended puzzle to begin the week...

7 Planets, as composed by Holst

David K. Israel

The English composer Gustav Holst completed his most famous work, The Planets, about 15 years before Pluto was discovered.

Morning Cup of Links: Castle Graffiti

Miss Cellania

1966 GE College Bowl: Agnes Scott vs. Princeton.

Notable Moments in Limb and Face Transplant History

Meghan Holohan

In 2008, surgeons completed two procedures that could forever change transplant surgery.

Lunchtime Quiz Leftovers

Jason English

(Yes, this means the quizzes are working again. Thanks for your

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.