Hot Wheels


Hot Wheels


Singled Out


Singled Out


Upgrades in Progress

Jason English

We're finishing up a few site updates tonight, and during this process you might not be able to leave comments. The discussion embargo will be lifted as soon as we're done.

Four Fathers on Father's Day

Kara Kovalchik

This Sunday, we pay tribute to fathers of all types: biological fathers, adoptive fathers, foster dads, and father figures.

The Casual Fan's Guide to the College World Series

Scott Allen

Beginning Monday, LSU and Texas will square off in the best-of-three championship series at the 63rd College World Series.

The Weekend Links

Allison Keene

Just in time for Father's Day, some great moments in Pop Culture Fatherhood (Thanks Jan!) * Amazing stop motion animation: the Deadline Post-it. * The ultimate in sustainable fashion: 1 Dress

The Weekly Recap

Jason English

In case you weren't obsessively refreshing all week, here's what you missed: Top 5 Stories Originally Posted This

A Spanish Parisian in Mexico: Remedios Varo

Andréa Fernandes

Readers Valerie and Liz requested a "Feel Art Again" post on Remedios Varo (1908-1963) as part of our quest to feature an artist from a different country for each post in June.

The 5pm Quiz: Spinal Tap (Part II)

David K. Israel

If you missed our Penultimate Spinal Tap Quiz yesterday, go check that out before taking this one.

15 Facts for Father's Day

Mangesh & Jason

We asked some of our favorite mental_floss writers and researchers to send us their favorite dad-related facts and stories. Here are 15 you can use around the grill this

Caption Contest No. 15 Finalists

David K. Israel

[There's still time to cast your vote! We'll lock down the ballot box on Sunday night.] Thanks to all who entered our 15th Caption Contest!

5 Things You Didn't Know About Charles Bronson

Ethan Trex

A New York Times profile of Charles Bronson once noted that "Bronson looks like as if at any moment he's about to hit someone." It's tough to think of a better way to summarize B

Any Fun Festivals Near You?

Jason English

1. I was just handed a memo that says mental_floss will have a table at Georgia's Decatur Book Festival in September.

Stunning 1000-frames-per-second Slow Motion

Chris Higgins

A demo reel for the I-Movix SprintCam V3 HD has been making the internet rounds this morning -- the SprintCam is a super-high-speed video camera, allowing some of the slowest slow motion I've eve

We Love Wilford: the Best of Brimley

Ransom Riggs

Wilford Brimley seems to occupy a unique place in the hallowed halls of American pop culture.

Magazine Sneak Peek: A Joyous History of Toilet Paper

the mag

In this month's new issue (hitting stands next week!), Linda Rodriguez has written a genius piece on the America's greatest invention: toilet paper.

The Quick 10: Happy Birthday, Garfield!

Stacy Conradt

Today is Garfield's 31st birthday! He may not be your favorite comic strip "“ or mine "“ but you have to give the guy props for lasting a lot longer than most cats.