The big D


The big D


The "25 Hottest Urban Legends"

Chris Higgins

I love Snopes.

How Did You Know Derek Cashel?

David K. Israel

We had a record number of players this month, and a record number of 100% correct submissions on Day 5! Nicely done, gamers.

Loving, Fighting, Peeing: The Sex Lives of Crayfish

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).

Dietribes: Olives, Oil Around Us

Allison Keene

"¢ Olive oil is one of civilization's oldest foods, dating to at least the 10th century B.C.

How Was Your Internship?

Ransom Riggs

It used to be that a relatively small percentage of college students did internships. Back in the early 90s, it was something like 8 percent.

Acrylic Portraits on a Human Canvas

Jill Harness

If you noticed something strange about this painting, you're right. The fact is, it's not actually a painting at all.

Census Questions: A Once-a-Decade FAQ

Ethan Trex

If you're the head of an American household, the odds are a little better than even that you've already mailed back your census form.

Brain Game: Swish!

By changing one letter at a time to form different English words, and leaving all other letters in their original positions, convert the word BALL into the word HOOP in six (or fewer) steps.

15 Celebrities Who Have Starred in Lifetime Movies

Jennifer M Wood

Morning Cup of Links: Tuxedo-ed Tabby

Miss Cellania

Scientists have synthesized element 117, which fills in the hole on the periodic table.

The Late Movies: Karaoke Songs

Erica Palan

While I don't consider myself a shy person, one thing I've never had the guts to do is sing my heart out in public.

The Quick 10: 10 Awesome Works of LEGO

Stacy Conradt

You may not know who Ole Kirk Christensen was, but you see the effect he had on pop culture (and architecture) every time you find yourself in the toy aisle at Target.

Math Professor Vs. His Own Shadow

Chris Higgins

Matthew Weathers is a math professor at Biola University, and he likes a good gag.

Apple's iPad - some observations

David K. Israel

I just typed "iPad" into the mental_floss back-end search engine and was amazed to discover that we haven't yet written anything substantial on this possibly game-changing device.

Support Your Local Library (But...How?)

Jason English

I got a very nice email last night from a librarian in New York.