Ladies Playing Ukuleles

Chris Higgins

The web is great for lots of things: videos of pets doing unusual things, breaking news about something Christian Bale said a long time ago, and even, you know, news and learning and stuff.

Flossing with Twitter

Stacy Conradt

A few of us writers here at the _floss have been exploring Twitter to see if it's a worthwhile tool for us to use with the blog. The answer: we don't know.

How Does Scratch and Sniff Work?

Matt Soniak

Scratch and sniff was born of the noble endeavor of making copies.

Hoverit Lounge Chair

Miss Cellania

How cool is it to sit in a levitating chair? The British company Hoverit has a lounge chair that hangs in the air with no visible means of support. True, you see

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.