Tuesday Turnip


Tuesday Turnip


Gone phishin'


Gone phishin'


Schizophrenia: An Immune Disorder?

Meghan Holohan

Schizophrenia baffles most; people often associate the disease with a loose conglomeration of symptoms such as hearing voices and hallucinations.

Dr. Strange Will Kill Us All

Chris Higgins

It is with much trepidation that I send this blog to you via Morse Code from Mystery Island. I'm terribly concerned that scientific genius Dr.

Dietribes: Cool as a Cucumber

Allison Keene

"¢ Just how cool are cucumbers? Their inner temperature can be up to 20 degrees cooler than the outside air, hence the title phrase.

6 Famous Eunuchs

Martha Brozyna

Eunuchs, or castrated men, have played an important part in many cultures throughout the world since ancient times.

How Did You Know? - {day 2}

David K. Israel

It's an all-new 5-day trivia hunt, with an all-new set of puzzles, prizes, and collaborators! First, the prizes: In addition to the usual $100 and $50 gift certificates to our store for the fir

Brain Game: Not 'digit'

First off, I should share the news that a T-shirt design that I suggested a while back is now available at the mental_floss store.

Kids Behaving Badly

Ransom Riggs

When I was younger, I wasn't a bad kid -- but I did like to hang around them and watch them do bad things, like in middle school when some kids I knew vandalized the boys' bathroom during lu

Morning Cup of Links: Star Trek Opera

Miss Cellania

5-year-old Wesley performs Folsom Prison Blues at the 2009 Spring Coffee Shop Jam in Seattle. (via Videogum) * Transparent aluminum is here.

The Late Movies: Throwing Things Off the Roof

Mario Marsicano

If anyone subscribed to the notion that there are any educational or otherwise redeeming qualities in the articles I post, I give you...people throwing things from roofs. We'll start with

The 5pm Quiz: Name the Muppet Babies

Jason English

There were eight main Muppet Babies under Nanny's watch, plus two semi-regular guests.

6 Famous Advertising Dogs

Scott Allen

Gidget the Chihuahua, the famed Taco Bell mascot from 1997 to 2000, died of a stroke last week at the age of 15.

The Quick 10: The Arc de Triomphe

Stacy Conradt

It was this week in 1836 that Paris celebrated the inauguration of the Arc de Triomphe, 30 years after the triumphal arch was first commissioned by Napoleon.

Bugs Bunny in Blackface: Politically Incorrect Cartoons

Ransom Riggs

You can still catch most of your favorite Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies classics on the Cartoon Network and elsewhere; many have been in heavy syndication for a half-century.

Can You Top This? Most Amazing High School Mascot

Jason English

Earlier this morning I announced via Twitter that I'd found the most amazing high school logo.

The Ump Who Sued Lou Piniella (And Other Baseball-Related Legal Disputes)

Ethan Trex

It's surprising how often America's national pastime, baseball, finds itself snugly entrenched with the country's second-favorite hobby, litigation.