Löopa Gyro Bowl

Miss Cellania

Kids spill things. It seems like one of the constants of the universe.

10 Unusual Playgrounds From Around the World

David K. Israel

Playgrounds have come a long way since the early days of hot, steel slides and open-backed infant swings. Safety is a big issue on today's playgrounds, but so is imagination and ingenuity.

3 Killer Songs About Vincent van Gogh

Chris Higgins

Did you know that Vincent van Gogh has inspired (at least) three great songs?

Brain Game: Flex!

I like to think that the Brain Game helps to exercise minds and build a bit of mental muscle.

Morning Cup of Links: Thinking Dogs

Miss Cellania

Things Mathematicians See at the Movies. Epidemiology, engineering, game theory, and balance theory all come up in films you know and love.

The Weekend Links

Allison Keene

From Jan, a link to the highly addicting Who Wants to Be a Millionaire game online.

The Week's Most Popular Stories

Jason English

In case you weren't obsessively refreshing all week, here's what you

Lunchtime Quiz Leftovers

Jason English

10 of the Worst Sales Ever! (and 1 of the best)

David K. Israel

In the spirit of Follow Friday, a little impromptu post inspired by a tweet I saw today from @kn0thing, where he'd linked to a photo he called the "Worst.

The Medical Credentials of 7 Famous Doctors

Kara Kovalchik

Slate's recent shocking revelations about rapper-turned-psychologist Dr. Roxanne effectively knocked the wind out of one of this year's feel-good stories.

What Happened to Plain Old Lego Bricks?

Chris Higgins

When I was a kid, my brother and I built all kinds of things out of Legos -- spacecraft, buildings, pseudo-Voltrons, abstract art pieces, and so on.

The Quick 10: 10 Weird College Football Trophies

Stacy Conradt

Iowa is a state divided this weekend. Our two biggest schools "“ Iowa State and the University of Iowa "“ face off at Jack Trice Stadium in Ames tomorrow (that's ISU turf).

5 Things You Didn't Know About Nick the Greek

Ethan Trex

Are you worried about putting up a five-spot to play in your office's NFL picks pool this weekend? Does the idea of putting down $10 on a blackjack hand make you queasy?

Mail Time! Adorable Baby Photo of the Day

Jason English

Readers Josh & Heather sent us these photos of Lilah, a budding young artist who has been putting her mental_floss "My First Jackson Pollock" onesie to good use.

Remembering 9/11 Through Internet Screengrabs

Jason English

September 11, 2001, was my second day on the job at Duke University's Office of Student Development, an unglamorous post-graduate internship I accepted after failing miserably at finding a real j