Brain Game: Down from the Countryside

By removing one letter at a time and rearranging the remaining letters to form new English words in each step, reduce the word COUNTRYSIDE to the single letter I.

Morning Cup of Links: DIY Glow Sticks

Miss Cellania

The Kingdom of the Little People is a modern Chinese version of Coney Island's bygone Lilliputia, where little people live and work to entertain tourists.

The Late Movies: Baffling "Next on Mad Men" Clips

Chris Higgins

I'm a big fan of AMC's Mad Men. I've been watching it faithfully since its debut.

How Did You Know? "“ Day 2 Level 3/Bonus Round

David K. Israel

YES! You can play this challenge/contest without knowing a thing about the weekly hunt! It's sort of a one-off - a stand-alone if you will.

The Quick 10: 10 Famous Only Children

Stacy Conradt

As an only child, I'm thrilled to see the latest study that proves having no brothers or sisters doesn't automatically make us selfish, spoiled or introverted.

Earthworm Jill?

Jill Harness

Ever wonder what Earthworm Jim would look like in a female form? Artist David Stonecipher created an excellent series of drawings featuring character's gender role reversals.

"The World Vs. Scott Pilgrim"/"The Matrix" Mashup Trailer

Chris Higgins

I saw Scott Pilgrim last week and thought it was a fun romp. In the video below, YouTube user AEmovieguy has combined the audio of the Scott Pilgrim trailer with video from the three Matrix movies.

At the Libraries: Pimp Your Bookcart!

Miss Kathleen

Every week, Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of library-related items. If there's something fun going on in your local library, leave us a

The Fastest-Growing Media Companies (We're #43!)

Jason English

For the third consecutive year, Mental Floss, LLC has been named one of the 50 fastest-growing private media companies by Inc.—we're #43! You don't get to be one of America'

Neatorama presents: HDYK? "“ {day 2}

David K. Israel

It's an all-new 5-day trivia hunt! Co-puzzle Master Josh Halbur and I are happy to bring you the next How Did You Know?

Dietribes: Lemons

Allison Keene

"¢Â It's lemon-season!

Introducing Two New T-Shirts (And Announcing a Big Sale)

Mangesh & Jason

Big day in the mental_floss store!

Brain Game: In Training?

Thanks for playing the Wednesday Brain Game. Enjoy: When rendered as city and state, the name of which U.S.

A Tribute to Obsessive Collectors

Ransom Riggs

I know and love a lot of collectors of things: scotch, vintage photographs, guitars, signed baseballs.

People Who Will Be at the Idea Festival Besides Us

Jason English

As we mentioned the other day, our co-founder Will Pearson will be representing mental_floss at the Idea Festival in Louisville, which runs from September 29th through October 2nd.