'I Want to Rock in Cleveland' Sweepstakes

Mangesh & Jason

Win A Rockin' Weekend in Cleveland for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and mental_floss magazine want to send you and a guest to "A Rockin&#

No Small Tales - "Made in U.S.A."

David K. Israel

No Small Tales continues today with a heartbreaking story by author Chellis Ying. Set on the small island of Saipan, part of a U.S.

6 Surprising Facts about "Rats with Wings"

Special Guest Star

This week we're lucky to have guest blogger Courtney Humphries blogging with us.

6 Really Weird Worms

Miss Cellania

Worms are pretty odd compared to creatures we are more familiar with. Within that already weird group, some worms are weirder than others. Giant Blue

Playing with Your Food: Fast Food Videogames

Ransom Riggs

There are many strange subgenres in the increasingly vast world of videogames. One of the strangest -- and oldest -- has to be the fast food video game.

Brain Game: As I was going to St. Ives

I was 27 when I got married, and it's probably a good thing that I waited. I often wonder how anyone younger than that manages to pull it off successfully, but many do.

Morning Cup of Links: Zeus' Birthplace

Miss Cellania

The Ten Most Interesting Jack The Ripper Suspects. It reads like a list of the most eccentric people of the era. (via Gorilla Mask) * Scientists think they have found the birthplace of Zeus.

4 Medical & Emotional Conditions Named for Mythological Characters

Martha Brozyna

The English language is rich with words and phrases derived from other languages, such as Anglo-Saxon and Latin.  Many terms also come from Greek and Roman mythology.

The Quick 10: Gossip About the Grammys

Stacy Conradt

So who watched the Grammys last night? Were you underwhelmed? I kind of was.

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...