Brain Game: AAA-Rated

I'm a AAA member, mainly because I'm not very good when it comes to auto repair.

(3) Michelangelo vs. (11) Adam Smith

Tournament of Genius

(3) Michelangelo When he was alive, people thought Michelangelo was the best artist in the world. Since his death in 1564, that esteem hasn't faded much.

Morning Cup of Links: Flea Circuses

Miss Cellania

The first photograph of Earthrise was taken in 1966 by NASA's robotic probe Lunar Orbiter 1.

One of the Nazarenes: Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld

Andréa Fernandes

Two hundred and fifteen years ago, Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld (1794-1872) was born.

7 Ridiculous Products Licensed by Major League Baseball

Ethan Trex

Last weekend the New York Times ran a really interesting article about Yankees Sod, a new product that's pretty much just what it sounds like: grass that's been licensed by the Bronx Bomber

The 5pm Quiz: Putting Eras in Order

Jason Plautz

Think back to your history classes for this one. You may remember that these eras happen, but do you know when they happened?

Layer Tennis: Art as Competition

Chris Higgins

We've discussed Layer Tennis before: it's a live online competition in which graphic designers trade art back and forth, building upon and changing the art during each fifteen-minute turn,

The Quick 10: 10 Facts About the Concorde

Stacy Conradt

Wikipedia says March 27, 1970, was first-ever flight of the Concorde. Not the program on HBO, I mean, but the actual jet.

(4) Aristotle vs. (5) Marie Curie

Tournament of Genius

(4) Aristotle Aristotle's academic lineage alone is enough to get him into the tournament. He was Plato's brightest pupil and tutored a young Alexander the Great.

The Unfinished Tribute to Crazy Horse

David Clark

This week, David Clark is our tour guide as we take a closer look at some of America's greatest monuments.

(1) Thomas Jefferson vs. (8) John Stuart Mill

Tournament of Genius

(1) Thomas Jefferson The scouting report on our third president is awe-inspiring. Declarer of Independence. Purchaser of Louisiana. Designer of buildings. Founder of universities.

How Did You Know? - {day 3}

David K. Israel

Play for your chance to WIN a $100 shopping spree in our store! If you didn't hear, we're back with a totally redesigned, and retooled Trivia Hunt! Over the last 14 months, How Did You K

7 Fascinating Local Characters

Miss Cellania

In response to the post How to Be a Local Character, mental_floss readers contributed many names of characters who found fame in cities across the country and around the world.

Brain Game: Quick Change Artist

Meet Hal. He's a successful commercial artist. He's also the guy at work who never seems to have change for a dollar for the vending machine.

What 8 Classic TV Shows Were Almost Called

Kara Kovalchik

Just like films, TV shows often go through several name changes from original concept to pilot script to pitch meeting to "We think it would be more marketable if you called it"¦.." He