Found Objects


Found Objects


Morning Cup of Links: Rap Around the World

Miss Cellania

The longest total solar eclipse of the 21st century will move moved across parts of India, China, and Japan today.

The Late Movies: Animals on Treadmills

Mario Marsicano

Well, we're approaching the end of July. Summer's in full swing, and it's starting to get really hot and sticky outside.

The Origins of Video Game Character Names

Chris Higgins

Today's awesome geekery: It's a Secret to Everybody, an amazingly extensive article on the origins of various video game character names.

Your Favorite Games & Puzzles

Jason English

If you're ever browsing in the mental_floss store, you'll notice a 'Games & Puzzles' section.

Why Did The Vatican Review Harry Potter?

Jason Plautz

Like millions this weekend, I eagerly saw Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. I'm ready to give it rave reviews and apparently I'm not the only one.

Extreme Epidermis: 7 Skin Conditions

Chris Weber

Skin is the largest organ on the human body, and an amazing number of things can go wrong with it.

Tuesday Turnip

David K. Israel

The Tuesday Turnip is back! We gave it a BIG break to give the Internet time to catch up with us, which it has, which means all new interesting searches on Tuesdays!

Dancing on Crutches

Miss Cellania

For most of us, using crutches to get around would be an excuse to sit on the side of the dance floor. A select few take those crutches and outshine everyone around them.

Brain Game: Six Names

Welcome to the mental_floss Brain Game. Today's challenge is short and sweet, but is it easy? That's for you to decide.

Morning Cup of Links: Catcerto

Miss Cellania

Amazing Ambushes from the Macroscopic Universe. The nefarious ways these insects go about trapping their prey will make you thankful you are as big as you are. * What men are really thinking.

The Late Movies: Cracked-Out Classic TV Intros

Ransom Riggs

In the lightning-fast world of internet fads, these are considered oldies -- but in my opinion at least, goodies.

The Quick 10: 10 of the World's Oldest Companies

Stacy Conradt

When I wrote the post about Woolworth's last week, I thought it was an old company.

The 5pm Quiz: Altered States

Sandy and Kara

This evening's quiz depicts 10 U.S. states whose outlines have been taken out-of-scale and spun around at odd angles. As a result, they don't look exactly like they do on the map.

Documentaries I Like: Code Rush

Chris Higgins

On the fortieth anniversary of the moon landing, many of us are watching historical video and reliving the experience.

5 Things You Can Use if You Run Out of Cash

Greg Sabin

Civilizations have been creating currencies since the dawn of history.