John Adams drank a tankard of hard cider each day and had the occasional beer for breakfast.
(3) Louis Pasteur
Pasteur was microbiology's one-man wrecking crew.
Every year, the NCAA men's basketball tournament field features at least a handful of teams that leaves casual fans puzzled as they start to fill out their brackets.
(5) James Joyce
Joyce's mastery of language and inventiveness with new literary forms made him possibly the most critically acclaimed and influential novelist of the 20th century.
Slave, traveler, evangelist, abolitionist, and saint.
We'll yield the floor to the Encyclopedia Britannica on this one: "Widely regarded as the greatest composer who ever lived, Ludwig van Beethoven dominates a period of musical
Today's Brain Game is a poem wot I writ myself. I know, don't quit my day job.
We'd like to say thanks to the thousands of people who entered the mental_floss/Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 'I Want to Rock in Cleveland' sweepstakes. The contest is now closed.
(8) Bill Gates
Is there anything new to say about Gates? Microsoft co-founder. Owner of a $58 billion fortune. Groundbreakingly generous philanthropist.
(1) Sir Isaac Newton
It may be a myth that Newton discovered the law of gravity when an apple bonked him on the noggin, but it's tough to argue with the guy's genius credentials.
What to Drink on St. Patrick's Day. Make your arrangements for getting home before you try the Irish Car Bomb.
How the Irish celebrate St. Patrick's Day.
Whether you're looking to start your own religion, swallow a sword, quit smoking, find Atlantis, buy the Moon, sink a battleship, perform your own surgeries, or become a ninja, our new book Be Am
I've recently been informed of something awesome: The Integratron.
We've plucked ten islands off the world map (not to scale, of course). Can you match all ten to their names? Just type the corresponding numbers in the blanks in the right column. Good luck!
It's been a while, but it's finally time for another College Weekend!
On the day before St. Patrick's Day, celebrate St.