The Quick 10: 10 Not-So-Cheery Holiday Movies

Stacy Conradt

Just because it's the holiday season doesn't mean I have to stop watching horror movies. And if you feel the same way, I've got a few recommendations for you.

The 4pm Quiz: Monty Python (#89)

Jason English

For the rest of the month, we'll be counting down some of our top quizzes.

Anyone Can Play Guitar - Lesson No. 8

David K. Israel

Today we're going to get into bar chords, quite a big step for you beginners.

Coffee, You Can Drive My Car

Ransom Riggs

My current car lease is up in a few months, and I'm considering getting the new Volkswagen Jetta TDI, aka the "Clean Diesel," which gets around 30 city / 40 highway and is one of the cl

8 Great TV Christmas Specials (But Not The Ones You're Probably Thinking)

Mark Juddery

As Christmas approaches, there is one thing on which we can always rely, year after year: festive television specials.

9 Things You Should Know About the People and Places That Make Our Clothes

Special Guest Star

by Kelsey Timmerman, author of Where Am I

Best of the Mag: History's Wildest Ballet Riot

the mag

Editor's Note: To promote the mental_floss Holiday Subscription Special, I've asked co-founders Will Pearson and Mangesh Hattikudur to select some of their favorite mag articles from 2008.

The Tilted Twister

Miss Cellania

Every website under the sun is recommending Christmas gifts, but I could find no gadget cooler than one you can't buy.

Brain Game: It's a Date!

I remember when I got my first "desk" job... My desk had a funky calendar that was really nothing but two cubes and a little stand to place the two cubes side-by-side for the date.

Morning Cup of Links: Gold Nose and Drunken Moose

Miss Cellania

The 8 Creepiest Interpretations of Santa Claus and the Top 10 Unintentionally Scary Santas.

13 Curious Clauses in Baseball Contracts

Ethan Trex

Major League Baseball's hot stove season is underway, and as general managers and agents wear out their phones, the annual flurry of free agent signings and contract extensions is in full swing.

10 Ways to Treat a Hangover

Kristen Steagall

Be prepared.

The Weekend Links

Allison Keene

A "rejected" Pillsbury cookie dough commercial that speaks to its real audience ...

Is it true that no two snowflakes are alike?

Matt Soniak

Up in the winter sky, water vapor in a cloud condenses into a droplet and freezes into a tiny bit of ice, with the water molecules bonding together as a hexagonal crystalline lattice with a six-fold s

Lunchtime Quiz Leftovers

Jason English