Pilates is Not a Crime

Ransom Riggs

Where I come from, a little green patch of LA by the sea called Santa Monica, the streets and parks are the equal domain of the down-and-out and the well-off alike, the latter of whom are out, more of

The Quick 10: The 10 Top-Earning Chefs

Stacy Conradt

Today's Q10 comes to us straight from Forbes. Do a good job at Thanksgiving and this could be you, next year! These are yearly earnings, by the way, not total earnings. 10.

On Cranberries...

Stacy Conradt

At the end of the Beatles song "Strawberry Fields Forever" from the Magical Mystery Tour album, John Lennon mutters "cranberry sauce." There was no intended meaning to this; it

How Did You Know Nathan Richards?

David K. Israel

I'm happy to announce some winners to our last How Did You Know trivia hunt. First, Nathan Richards from Seattle successful prevented our reigning champions from the trifecta. Congrats Nathan!

10 Holiday Hats: the Silly Side of Thanksgiving

Miss Cellania

For some families, the Thanksgiving feast is a sacred and solemn occasion. For others, the holiday is orchestrated by the control freak who insists that everything be picture-perfect.

Brain Game: Monday Night on Tuesday

After several late nights (and early mornings) fact-checking the upcoming issue of mental_floss, my wife Kara took Monday to catch up on her rest.

Morning Cup of Links: Visible Embryos

Miss Cellania

How to Organize and Cook Holiday Dinner for a Crowd (42) using Spreadsheets. Just one of the many geeky Thanksgiving tips from Instructables.

Mythbusters: World's Biggest Paintball Gun

Chris Higgins

The Mythbusters are officially crazy. Using "Leonardo 2.0," a custom paintbull gun (actually an array of guns), they managed to paint a rough version of Mona Lisa in 80 milliseconds.

How Did You Know? - {day 5}

David K. Israel

If you've made it this far, I commend you! One more puzzle to solve and you're home free.

The Quick 10: 10 Facts About Freddie Mercury

Stacy Conradt

It was on this day in 1991 that Freddie Mercury passed away. I'm a fan, so I thought I'd pay a little tribute to him in our Q10 today.

Odds/Ends (Now with more 'Odds')

Jason English

Every now and again, I compile a list of mental_floss announcements and post them under the heading 'Odds/Ends.' There is no semi-regular feature people read less.

How Much TV Does a Happy Person Watch?

Ransom Riggs

As many studies do, it sounds kind of no-duh at first blush -- but according to a new study by sociologists from the University of Maryland, unhappy people spend a lot more time watching television th

Brain Game: Re-cursive

I remember learning how to write in cursive in elementary school, and I'm not certain how different the process is today when teaching youngsters how to do it.

The Houdini Escape Tool

Miss Cellania

I have a relative who is afraid of everything, no matter how remote the odds.

Morning Cup of Links: Geek Pranks

Miss Cellania

Watch this body builder flex his muscles!