How Did You Know? - [Day 2]

David K. Israel

The 5-day trivia hunt is back -- and with a fresh, new look! For those who missed yesterday's challenge, it's not too late.

March 25th, 2008

Miss Cellania

5 Jail Hotels (Where You Pay to Be In Prison).

Sports Illustrated Firsts

Jason English

On Mondays, we usually venture into The New York Times archives to find the first time that newspaper covered various topics.

10 TV Shows That Changed the Course of History

Mark Juddery

Have you ever been watching television and thought, "Wow, this soap opera is so good it could cause the downfall of a corrupt communist regime," or even, "I bet one day this show is go

Sharing My Love For (Plus 9 Fun Facts About) The Sims

Stacy Conradt

If you read mental_floss with any regularity, you already know that I get easily addicted to certain types of video games. My husband can't get enough of FIFA Soccer '08 for the Wii.

ELIZA: Free Compu-Therapy...Sort Of

Chris Higgins

Computer scientist Joseph Weizenbaum died earlier this month, reminding us that his most famous creation, the computer program ELIZA, lives on.

Vanity Plates: Annoying but Funny

Ransom Riggs

There was a car parked in front of my house the other day sporting a vanity plate that read "IL SUE U" (pictured).

Glo Pillow

Miss Cellania

Alarm clocks are a steadily recurring subject among mental_floss bloggers.

How Did You Know? - [Day 1]

David K. Israel

The 5-day trivia hunt is back -- and with a fresh, new look! For those who missed Neil Konouchi tearing up last month's puzzle, check out his logic here.

March 24th, 2008

Miss Cellania

Scientists find giant marine life in a recent Antarctic sea survey.

Weekend Genius Challenge #23 Winner

In Weekend Genius Challenge #23 a couple weeks back, we asked readers to tell us where the "missing hour" had gone for Daylight Saving Time.

Weekend Genius Challenge #24: 12 Going on 35

As promised, the Weekend Genius Challenge returns this week with a visual stumper. The graphic below contains 12 images that have something in common.

The Weekend Links

Allison Keene

"¢ From Jan in Atlanta, the 25 Best Band Logos, and how they came to be.

Impromptu Quiz: Where Is That School?

Jason English

While watching the NCAA Tournament, our friends Josh and Meg have been challenging each other to name the home state of various schools.

Quiz Leftovers

Jason English