THE KNOWLEDGE FEED

Math is hard!

Mary

Emily Yoffe, who makes a living out of charmingly embarrassing herself on Slate, has a new quest -- to learn to add 2 and 2.

IQ-tips timewarp trip: Music in the Evening

David K. Israel

If you missed the previous installments, we're on an IQ-tips timewarp trip this week, dipping into Amy Vanderbilt's classic book from the 1950s, The Complete Book of Etiquette, looking at he

Caption this scary found photo, part II

Ransom Riggs

We got lots of fun and creative responses to yesterday's creepy photo captioning contest. Way to use your noggins, readership!

A burrito is not a sandwich.

Mary

And apparently this is a controversial statement. A Worcester Superior Court Judge Jeffrey Locke ruled that an exclusivity clause in Panera's lease restricting the White City Shopping Center fro

I Am Not Canadian, But I Love This Ad

Jason English

That's all I have to say about

Sex Cells

Mary

I never thought that in the course of this blog I'd post (a) a come-on from Craigs' List, (b) a long paragraph about Golgi bodies, ribosomes, and amphipathic phospholipids, or (c) a passage

Garlic: Kills bugs dead.

Mary

In the course of some reporting for a freelance article, I stumbled across this list of pesticides that farmers can use and still be considered for the coveted "organic" label.

Insane Einstein Optical Illusion!

Mangesh Hattikudur

I read about this optical illusion on Digg, and the video demonstration of it is pretty crazy.

Smiles & Fish

Mangesh Hattikudur

I used to hate face-painting.

Caption this scary found photo

Ransom Riggs

This is an old family photo, recently found in a drawer brimming with thousands of other random pictures of vacations, weddings, holidays and kids' birthday parties.

Bond (James Bond) Week: What to Drink

Mary

You know that scene in License to Kill where Timothy Dalton's Bond-floozy orders a Budweiser with lime and he says he'll have the same?

IQ-tips timewarp trip: Conversation

David K. Israel

If you missed the previous installments, we're on an IQ-tips timewarp trip this week, dipping into Amy Vanderbilt's classic book from the 1950s, The Complete Book of Etiquette, looking at he

Special of the Day for Blog Readers

Will Pearson

15% off the Complete-As-It-Gets Set. This is the perfect gift for those who've just fallen in love with mental_floss and want to catch up on all the great issues they've missed.

Who the *&^% is Jackson Pollock?

Ransom Riggs

That was what Teri Horton, a now-retired truck driver from California, said when a friend suggested that a painting Horton had bought at a garage sale looked like the work of the uber-famous artist.

Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Scientist: Lisa Randall

Mary

While doing research for an upcoming article on string theory (a "big idea" if we ever saw one), I ran across this interview with Lisa Randall.

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