300 trailer: the PG version

Ransom Riggs

Y'all know by know how much I enjoy mash-ups, especially those of the video variety.

Will The Madden Curse Strike Again?

Jason English

Tennessee Titans quarterback Vince Young has been named the coverboy of Madden '08. This is a high honor, but not necessarily good news for his fans.

The Aral Sea(s): still shrinking

Ransom Riggs

Remember when we pointed out that the Aral Sea -- or what's left of it -- represents one of the Earth's worst man-made ecological disasters?

Who else drinks grass?

David K. Israel

Lately I've been on a wheatgrass kick.

Homemade Roller Coasters

Miss Cellania

Have you ever wished you had your own private roller coaster? One you could visit anytime and not have to wait in line? Several people have taken that dream and made it

Image Macros: I'm in Your X, Y'ing Your Z

Chris Higgins

Okay, now that I've spent the first three days of this week talking about LOL Cats, it's time to move on to something marginally more advanced: the "I'm in Your X, Y'ing Your

Meet James Ensor

Ransom Riggs

He's more than just a footnote in They Might Be Giants' lengthy songbook ("Meet James Ensor, Belgium's famous painter / Dig him up and shake his hand / Understand the man"), h

Cabbage Patch Kids...A Very Different Kind of CPK


Back when I was trying to get in touch with Mr.

LOL Cats: I Can Has Cheezburger

Chris Higgins

Over the past few days, we've shown you several flavors of LOL Cats.

Useless office skills

Ransom Riggs

If you're reading mental_floss at work, you're probably already looking for ways to decrease your productivity.

A Question for the Authors

Jason English

None of my close friends have written books. I'm not here to scold them, I'm just saying.

Guilty Pleasures, and Three Things I Didn't Know About Mike & The Mad Dog

Jason English

In New York, Don Imus has been temporarily replaced by Mike & The Mad Dog, the long-running WFAN afternoon duo.

Daft Dave: The Former Soviet Union

David K. Israel

It's time for another post by Daft Dave... The USSR breakup in 1991 led to the formation of the following independent nations (no Googling!): Georgia Turkmenistan Armenia Ukraine

A Chatty Surrogacy


Speaking of things we do to raise smart babies...Consider the plight of Castaway, a pregnant bottlenose dolphin who's due any minute.

How to: pick your nose inconspicuously

Ransom Riggs

From the increasingly ubiquitous wikiHow, tips for those who've got something inside (their nostril) and just can't hide it.