THE KNOWLEDGE FEED

Bad Pie-Chart Joke (that I love)

Mangesh Hattikudur

I saw this on Boingboing, and thought it needed to be

Top 10 Wildest, Wackiest Gadgets from the Back of Magazines

Will Pearson

Finally, something to make my hair stop falling out!

Wikipedia-fitti

Mary

On this day, Truman defeated Dewey, Charles Van Doren admitted to cheating, and Haile Selassie was crowned emperor of Ethiopia, mon. Also, according to Wikipedia, It is mums Bithday today Happy Bir

Thingamajig Thursday: liripipes

David K. Israel

It's Thursday, folks, and you know what that means!

Chef to would-be copycats: Eat this

Mary

If you've gotten your copy of our new issue, you've already read about Homaru Cantu, the Chicago chef/inventor/ mad-scientist at Moto who levitates food and presents his customers with edibl

Special of the Day for Blog Readers

Will Pearson

Today's Special for our blog readers: 15% off the Brain Storm. Doesn't that name sound powerful? The Brain Storm is a combination of any one of our books and any 6 mental_floss back issues.

Quit your wining -- or don't, and live longer

Ransom Riggs

For years we've known about a curious dietary anomaly that the French enjoy: their foods are soaked in butter, cheese and other high-cholesterol substances, they drink wine like it's going o

Old Man Viking had a farm

Mary

Punkinsmom notes that something seems weird about this report of a fantastic archaeological find -- the funeral pyre of a Viking farmer, buried with a fancy set of weapons, some horse teeth, and a bel

Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Scientist: Hwang Woo-Suk

Mary

This week's mad scientist really is. You know him already as the guy who claimed to have cloned a human embryo for its stem cells but lied about key aspects of the work.

Show Off Your Smarts!

Will Pearson

We've had a blast getting so much great feedback from you guys on a few of our recent posts. The Big Idea and Lady Macbeth responses were especially helpful.

Rogue waves are no fish tale

Ransom Riggs

In honor of the Tres Pescadores' some-would-say-heroic fight to survive during nine months adrift at sea, we're taking a gander at another cause of bizarre oceanic disasters (besides "r

8 Things you might not believe about Bob Barker

Mangesh Hattikudur

Since news of Bob Barker's retirement has no doubt sent the world into a state of shock, I decided to cull some "facts" about the legendary Price Is Right game show host from wikipedia.

The world's first and only koala sperm bank

Mary

Forgive us if we seem a little dirty-minded today, what with the anatomically-correct baby doll and all, but we had to share this breakthrough in reproductive technology -- if only because the picture

Song stumper: "Rich Girl," but correct, girl?

David K. Israel

Today's song stumper is multi-tiered. In order to win bragging rights, you must answer each tier correctly. Question #1: Gwen Stefani released the single "Rich Girl" in 2005.

Special of the Day for Blog Readers

Will Pearson

We want to say THANK YOU to all of our blog readers by offering a SPECIAL OF THE DAY every day through the holidays. So, here's today's.

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